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 Bronislaw Kaper

Bronislaw Kaper

Birth
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
Death 26 Apr 1983 (aged 81)
Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Plot Hall of David (New Beth Olam Mausoleum), Corridor T-1, Tier 15
Memorial ID 7917 · View Source
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Motion Picture Composer. A composer, arranger and conductor for films, from the mid-1930s through the late 1960s, he studied at the Warsaw Conservatory of Music and in Berlin. In 1935, after moving to America, he began collaboration with Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn or Ned Washington, on songs for movies such as ‘A Night at the Opera’ (“Cosi Cosa”), “Mutiny on the Bounty’ (“Love Song of Tahiti”), ‘Escapade’ (“You're All I Need”), and ‘San Francisco’ (the title song sung by Jeanette McDonald,). During the 1940s, he composed scores for ‘Two Faced Woman’, ‘Keeper of the Flame’, ‘Gaslight’, ‘Without Love”, ‘Green Dolphin Street’ and others. He won an Academy Award for his score to ‘Lili”, which also contained the song “Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo”, sung by Leslie Caron and Mel Ferrer. His other movie music in the 1950s and 1960s included ‘The Red Badge of Courage’, ‘Them’, ‘Somebody Up There Likes Me’, ‘The Swan’, ‘Auntie Mame’, ‘Butterfield 8’, ‘Lord Jim’, and ‘Tobruk”. His collaborators included Herbert Stothart, Bob Russell and classical composer Hector Villa-Lobos.

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  • Added: 23 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7917
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bronislaw Kaper (5 Feb 1902–26 Apr 1983), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7917, citing Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .