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 Richard Addinsell

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Richard Addinsell

  • Birth 13 Jan 1904
  • Death 15 Nov 1977 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
  • Plot Crocus Lawn, sec.2P
  • Memorial ID 8682

Composer. He is known chiefly for his movie music. His "Warsaw Concerto" for piano and orchestra, written for the motion picture "Dangerous Moonlight" (1941), has enjoyed independent life as a concert piece. His other movie credits include "Fire Over England" (1937), "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1939), "Gaslight" (1940), "A Diary for Timothy" (1945), "Blithe Spirit" (1945), "Under Capricorn" (1949), "A Christmas Carol" (aka "Scrooge", 1951), "The Prince and the Showgirl" (1957), "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone" (1961), "Waltz of the Toreadors" (1962), and "Life at the Top" (1965). Addinsell was born in London, England and studied at the Royal Academy of Music. He acquired film scoring technique while working at RKO studios in Hollywood from 1932 to 1935. Outside of the cinema he was noted as the accompanist of stage comedienne Joyce Grenfell, and wrote many songs for her.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Addinsell (13 Jan 1904–15 Nov 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8682, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .