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Gershenson, Joseph


  • [Joseph Gershenson was born January 12, 1904 in Russia. Joseph relocated to the U.S. after the 1917 revolution. During the silent-film era, Gershenson worked as a moviehouse orchestra conductor. From 1940 until his retirement in the 1970s, he was head of Universal Studios' music department. He received Academy Award nominations for his arrangements for The Glenn Miller Story (1954) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Joseph also branched out into producing and directing, using the pseudonym Joseph G. Sanford.]

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    • found: Summer love [SR] [196-?]:label (Joseph Gershenson)
    • found: Cowboy, 1957(song from Slim Carter; Joe Gershenson)
    • found: imdb.com viewed October 7, 2020(Russian-born Joseph Gershenson began his show-business career in 1920 as a conductor of orchestras in movie theaters. Hired by Universal Pictures for its music department, he was made the department head in 1940. Gershenson's name appeared on virtually every Universal film made as music supervisor from 1949 until his retirement in 1969 after Angel in My Pocket (1969). He also branched out into producing and directing, using the pseudonym Joseph G. Sanford. Joseph was born January 12, 1904 in Kishinev, Russia and died January 18, 1988 in Los Angeles, California) - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0314829/bio
    • found: Fandango.com viewed October 7, 2020(Born in Russia, Joseph A. Gershenson relocated to the U.S. after the 1917 revolution. During the silent-film era, Gershenson worked as a moviehouse orchestra conductor. From 1940 until his retirement in the 1970s, he was head of Universal Studios' music department. He received Academy Award nominations for his arrangements for The Glenn Miller Story (1954) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Joseph A. Gershenson also wrote music under the pseudonym Joseph G. Sanford.) - https://www.fandango.com/people/joseph-e-gershenson-238772/biography
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    • [Joseph Gershenson was born January 12, 1904 in Russia. Joseph relocated to the U.S. after the 1917 revolution. During the silent-film era, Gershenson worked as a moviehouse orchestra conductor. From 1940 until his retirement in the 1970s, he was head of Universal Studios' music department. He received Academy Award nominations for his arrangements for The Glenn Miller Story (1954) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). Joseph also branched out into producing and directing, using the pseudonym Joseph G. Sanford.]
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