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David Buttolph

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Occupation  Actor, Composer
Years active  1947-1978

Name  David Buttolph
Role  Film composer
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Full Name  James David Buttolph, Jr.
Born  August 3, 1902 (1902-08-03) United States
Died  January 1, 1983, Poway, California, United States
Albums  Calamity Jane, The Horse Soldiers
Music director  The Horse Soldiers, House of Wax, The Beast from 20 - 000 F, Secret of the Incas, Kiss of Death
Similar People  Martin Rackin, Cyril J Mockridge, Alfred Newman, Hans J Salter, David Raksin

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David Buttolph (born James David Buttolph Jr., August 3, 1902 – January 1, 1983) was a film composer who scored over 300 movies in his career. Born in New York City, Buttolph showed musical talent at an early age, and eventually studied music formally. After earning a music degree, Buttolph moved to Europe in 1923 and studied in Austria and Germany supporting himself as a nightclub pianist. He returned to the U.S. in 1927 and, a few years later, began working for NBC radio network as an arranger and conductor. In 1933, Buttolph moved to Los Angeles and began working in films. Buttolph's best work, according to many, was his work as an arranger on the Alfred Newman score for The Mark of Zorro (1940).

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In the mid-1950s, Buttolph started to compose scores for television, the most memorable being the theme for the TV western Maverick starring James Garner with the same music appearing in his score of The Lone Ranger (1956). He continued to compose music for television, many of which were westerns, until his retirement in 1963.


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