Clarence Wheeler

Clarence Wheeler

Known for: Sound
Birthday: 1885-09-27
Deathday: 1966-12-28 (81 years old)

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Biography

Clarence E. Wheeler (September 27, 1885 – December 28, 1966) was an American musician and composer. He created the music for many of Woody Woodpecker series cartoons under Walter Lantz Productions along with films in the 1950s. Wheeler was born in Walnut, Kansas. He formed an orchestra that appeared on the radio in Chicago in the 1930s, playing on The Terminix All-Star Program in May 1933 on WBBM. He was music director of the station from 1935 to 1938 and was replaced by Caesar Petrillo, brother of future American Federation of Musicians boss James Petrillo. He arrived in Hollywood that year and began writing music published by Alberto Colombo. Among his compositions were Cinemaland Parade, Silhouette in Rhythm, Sing For Our Fallen Brave., There Must Be a Way, Hey There, Mr. Labor, That Night in Donegal, Tiny Little Big Shot, Hello Broadway, London Calling, the last four with James J. May.He soon went into scoring short films. His first credit was in the 1941 Columbia Pictures release The Carpenters, directed by former Warner Bros. animator Paul Fennell, where radio commentator Raymond Gram Swing reviewed the history of the invasion of Poland. He was hired in 1944 by George Pal to provide the scores for his Puppetoons and live-action shorts such as This is Oil (1949), released by Paramount Pictures. Wheeler also worked on features, providing orchestrations for Shirley Temple's teen star vehicle, Miss Annie Rooney (1942), the all-star extravaganza Tales of Manhattan (1942), and a number of the Blondie movies released by Columbia in the 1940s.

Wheeler also scored for early television programs, being hired by Jerry Fairbanks to write music for the series Public Prosecutor in 1948. That same year Wheeler also created the original opening and closing theme for the animated series Crusader Rabbit, adapting and arranging the folk melodies The Trail to Mexico (known on cue sheets as "Rabbit Fanfare") and Ten Little Indians (known as "Main Title Rabbit").Some of Wheeler's film music was recompiled as stock music and leased to television producers, for airing on programs such as Topper, The Untouchables, Wyatt Earp and Gumby.

His first animated cartoon score was The 3 Minnies: Sota, Tonka and Ha-Ha! (1949), distributed by Republic Pictures. When Walter Lantz re-opened his studio in 1950 he hired Wheeler to score all his cartoons, almost 140 in total, beginning with Puny Express through The Nautical Nut, which was released in 1967 after Wheeler's death.

Filmography

All 171

Movies 171

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The Nautical Nut

The Nautical Nut (1967)

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Have Gun Can't Travel

Have Gun Can't Travel (1967)

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Sissy Sheriff

Sissy Sheriff (1967)

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Monster of Ceremonies

Monster of Ceremonies (1966)

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The Big Bite

The Big Bite (1966)

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Hassle in a Castle

Hassle in a Castle (1966)

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Rough Riding Hood

Rough Riding Hood (1966)

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Canned Dog Feud

Canned Dog Feud (1965)

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What's Peckin'

What's Peckin' (1965)

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Sioux Me

Sioux Me (1965)

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Woodpecker Wanted

Woodpecker Wanted (1965)

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Roamin' Roman

Roamin' Roman (1964)

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Get Lost! Little Doggy

Get Lost! Little Doggy (1964)

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Freeway Fracas

Freeway Fracas (1964)

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Deep Freeze Squeeze

Deep Freeze Squeeze (1964)

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Tepee for Two

Tepee for Two (1963)

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Coy Decoy

Coy Decoy (1963)

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Shutter Bug

Shutter Bug (1963)

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Stowaway Woody

Stowaway Woody (1963)

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Calling Dr. Woodpecker

Calling Dr. Woodpecker (1962)

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Crowin' Pains

Crowin' Pains (1962)

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Short in the Saddle

Short in the Saddle (1962)

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Little Woody Riding Hood

Little Woody Riding Hood (1962)

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Tragic Magic

Tragic Magic (1962)

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Rocket Racket

Rocket Racket (1962)

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Room and Bored

Room and Bored (1962)

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Robin Hoody Woody

Robin Hoody Woody (1962)

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Home Sweet Homewrecker

Home Sweet Homewrecker (1962)

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Phantom of the Horse Opera

Phantom of the Horse Opera (1961)

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Tricky Trout

Tricky Trout (1961)

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Busman's Holiday

Busman's Holiday (1961)

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Franken-Stymied

Franken-Stymied (1961)

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Sufferin' Cats

Sufferin' Cats (1961)

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St. Moritz Blitz

St. Moritz Blitz (1961)

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Papoose on the Loose

Papoose on the Loose (1961)

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The Bird Who Came to Dinner

The Bird Who Came to Dinner (1961)

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Fowled Up Falcon

Fowled Up Falcon (1960)

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Ozark Lark

Ozark Lark (1960)

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The Adventures of Sam Space

The Adventures of Sam Space (1960)

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Hunger Strife

Hunger Strife (1960)

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Bats in the Belfry

Bats in the Belfry (1960)

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How to Stuff a Woodpecker

How to Stuff a Woodpecker (1960)

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Pistol Packin' Woodpecker

Pistol Packin' Woodpecker (1960)

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Ballyhooey

Ballyhooey (1960)

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Romp in a Swamp

Romp in a Swamp (1959)

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Space Mouse

Space Mouse (1959)

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The Tee Bird

The Tee Bird (1959)

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Woodpecker in the Moon

Woodpecker in the Moon (1959)

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Bee Bopped

Bee Bopped (1959)

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Panhandle Scandal

Panhandle Scandal (1959)

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Log Jammed

Log Jammed (1959)

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Yukon Have It

Yukon Have It (1959)

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Robinson Gruesome

Robinson Gruesome (1959)

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Witty Kitty

Witty Kitty (1959)

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Truant Student

Truant Student (1959)

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Tomcat Combat

Tomcat Combat (1959)

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The Bongo Punch

The Bongo Punch (1958)

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Little Televillain

Little Televillain (1958)

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Jittery Jester

Jittery Jester (1958)

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Three-Ring Fling

Three-Ring Fling (1958)

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Tree's a Crowd

Tree's a Crowd (1958)

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A Chilly Reception

A Chilly Reception (1958)

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Everglade Raid

Everglade Raid (1958)

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Half Empty Saddles

Half Empty Saddles (1958)

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Polar Pests

Polar Pests (1958)

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Salmon Yeggs

Salmon Yeggs (1958)

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Watch the Birdie

Watch the Birdie (1958)

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Misguided Missile

Misguided Missile (1958)

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His Better Elf

His Better Elf (1958)

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Swiss Miss-Fit

Swiss Miss-Fit (1957)

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Dopey Dick, the Pink Whale

Dopey Dick, the Pink Whale (1957)

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Fowled-Up Party

Fowled-Up Party (1957)

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Fodder and Son

Fodder and Son (1957)

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The Big Snooze

The Big Snooze (1957)

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Round Trip to Mars

Round Trip to Mars (1957)

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International Woodpecker

International Woodpecker (1957)

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To Catch a Woodpecker

To Catch a Woodpecker (1957)

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The Unbearable Salesman

The Unbearable Salesman (1957)

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Box Car Bandit

Box Car Bandit (1957)

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Red Riding Hoodlum

Red Riding Hoodlum (1957)

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Operation Cold Feet

Operation Cold Feet (1956)

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Arts and Flowers

Arts and Flowers (1956)

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Woody Meets Davy Crewcut

Woody Meets Davy Crewcut (1956)

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Niagara Fools

Niagara Fools (1956)

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Calling All Cuckoos

Calling All Cuckoos (1956)

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The Talking Dog

The Talking Dog (1956)

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Hold That Rock

Hold That Rock (1956)

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Woodpecker from Mars

Woodpecker from Mars (1956)

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Room and Wrath

Room and Wrath (1956)

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Chief Charlie Horse

Chief Charlie Horse (1956)

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Get Lost

Get Lost (1956)

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After the Ball

After the Ball (1956)

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Pigeon Holed

Pigeon Holed (1956)

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Bunco Busters

Bunco Busters (1955)

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Hot and Cold Penguin

Hot and Cold Penguin (1955)

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Square Shootin' Square

Square Shootin' Square (1955)

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The Tree Medic

The Tree Medic (1955)

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Flea for Two

Flea for Two (1955)

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Bedtime Bedlam

Bedtime Bedlam (1955)

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Sh-h-h-h-h-h

Sh-h-h-h-h-h (1955)

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Private Eye Pooch

Private Eye Pooch (1955)

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The Legend of Rockabye Point

The Legend of Rockabye Point (1955)

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Witch Crafty

Witch Crafty (1955)

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Crazy Mixed Up Pup

Crazy Mixed Up Pup (1955)

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Helter Shelter

Helter Shelter (1955)

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I'm Cold

I'm Cold (1954)

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6
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Convict Concerto

Convict Concerto (1954)

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A Fine Feathered Frenzy

A Fine Feathered Frenzy (1954)

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Real Gone Woody

Real Gone Woody (1954)

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Pig in a Pickle

Pig in a Pickle (1954)

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Paw's Night Out

Paw's Night Out (1954)

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Broadway Bow Wow's

Broadway Bow Wow's (1954)

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Hot Rod Huckster

Hot Rod Huckster (1954)

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Hay Rube

Hay Rube (1954)

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Under the Counter Spy

Under the Counter Spy (1954)

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Dig That Dog

Dig That Dog (1954)

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Alley to Bali

Alley to Bali (1954)

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A Horse's Tale

A Horse's Tale (1954)

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Socko in Morocco

Socko in Morocco (1954)

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Chilly Willy

Chilly Willy (1953)

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Hot Noon or 12 O'Clock for Sure

Hot Noon or 12 O'Clock for Sure (1953)

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Plywood Panic

Plywood Panic (1953)

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Belle Boys

Belle Boys (1953)

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Hypnotic Hick

Hypnotic Hick (1953)

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Composer
Maw and Paw

Maw and Paw (1953)

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Wrestling Wrecks

Wrestling Wrecks (1953)

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The Flying Turtle

The Flying Turtle (1953)

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Operation Sawdust

Operation Sawdust (1953)

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The Mouse and the Lion

The Mouse and the Lion (1953)

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Buccaneer Woodpecker

Buccaneer Woodpecker (1953)

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The Dog That Cried Wolf

The Dog That Cried Wolf (1953)

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What's Sweepin'?

What's Sweepin'? (1953)

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Termites from Mars

Termites from Mars (1952)

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The Great Who-Dood-It

The Great Who-Dood-It (1952)

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Scalp Treatment

Scalp Treatment (1952)

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Woodpecker in the Rough

Woodpecker in the Rough (1952)

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Stage Hoax

Stage Hoax (1952)

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Born to Peck

Born to Peck (1952)

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Destination Meat Ball

Destination Meat Ball (1951)

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The Woody Woodpecker Polka

The Woody Woodpecker Polka (1951)

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The Redwood Sap

The Redwood Sap (1951)

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Slingshot 6 7/8

Slingshot 6 7/8 (1951)

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Wicket Wacky

Wicket Wacky (1951)

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Sleep Happy

Sleep Happy (1951)

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Puny Express

Puny Express (1951)

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Original Music Composer
The Fighting Stallion

The Fighting Stallion (1950)

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Composer
The Three Minnies: Sota, Tonka & Ha-Ha

The Three Minnies: Sota, Tonka & Ha-Ha (1949)

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Original Music Composer
Blondie's Anniversary

Blondie's Anniversary (1947)

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Music Director
Tubby the Tuba

Tubby the Tuba (1947)

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Composer
Wilbur the Lion

Wilbur the Lion (1947)

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Original Music Composer
Blondie's Holiday

Blondie's Holiday (1947)

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Composer
Shoe Shine Jasper

Shoe Shine Jasper (1947)

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Composer
Easy Does It

Easy Does It (1946)

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John Henry and the Inky-Poo

John Henry and the Inky-Poo (1946)

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Honesty Is the Best Policy

Honesty Is the Best Policy (1946)

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Together in the Weather

Together in the Weather (1946)

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Olio for Jasper

Olio for Jasper (1946)

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My Man Jasper

My Man Jasper (1945)

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Jasper and the Beanstalk

Jasper and the Beanstalk (1945)

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Jasper's Close Shave

Jasper's Close Shave (1945)

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Jasper's Minstrels

Jasper's Minstrels (1945)

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Hot Lip Jasper

Hot Lip Jasper (1945)

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Jasper's Boobytraps

Jasper's Boobytraps (1945)

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Original Music Composer
I'm from Arkansas

I'm from Arkansas (1944)

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Composer
Jasper Tell

Jasper Tell (1944)

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Composer
A Hatful of Dreams

A Hatful of Dreams (1944)

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Composer
Women on the Warpath

Women on the Warpath (1943)

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Original Music Composer
The Miracle Kid

The Miracle Kid (1941)

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Composer
How War Came

How War Came (1941)

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Composer
The Carpenters

The Carpenters (1941)

Movie
Music
A Busy Day

A Busy Day (1940)

Movie

Ratings

Average 5.96
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1940
1953
1956
1953
1967

Information

Known for
Sound

Gender
Male

Birthday
1885-09-27

Deathday
1966-12-28 (81 years old)

Place of birth
Walnut, United States of America

Citizenships
United States of America


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