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Buttolph, David, 1902-1983


  • [David Buttolph (1902-1983) was a Hollywood film composer who scored over 300 movies.]

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    • Buttolph, James David, 1902-1983
    • Buttolph, D. (David), 1902-1983
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1902-08-03
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1983-01-01
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Poway (Calif.)
    • Gender

        Males
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  • Sources

    • found: Barricade [MP] 1939:credits (music by David Buttolph)
    • found: Performing arts biog. master index, 1981(David Buttolph; b. 1902)
    • found: IMDb, Aug. 29, 2006(David Buttolph; b. Aug. 3, 1902, New York, N.Y.; d. Jan. 1, 1983, Poway, Calif.; birth name: James David Buttolph Jr.)
    • found: End title and resume, 1934(D. Buttolph)
    • found: David Buttolph papers, ,1941-1952(David Buttolph was born August 3, 1902 in New York City; he studied music in Vienna and New York and arrived in Hollywood in the mid 1930s; he there joined Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation but occassionally did outside assignments for other films; he then moved to Warner Bros. until 1951; Buttolph was known for his work on Westerns but also covered all types of subjects from musicals to horror; David died January 1, 1983 in Poway, California)
    • found: Wikipedia, November 16, 2018(David Buttolph; David Buttolph (born James David Buttolph Jr., August 3, 1902--January 1, 1983) was a film composer who scored over 300 movies in his career; born in New York City, Buttolph showed musical talent at an early age, and eventually studied music formally; after earning a music degree, Buttolph moved to Europe in 1923 and studied in Austria and Germany supporting himself as a nightclub pianist; he returned to the U.S. in 1927 and, a few years later, began working for NBC radio network as an arranger and conductor; in 1933, Buttolph moved to Los Angeles and began working in films; Buttolph's best work, according to many, was his work as an arranger on the Alfred Newman score for The Mark of Zorro (1940); in the mid-1950s, Buttolph started to compose scores for television, the most memorable being the theme for the TV western Maverick starring James Garner with the same music appearing in his score of The Lone Ranger (1956); he continued to compose music for television, many of which were westerns, until his retirement in 1963)
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    • [David Buttolph (1902-1983) was a Hollywood film composer who scored over 300 movies.]
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    • 1988-01-27: new
    • 2018-11-17: revised
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