Walter Scharf

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Birthday
1, 1910
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 24, 2003 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
1, 1910
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Feb 24, 2003 (92)

About

Oscar nominee for 1952's Hans Christian Andersen, 1968's Funny Girl, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory from 1971. He worked on over 100 films, including Jerry Lewis' The Nutty Professor in 1963.

Before Fame

He was an accompanist for singer Helen Morgan and pianist and arranger for the legendary Rudy Vallee.

Trivia

He was hired in the 1960s by silent-film star Harold Lloyd to rescore Lloyd's old films.

Family Life

He was born to Yiddish theatre comic Bessie Zwerling.

Associated With

He orchestrated the original version of Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" for the film Holiday Inn from 1942.

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