Academy Award winner who wrote music for early Disney films "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" from 1937 and "Pinocchio" from 1940.
He was hired to perform the music in 1931 for the first transcontinental radio broadcast to come from the West Coast.
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.
He was the youngest of thirteen children. He was raised Mormon and studied piano and organ with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
He wrote the music for "Road to Utopia" from 1945, starring Bob Hope and Bing Crosby.