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Victor Young

Composer, Violinist, Arranger, Bandleader, Music Director, Conductor

(1900 - 1956)

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Victor Young was a child prodigy who began his professional career as a concert violinist. In later years he would serve as a conductor, arranger, and as music director for such radio singers as Al Jolson and Smith Ballew. For years he led a successful band, Victor Young and His Orchestra, producing a number of hits and accompanying such greats as the Boswell Sisters and Judy Garland (including her recording of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”).

Young worked on hundreds of films, scoring, arranging, conducting or contributing songs, and was nominated for over 20 Oscars. He posthumously received an Academy Award for the score of the 1956 film Around the World in 80 Days. Other Victor Young songs include:

Sweet Sue, Just You” (1928)
Beautiful Love” (1931)
Ghost of a Chance” (1932)
Street of Dreams” (1932)
Love Letters” (1945)
Stella by Starlight” (1946)
My Foolish Heart” (1949)
When I Fall in Love” (1952).

Henry Mancini said of Young “All he had to do was sit down at the piano and the melodies fell out of his sleeves.”

- Jeremy Wilson

Beautiful Love

Jay Clayton/Fred Hersch

Street of Dreams

Grant Green

Columbia Years, 1949-1953

Sarah Vaughan Includes "Street of Dreams"

On Green Dolphin Street

Miles Davis

Stella by Starlight

Chet Baker

My Foolish Heart: Live at the Left Bank

Stan Getz

My Foolish Heart

George Mraz

My Foolish Heart

Donna Fuller

When I Fall in Love

Jeri Southern

When I Fall In Love

Chris Botti

The Best of Victor Young & The Brunswick Studio Orchestra 1932-1934

Victor Young
Reading and Viewing

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Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman

For Whom the Bell Tolls

DVD Scored by Young

David Niven

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

DVD Scored by Young

John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ben Johnson, Claude Jarman Jr., Harry Carey Jr., Chill Wills, J. Carrol Naish, Victor McLaglen, Grant Withers, Peter Ortiz, Steve Pendleton, Karolyn Grimes, Alberto Morin, Stan Jones, Fred Kennedy, Karl Farr, Barlow Simpson

Rio Grande

Republic Pictures

DVD Scored by Young

Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders

Samson And Delilah

DVD Scored by Young

Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall, Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Robert Keith, Grant Williams, Robert J. Wilke, Edward Platt, Harry Shannon, John Larch, Joseph Granby, Roy Glenn, Maidie Norman, William Schallert, Joanne Jordan, Dani Crayne, Dorothy Porter

Written on the Wind - Criterion Collection


DVD Wrote title song with Sammy Cahn

John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Barry Fitzgerald, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen

The Quiet Man

Republic Pictures

DVD - VHS Scored by Young

Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Gail Russell

The Uninvited

Universal Studios

VHS - (Includes "Stella by Starlight")

Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten

Love Letters

Universal Studios

VHS Scored by Young

Alan Ladd, Jean Arthur


Warner Home Video

VHS Scored by Young

Dana Andrews, Susan Hayward

My Foolish Heart

Hbo Home Video

VHS Scored by Young

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