Ray Heindorf

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Birthday
25, 1908
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 3, 1980 (71)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1908
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 3, 1980 (71)

About

Film composer who worked for Warner Bros. for nearly 40 years. His screen credits included "42nd Street," "Gold Diggers of 1935," "The Great Lie," "Knute Rockne All American," "A Streetcar Named Desire," "No Time for Sergeants," and "1776."

Before Fame

He worked as a pianist in a movie house in Mechanicville during his teens. He then accepted a job as a musical arranger in 1928 in New York City.

Trivia

He won Academy Awards for Best Original Score for the films "Yankee Doodle Dandy" from 1942, "This is the Army" from 1943, and "The Music Man" from 1962.

Family Life

His son Michael was also a film composer. He and his wife Lorraine left behind three children and four grandchildren.

Associated With

He oversaw the musical direction for the 1954 film "A Star is Born" starring Judy Garland.

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