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Eleanor Aller Slatkin
Birth: May 20, 1917
Death: Oct. 13, 1995

Cellist. She was born in New York City, a descendent of three generations of Russian-Jewish musicians; her uncle was conductor Modest Altschuler. In 1939 she married violinist Felix Slatkin and became first cellist of the Warner Bros. Orchestra, a position she held for 20 years. As co-founder of the famed Hollywood String Quartet, she recorded 21 albums and shared a 1958 Grammy Award for their version of Beethoven's Op. 130 Quartet. Slatkin was long regarded as one of Hollywood's finest instrumentalists, noted for her versatility and the robust singing tone of her playing. Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed his Cello Concerto for her to perform on the soundtrack of the film "Deception" (1947), and John Williams wrote a solo especially for her in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (1977), rare showcases for a studio musician. She was active as a freelance sessions player until shortly before her death. Her sons are conductor Leonard Slatkin and cellist Fred Zlotkin. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Beth Olam Mausoleum, Section M-4
 
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Record added: Apr 05, 2000
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