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 Rudolf Friml

Rudolf Friml

Birth
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 12 Nov 1972 (aged 92)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Great Mausoleum, Court of Honor, directly beneath the Last Supper stained-glass window
Memorial ID 368 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, he was a composer of operettas, musicals, songs and piano pieces, as well as being an accomplished concert pianist. In the early 1900s, he toured throughout Europe and the United States, finally moving to New York City where he began contributing his compositions to stage productions in 1912. In 1934, he moved to Hollywood to work on film musicals to include "The Vagabond King" "The Lottery Bride", "Bachelor Bait", "The Return of Chandu", "One Frightened Night", "Sunset of Power" and many more. He also collaborated with many great lyricists of the time producing hit songs such as "Giannina Mia", "Love Is Like a Firefly", "In Love With Love", "Somewhere in My Heart", "Song of the Vagabonds" and "Indian Love Call". He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971 and died in Hollywood, California, a year later.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 368
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rudolf Friml (7 Dec 1879–12 Nov 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 368, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .