David Rose

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David Rose on a radio broadcast, ca.1946

David Rose (born June 15, 1910 in London , † August 23, 1990 in Burbank , California ) was an American songwriter , composer and arranger born in England . His most famous compositions include The Stripper (1958), Holiday for Strings and Calypso Melody . Rose also wrote and arranged the background music for numerous television series , including Bonanza , Our Little Farm, and Underwater Adventures .

life and work

David Rose was born in London in 1910 to Jewish parents and later grew up in the American metropolis of Chicago . He studied music there, then worked for the Chicago Orchestra and radio stations, and went to Hollywood as an arranger and composer. In the early 1940s he founded his own orchestra and had great success in 1944 with the title Holiday For Strings , which reached number 2 in the USA. Although he had smaller hits in the following years, for example his song So in Love , which he created together with Leo Robin , was nominated for an Oscar in 1946 , he was only able to repeat his success of 1944 in 1962 when The Stripper hit the singles charts in the USA 1 came and stayed in the Top Twenty for 11 weeks.

David Rose composed the music for many Hollywood movies such as 1944 The Princess and the Pirate (The Princess and the Pirate) with Bob Hope ; 1959 Petticoat (Operation Petticoat) with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis , championship in fling (Please Don't Eat the Daisies) with Doris Day and David Niven and 1967 for the Western Man called him Hombre (Hombre) with Paul Newman in the lead role .

Rose also composed the music for numerous TV series. Among others for the Western series Bonanza with Lorne Greene , Dan Blocker , Michael Landon and Pernell Roberts for which he also wrote the theme song. The television series had 430 episodes and ran from 1959 to 1973. It was a lifelong friendship between Landon and David Rose. He then composed the music for Michael Landon's television series Our Little House (Little House on the Prairie), which had 187 episodes between 1974 and 1983. Rose produced the soundtrack for the series. His song "Do you love me?" was used repeatedly in the series. And from 1984 he wrote the music for the television series An Angel on Earth, which was broadcast 111 episodes between 1984 and 1989.

On October 8, 1938, he married actress Martha Raye , but the couple divorced after only three years. Rose married a second time shortly thereafter, this time to actress and singer Judy Garland . The couple remained childless, and this marriage failed in 1945. Rose later had two daughters with his third wife, Betty Bartholomew .

He died in Burbank , California , aged 80 and was buried in the Hollywood Hills at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery .

For his musical work, he received two Oscar nominations and twelve awards from the entertainment industry, including several Emmy Awards for his series soundtracks.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1944: The Princess and the Pirate (The Princess and the Pirate)
  • 1945: The Miracle Man ( Wonder Man )
  • 1950: The Rocket City gang boss (The Underworld Story)
  • 1951: Rich, young and pretty
  • 1952: Just This Once
  • 1953: The Clown's Tears
  • 1955: Jupiter's Darling
  • 1957: Cattle No. 1 (Public Pigeon No. One)
  • 1959–1973: Bonanza (TV series, 430 episodes)
  • 1959: Petticoat Company (Operation Petticoat)
  • 1959: Championship in fling (Please Don't Eat the Daisies)
  • 1960: They Knew No Mercy (Rebel Breed)
  • 1964: Quick Before It Melts
  • 1965: The Baby and the House Tyrant (Never Too Late)
  • 1966: The Men of Bonanza: They Ride the Wind (Ride the Wind)
  • 1967: He was called Hombre (Hombre)
  • 1967–1971: High Chaparral (TV series, 97 episodes)
  • 1969: Along Came a Spider
  • 1974–1983: Our Little Farm (TV series, 187 episodes)
  • 1976: The victory of his life ( The Loneliest Runner )
  • 1979: Killing Stone
  • 1984: (Sam's Son)
  • 1984–1989: An Angel on Earth (TV series, 111 episodes)

Web links

Commons : David Rose  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Frank Laufenberg / Ingrid Hake: Rock and Pop Lexicon . Econ Verlag, Düsseldorf and Vienna 1994, 1281f
  2. ^ Joel Whitburn: Top Pop Records 1940-1955 . Record Research, Menomonee Falls / Wisconsin 1973, p. 42
  3. For more information on the title, see Bronson, Fred: The Billboard Book of Number One Hits . 3rd revised and expanded edition. New York City, New York: Billboard Publications, 1992, p. 112
  4. Stephen Nugent / Annie Fowler / Pete Fowler: Chart Log Of American / British Top 20 Hits 1955 - 1974 , in: Charlie Gillet / Simon Frith (eds.): Rock File 4 . Panther Books, London 1976, p. 298