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Dale Butts
Original name: Robert Dale Butts
Birth: Mar. 12, 1910
Lyon County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1990
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Composer, Arranger. As music director of Republic Pictures from 1944 to 1956, he scored or orchestrated over 140 films, from B westerns and serials to the company's more ambitious productions. He shared an Academy Award nomination with Morton Scott for "Flame of Barbary Coast" (1945). Robert Dale Butts was born in Lamasco, Kentucky. He joined NBC Radio in Chicago in 1928 and for 13 years was its principal pianist and arranger. In 1937 he married aspiring star Dale Evans (who took her stage name from him) and the couple struggled to find work in Hollywood before they were both signed by Republic in 1943. After their 1945 divorce he continued to write music for Evans' films, including those co-starring her fourth husband, Roy Rogers. Among his credits are "Don't Fence Me In" (1945), "Dakota" (1945), "The Plunderers" (1948), "The Fighting Kentuckian" (1949), "Trigger, Jr." (1950), "The Vanishing American" (1955), and "Affair in Reno" (1957). Butts retired from show business in 1956, but thrifty Republic used his stock cues for several more features until the studio closed in 1959. At his death he bequeathed his personal archives (including an unpublished autobiography) to UCLA. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
Family links: 
  Robert Carter Butts (1883 - 1957)
  Hattie Gray Butts (1888 - 1973)
  Dale Evans (1912 - 2001)*
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Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Section 2, #69
GPS (lat/lon): 34.08996, -118.31656
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Feb 10, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 8423
Dale Butts
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