Robert Armbruster

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John Robert Armbruster (born October 9, 1896 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , † June 20, 1994 in Los Angeles , California ) was an American composer , conductor and arranger .


John Robert Armbruster began performing as a concert pianist at the age of eight. After graduating from West Philadelphia High School , he studied music with Constantin von Sternberg . He then moved to California, where he founded the "Robert Armbruster Orchestra" and played in the background on NBC radio shows such as the "Chase & Sanborn Hour" . A few years later he began to compose film music for MGM , where he was often hired as a replacement and for the additional music, whereby he was often not mentioned in the credits. His biggest success was an Oscar nomination in 1965 for Best Film Music by Goldgräber-Molly .

Filmography (selection)

  • 1947: The Balalaika plays quietly (Northwest Outpost)
  • 1952: I Dream of Jeanie
  • 1955: City of Shadows
  • 1962: The Rascals of Mexico (Dime with a Halo)
  • 1964: Goldgräber-Molly (The Unsinkable Molly Brown)
  • 1965: Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion (Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion)
  • 1967: Solo for ONCEL (The Man from UNCLE) (TV series, 1 episode)

Award (selection)


Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Robert Armbruster; Conductor, Composer on, June 25, 1994, accessed January 14, 2012