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Birth name  Sidney Norton Ramin
Spouse  Gloria Breit (m. 1949)
Role  Orchestrator

Name  Sid Ramin
Years active  1950–present
Children  Ronald Ramin
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Born  January 22, 1919 (age 96) Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. (1919-01-22)
Occupation(s)  Orchestrator, arranger, composer
Albums  Love Is a Swingin' Word, Love Without Tears
Parents  Ezra Ramin, Beatrice D. Ramin
Similar People  Irwin Kostal, Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Leonard Bernstein, Al Hirt

Orchestrating "West Side Story"

Sidney Norton Ramin (born January 22, 1919) is an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer.


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Born in 1919, Ramin is the son of Ezra Ramin, a window trimmer, and Beatrice D. (Salamoff) Ramin. He has orchestrated many television, film, and theatrical productions. He also composed the theme and lyrics for "Smile, You're on Candid Camera" of the hidden camera television program Candid Camera in the 1960s. In his early years, Ramin frequently collaborated with arranger Robert Ginzler, most notably on Gypsy. With Leonard Bernstein and Irwin Kostal, he co-orchestrated the music for West Side Story. He is the composer of the famous hit "Music to Watch Girls By" first released as an instrumental single in 1967 by The Bob Crewe Generation.

Ramin married Gloria Breit, a singer and model, on January 9, 1949. They have one child, son Ronald "Ron" Ramin, who also works as a composer.


Ramin has won several professional awards throughout his career.

  • 1961: Academy Award – Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture, West Side Story
  • 1961: Grammy Award – Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from Motion Picture or Television, West Side Story
  • 1982: Daytime Emmy Award – Co-nominated as music composer as part of Outstanding Achievement in Design Excellence for a Daytime Drama Series, All My Children
  • Television

  • Gypsy (1993 television movie)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1973 television movie)
  • The Patty Duke Show
  • Candid Camera
  • The Milton Berle Show
  • Film

  • West Side Story (1961)
  • Too Many Thieves (1967)
  • Stiletto (1969)
  • Theatre

  • West Side Story, Broadway, 2009
  • Gypsy, Broadway, 2008
  • Gypsy, Broadway, 2003
  • The Red Shoes, Broadway, 1993
  • Crazy for You, Broadway, 1992
  • Gypsy, Broadway, 1989
  • Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Broadway, 1989
  • Smile, Broadway, 1986
  • West Side Story, Broadway, 1980
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Broadway, 1976
  • Gypsy, Broadway, 1974
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Broadway, 1972
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Regional (US), 1971
  • Look Where I'm At!, Off-Broadway, 1971
  • West Side Story, Broadway, 1968
  • West Side Story, Broadway, 1964
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, US Tour, 1963
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West End, 1963
  • Sophie, Broadway, 1963
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Broadway, 1962
  • I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Broadway, 1962
  • Kwamina, Broadway, 1961
  • The Conquering Hero, Broadway, 1961
  • Wildcat, Broadway, 1960
  • Vintage '60, Broadway, 1960
  • West Side Story, Broadway, 1960
  • The Girls Against the Boys, Broadway, 1959
  • West Side Story, US Tour, 1959
  • Gypsy, Broadway, 1959
  • West Side Story, West End, 1958
  • Say, Darling, Broadway, 1958
  • West Side Story, Broadway, 1957
  • Wonderful Town, Broadway, 1953
  • References

    Sid Ramin Wikipedia

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