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Lennie Hayton (1908–1971)

Composer, MGM music director (1940-1953), conductor, arranger and pianist in the jazz groups of 'Frankie Trumbauer', Bix Beiderbecke, Red Nichols, Joe Venuti and others. He was also with the Paul Whiteman orchestra. He also was music director for Lena Horne, his wife. Joining ASCAP in 1953, his popular-instrumental compositions included "Flying ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Hello, Dolly! Composer
On the Town Music Department
The Pirate Composer


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 1970 Bracken's World (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (uncredited)
 1969 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1968 Star! (uncredited)
 1965-1967 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (8 episodes)
- Time Lock (1967)
- The Death Watch (1966)
- Night of Terror (1966)
- Werewolf (1966)
 1967 Jack and the Beanstalk (TV Movie)
 1966 Daniel Boone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Prisoner (1966)
 1963-1966 Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- When Hell Froze (1966)
- It's Mental Work (1963)
 1964 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Who Is Jennifer? (1964)
 1963 The Virginian (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1953 Battle Circus
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (uncredited)
 1951 Strictly Dishonorable (uncredited)
 1950 Side Street
 1949 Battleground (musical score)
 1949 The Barkleys of Broadway (uncredited)
 1948 Words and Music (uncredited)
 1948 The Pirate (uncredited)
 1947 Good News (uncredited)
 1947 The Hucksters
 1947 Living in a Big Way (uncredited)
 1946 The Harvey Girls (uncredited)
 1945 Yolanda and the Thief (uncredited)
 1945 Ziegfeld Follies (uncredited)
 1944 The Thin Man Goes Home (uncredited)
 1944 Maisie Goes to Reno (uncredited)
 1944 Meet the People (uncredited)
 1944 See Here, Private Hargrove (uncredited)
 1943 Best Foot Forward (uncredited)
 1943 Pilot #5
 1942 Personalities (Short)
 1942 The Greatest Gift (Short)
 1942 Doin' Their Bit (Short) (uncredited)
 1942 Maisie Gets Her Man (musical score)
 1942 Grand Central Murder (uncredited)
 1942 The Woman in the House (Short)
 1942 Mokey
 1942 Kid Glove Killer (uncredited)
 1942 Born to Sing (uncredited)
 1942 Dr. Kildare's Victory (musical score)
 1942 Nazi Agent
 1941 Strange Testament (Short)
 1941 Changed Identity (Short) (uncredited)
 1941 Triumph Without Drums (Documentary short)
 1941 Your Last Act (Short)
 1941 The Big Store (uncredited)
 1941 Love Crazy (uncredited)
 1941 I'll Wait for You (uncredited)
 1941 Barnacle Bill (uncredited)
 1941 Ghost Treasure (Documentary short)
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Had one of the first biracial marriages in Hollywood - to Lena Horne - for almost a quarter of a century, until his death in 1971. See more »


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