Conrad Salinger

Conrad Salinger (August 30, 1901, Brookline, Massachusetts – June 17, 1962, Pacific Palisades, California[1]) was an American arranger, orchestrator and composer, who studied classical composition at the Paris Conservatoire. He is credited with orchestrating nine productions on Broadway from 1931 to 1938, and over seventy-five motion pictures from 1931 to 1962. Film scholar Clive Hirschhorn considers him the finest orchestrator ever to work in the movies.[2] Early in his career, film composer John Williams spent much time around Salinger.[3]

  1. ^ Variety Obituaries, issue of 27 June 1962 (not ' 61), vol.5, 1957-1963, Garland Publishing, Inc., NY & London, 1988; confirmed Californian Death Records entry, Vital Statistics Section, sourced [1]. Note, the Internet Movie Database and a number of other sources have mistakenly given his death as July 9, 1961.
  2. ^ Clive Hirschhorn, Gene Kelly: A Biography, 1974, p.186
  3. ^ Films & Filming, vol. 24, 1977, p.32