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Van Alexander

composer , conductor , manager , arranger

Van Alexander, composer, arranger, conductor. Three time Emmy nominee, 1969, 71, 72. Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (president 1962-1964), American Society Music Arrangers (president 1984-1986), American Society of Composers, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (music branch), Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, Song Writers Guild.

Background

Alexander, Van was born on May 2, 1915 in New York City.

Education

Student, Columbia University.

Career

Composer, Los Angeles, 1950-1970.

Works

  • Composer: (soundtrack) 22 films, 1950-1970. (television music) hundreds of segments. Co-composer (with Ella Fitzgerald) A Tisket-A-Tasket, 1938 (Grammy Hall of Fame 1986).Author: (text for arrangers) First Chart, 1962.

Membership

Member National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (president 1962-1964), American Society Music Arrangers (president 1984-1986), American Society of Composers, Academy Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (music branch), Pacific Pioneer Broadcasters, Song Writers Guild.

Connections

Son of Jack and Mildred (Van Vliet) Feldman. Married Beth Baremore, September 22, 1938. Children.

Lynn Tobias, Joyce Harris.

father:
Jack

mother:
Mildred (Van Vliet) Feldman

spouse:
Beth Baremore