Karlin, Fred

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Dates:
Birth 1936-06-16
Death 2004-03-26
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Fred Karlin, born in Chicago in 1936, was a composer and author. From 1958 to 1968 he was a composer and arranger for Radio City Music Hall, working with the orchestras of Benny Goodman, Harry James, and others. He was music director for the Meg Welles Quintet in 1962, and married Meg in 1963. In 1966 Karlin served as the executive director for the Historical Institute of American Music. From 1967-1997, Karlin wrote scores for motion pictures and for television, beginning with "Up the Down Staircase" (1967), and "The Sterile Cuckoo" (1969). In 1971 Karlin won an Oscar for his composition "For All We Know" from the "Lovers and Other Strangers" soundtrack. Two years later he won an Emmy for his score the TV-Movie "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." He published several books, including, "On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring" (1990) and "Listening to Movies: The Film Lover's Guide to Film Music" (1994). Karlin passed away on March 26, 2004.

From the guide to the Fred Karlin papers, 1955-2004, (University of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.)

Fred Karlin, born in Chicago in 1936, was a composer and author. From 1958 to 1968 he was a composer and arranger for Radio City Music Hall, working with the orchestras of Benny Goodman, Harry James, and others. He was music director for the Meg Welles Quintet in 1962, and married Meg in 1963. In 1966 Karlin served as the executive director for the Historical Institute of American Music. From 1967-1997, Karlin wrote scores for motion pictures and for television, beginning with "Up the Down Staircase" (1967), and "The Sterile Cuckoo" (1969). In 1971 Karlin won an Oscar for his composition "For All We Know" from the "Lovers and Others Strangers" soundtrack. Two years later he won an Emmy for his score the TV-Movie "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman." He published several books, including, "On the Track: A Guide to Contemporary Film Scoring" (1990) and "Listening to Movies: The Film Lover's Guide to Film Music" (1994). Karlin passed away on March 26, 2004.

From the description of Fred Karlin papers, 1955-2004. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 66909927

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Subjects:

  • Film composers--United States--20th century
  • Motion picture music--Scores and parts
  • Motion picture music
  • Songs with orchestra--Scores and parts
  • Television music
  • Film composers--20th century

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