Leigh Harline

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Birthday
26, 1907
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Dec 10, 1969 (62)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
26, 1907
Birthplace
Utah
Death Date
Dec 10, 1969 (62)

About

Academy Award winner who wrote music for early Disney films "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" from 1937 and "Pinocchio" from 1940.

Before Fame

He was hired to perform the music in 1931 for the first transcontinental radio broadcast to come from the West Coast.

Trivia

He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1940 for 'When You Wish Upon A Star,' which was featured in 'Pinocchio.' He had initially been hired by Walt Disney to score the 'Silly Symphonies' shorts.

Family Life

He was the youngest of thirteen children. He was raised Mormon and studied piano and organ with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Associated With

He wrote the music for "Road to Utopia" from 1945, starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.

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