ARLEN, HAROLD (formerly Hyman Arluck; 1905–1986), American composer and one of the country's most important songwriters. Born in Buffalo, New York, Arlen was the son of a ḥazzan. He sang in the synagogue choir and worked as a ragtime pianist, dance band arranger, and singer in nightclubs and on river steamers. He first gained recognition as a songwriter with Get Happy (1928). In 1934 he turned to musical comedy and film scores as well as songs, which exemplify the trend of blending jazz with popular idioms. From 1931 to   1959, he composed eight musicals and from 1934 to 1963, 20 film scores. His successes include: "Stormy Weather" (1933); the music for the film The Wizard of Oz (1939), including the Academy Award-winning song "Over the Rainbow"; Star-Spangled Rhythm (1943); "That Old Black Magic" (1944); and the music for the film Here Come the Waves (1944). His musicals included Bloomer Girl (1944), Country Girl (1954), Jamaica (1957), and Saratoga (1959). -BIBLIOGRAPHY: Grove, S.V.; E. Jablonsky, Harold Arlen: Rhythms, Ram Bows and Blues, 1996. (Amnon Shiloah (2nd ed.)

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  • Arlen, Harold — orig. Hyman Arluck born Feb. 15, 1905, Buffalo, N.Y., U.S. died April 23, 1986, New York, N.Y. U.S. songwriter. After working as a performer and arranger, in 1929 he began a collaboration with lyricist Ted Koehler (1894–1973) with the song Get… …   Universalium

  • Arlen, Harold — orig. Hyman Arluck (15 feb. 1905, Buffalo, Nueva York, EE.UU.–23 abr. 1986, N.Y.). Compositor de canciones estadounidense. En 1929, después de trabajar como intérprete y arreglista, comenzó a colaborar con el letrista Ted Koehler (1894–1973) en… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Arlen,Harold — Ar·len (ärʹlən), Harold. 1905 1986. American composer of more than 500 songs, including the 1939 Oscar winner “Over the Rainbow.” * * * …   Universalium

  • Harold Arlen — Harold Arlen. Hyman Arluck (15 de febrero de 1905 – 23 de abril de 1986), más conocido como Harold Arlen fue un compositor estadounidense de música popular. Contenido 1 Historia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Harold — /har euhld/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Alexander Harold Rupert Leofric George Alexander 1st Earl Arlen Harold Barton Sir Derek Harold Richard Bloom Harold Clurman Harold Edgar Crane Harold Hart James Harold Doolittle… …   Universalium

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  • Harold Arlen — Harold Arlen, fotografiert von Carl van Vechten, 1960 Harold Arlen (* 15. Februar 1905 als Hyman Arluck in Buffalo, New York, USA; † 23. April 1986 in New York City) war ein US amerikanischer Unterhaltungsmusik Kompon …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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