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Saul Chaplin (born February 19, 1912 - died November 15, 1997) was one of Hollywood's preeminent composers and musical directors. February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ...


He was born Saul Kaplan in Brooklyn, New York. He had worked on stage, screen and television since the days of Tin Pan Alley. In film, he won four Oscars for collaborating on the scores and orchestrations of An American in Paris (1951), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954) and West Side Story (1961). Following education at New York University's School of Commerce, Chaplin joined the ASCAP and started out penning tunes for the theatre, vaudeville and for New York's famous song-writing district, Tin Pan Alley. Chaplin scored his first movie, Manhattan Merry-Go-Round for Republic Studios in 1937. He hopped to Universal Music and scored two films there and then moved to Columbia Records to score Cover Girl and The Jolson Story. While on the latter film, Chaplin and Al Jolson penned the million-selling hit tune The Anniversary Song. In the late 1940s, Chaplin moved to MGM to work on a long string of films including On the Town (1949), Kiss Me, Kate (1953), High Society (1956) and Merry Andrew (1958). For collaborating on such hits as Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen and Please Be Kind, Chaplin was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1985. A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Tin Pan Alley was the name given to the collection of New York City-centered music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States of America in the late 19th century and the early 20th century. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... An American in Paris is a 1951 musical film based on the classical composition by George Gershwin. ... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical film released in 1954. ... West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ... New York University (NYU) is a major research university in New York City. ... The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) is an organization known as a collecting society that protects intellectual property, ensuring that music which is broadcast, commercially recorded, or otherwise used for profit, pays a fee to compensate the creators of that music. ... Vaudeville is a style of multi-act theatre which flourished in North America from the 1880s through the 1920s. ... Republic Pictures Corporation (aka Republic Entertainment) is an independent film, television, and video distribution company that was originally a movie production-distribution corporation with studio facilities, best known for its specialization in quality B pictures, westerns and movie serials. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest major label in the record industry, with a 23% market share. ... Columbia Records is the oldest continually used brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888. ... A cover girl is a female model or entertainer whose photograph appears on the front cover of a magazine to attract attention on the shelf, usually a magazine devoted to womens interests (such as Redbook or Seventeen) or mens interests (such as Gentlemens Quarterly, Maxim or Esquire). ... The Jolson Story is a 1946 autobiographical film which tells the life story of singer and actor Al Jolson. ... Al Jolson Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson in Seredzius, Lithuania on May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950) was an American singer and the son of Jewish immigrants. ... The Anniversary Song is a popular song. ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... On the Town is a musical that opened on Broadway at the Adelphi Theatre on December 28, 1944, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, direction by George Abbott, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. ... Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948. ... This article is about the film; for the pornographic magazine of the same name, see High Society (magazine). ... Merry Andrew is a musical comedy film starring Danny Kaye (as Andrew Larabee) and Pier Angeli (as Selena Gallini). Tommy Rall also appeared in the film (as Ugo Gallini, the most protective of Salenas five brothers). ... Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen is a popular song, the title being German and meaning to me you are beautiful. ... The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. ... This article is about the year. ...


While he still continued composing, Chaplin became a movie producer in the early '60s and was behind such major features as West Side Story (1961), Can-Can (1960), I Could Go On Singing (1963), The Sound of Music (1965), STAR! (1968), Man of La Mancha (1972) and That's Entertainment Part 2 (1976). He won Academy Awards for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, American in Paris and West Side Story as well as nominations for High Society and Kiss Me Kate. West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ... The Can-can (also spelt Cancan, Can Can) is regarded today primarily as a music hall dance, perfomed by a chorus line of female dancers who wear costumes with long skirts, petticoats, and black stockings, harking back to the fashions of the 1890s. ... I Could Go On Singing is a 1963 film starring Judy Garland and Dirk Bogarde. ... Julie Andrews as Maria, seeks guidance from the Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood, in this scene from the 1965 film version. ... Star! is a Canadian cable specialty television channel which is owned and operated by CHUM Limited. ... Man of La Mancha is a 1965 Broadway musical which tells the story of the classic novel Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Miguel Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. ... Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is a musical film released in 1954. ... An American in Paris is a symphonic composition by American composer George Gershwin which debuted in 1928. ... West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ... This article is about the film; for the pornographic magazine of the same name, see High Society (magazine). ... Kiss Me, Kate is a stage musical by Samuel and Bella Spewack (book) and Cole Porter (music and lyrics) that ran for 1,077 performances and was first performed in New York on December 30, 1948. ...


He published his autobiography, The Golden Age of Movie Musicals and Me in 1994. Chaplin worked with and was friends with most of the major songwriters and performers of his era, such as Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Al Jolson, Leonard Bernstein, Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Phil Silvers, Julie Andrews, Frank Sinatra and others. His memoir focused on the behind the scenes aspect of moviemaking.


In late 1997, the 85 year-old Chaplin suffered a bad fall and on November 15 died as a result of his injuries in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is a world famous hospital located in Los Angeles. ...


External link

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Saul Chaplin - definition of Saul Chaplin in Encyclopedia (326 words)
In the late 1940s, Chaplin moved to MGM to work on a long string of films including On the Town (1949), Kiss Me Kate (1953) and High Society (1956).
While he still continued composing, Chaplin became a movie producer in the early '60s and was behind such major features as The Sound of Music (1965), Man of La Mancha (1972) and That's Entertainment Part 2 (1976).
In late 1997, the 85 year-old Chaplin suffered a bad fall and on November 15 died as a result of his injuries in Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
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