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Mort Glickman

  • Birth 6 Dec 1898 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1953 Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Beth Olam Mausoleum, Corridor M-6, Crypt 5303
  • Memorial ID 12578416

Film Composer, Conductor and Arranger. He is best known for his striking score for the sci-fi classic "Invaders From Mars" (1953). Born in Chicago, he came to Hollywood in 1939 after much theatre and radio experience in his hometown. On staff at Republic Pictures from 1940 to 1949, Glickman wrote stirring, effective music for over 200 films, mostly B westerns and serials, including several starring John Wayne, Roy Rogers, and Hopalong Cassidy. He seldom received screen credit and sometimes served as a ghost-writer for more famous composers. Among Glickman's features are "Adventures of Captain Marvel" (1941), "Spy Smashers" (1942), "The Man From Thunder River" (1943), "Captain America" (1944), "The Fighting Seabees" (1944), "Flame of the Barabary Coast" (1945), "Dakota" (1945), "Son of Zorro" (1947), "The Black Widow" (1947), and "King of the Rocket Men" (1949). He later worked in television and in 1952 scored the first season of "The Abbott and Costello Show". With "Invaders From Mars" (1953), Glickman was given a generous music budget (and screen billing) for a change and produced an original soundtrack that is some ways anticipated avant-garde techniques of the 1960s. He died of cancer before the film's release. It is largely due to this film that cineastes have begun to re-evaluate Glickman's unsung contributions to movie music.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 12578416
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mort Glickman (6 Dec 1898–27 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12578416, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .