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Herbert Stothart
Birth: Sep. 11, 1885
Death: Feb. 1, 1949

Composer. He was MGM's most reliable "house composer" during that studio's heyday. Stothart won an Academy Award for "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), and scored or orchestrated over 150 other films, including "Queen Christina" (1933), "Viva Villa!" (1934), "David Copperfield" (1935), "Anna Karenina" (1935), "Mutiny on the Bounty" (1935), "A Night at the Opera" (1935), "Rose Marie" (1936), "San Francisco" (1936), "Camille" (1937), "The Good Earth" (1937), "Marie Antoinette" (1938), "Waterloo Bridge" (1940), "Mrs. Miniver" (1942), "Random Harvest" (1943), "National Velvet" (1945), "They Were Expendable" (1945), "The Yearling" (1946), and "The Three Musketeers" (1948). He also wrote music for "Gone With the Wind" (1939), though Max Steiner received sole credit. Stothart was born in Milwaukee, and began writing stage revues while studying at the University of Wisconsin. He composed for Broadway from the early 1920s and scored a huge success with the operetta "Rose Marie" (1924), co-written with Rudolf Friml. Stothart joined MGM in 1928 and remained under contract there for the rest of his life. In 1947, while recovering from a near-fatal coronary, he composed "Heart Attack: A Symphonic Poem". Two years later he died of cancer. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Glendale
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Everlasting Love Section Plot 982
 
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Record added: Apr 11, 2000
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