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Bronislaw Kaper
Birth: Feb. 5, 1902
Warsaw
Mazowieckie, Poland
Death: Apr. 26, 1983
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Motion Picture Composer. A composer, arranger and conductor for films, from the mid-1930s through the late 1960s, he studied at the Warsaw Conservatory of Music and in Berlin. In 1935, after moving to America, he began collaboration with Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn or Ned Washington, on songs for movies such as ‘A Night at the Opera’ (“Cosi Cosa”), “Mutiny on the Bounty’ (“Love Song of Tahiti”), ‘Escapade’ (“You're All I Need”), and ‘San Francisco’ (the title song sung by Jeanette McDonald,). During the 1940s, he composed scores for ‘Two Faced Woman’, ‘Keeper of the Flame’, ‘Gaslight’, ‘Without Love”, ‘Green Dolphin Street’ and others. He won an Academy Award for his score to ‘Lili”, which also contained the song “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo”, sung by Leslie Caron and Mel Ferrer. His other movie music in the 1950s and 1960s included ‘The Red Badge of Courage’, ‘Them’, ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’, ‘The Swan’, ‘Auntie Mame’, ‘Butterfield 8’, ‘Lord Jim’, and ‘Tobruk”. His collaborators included Herbert Stothart, Bob Russell and classical composer Hector Villa-Lobos. (bio by: Christian) 

Cause of death: Cancer
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Hall of David (New Beth Olam Mausoleum), Corridor T-1, Tier 15
 
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Record added: Dec 23, 1999
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Thank you - from musicians and music lovers around the world -for your haunting song called INVITATION. Of the hundreds of recorded versions, perhaps the most loved was by pianist Marian McPartland. Lastly, thank you for crediting the =singer= who added t...(Read more)
- Ed Chilton
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014
Sir - your Olympic caliber skill in Fencing has not been forgotten, nor have your Black Belts in martial arts. Your musical themes for BOTH the 1935 and 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty scores compete for arresting beauty. Thank you for BLUE LOVEBIRD, honoring t...(Read more)
- Ed Chilton
 Added: Mar. 4, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Feb. 5, 2014
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