Darby, Ken

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Kenneth Lorin Darby (1909-1992) was a vocal performer, coach, supervisor, arranger, conductor and musical scorer for many motion pictures. In 1929, he became a member of the vocal group The King's Men. He worked with Disney and at 20th Century Fox as a studio associate to Alfred Newman. He was the author of Hollywood Holyland and worked on many of the most popular films of the 1940s and 1950s. These included: The Robe, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Camelot, The King and I and South Pacific.

From the description of Ken Darby papers, 1929-1992. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367935873

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. The King and I / music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Ken Darby Papers 1989. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. [Carousel / music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Strickfaden, Charles, 1900-1981. Papers, 1927-1981. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970. Man of Galilee : a symphonic cantata, 1985. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Papers, 1981-1991. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Papers, 1939-1992. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. [My house was on fire] / words and music by Irving Berlin. Library of Congress
creatorOf Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. Flower drum song / music by Richard Rodgers ; lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein 2nd ; music director Alfred Newman ; associate Ken Darby. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Holliwood Holyland, 1987. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Ken Darby Collection, 1917-1990. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977. Delmer Daves papers, 1930-1965. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Ken Darby Collection, 1940-1950. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Steiner, Frederick. Fred Steiner Papers, 1975-1981. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Darby, Ken. The coal miner : from "Caliban in the coal mine" / by Louis Untermeyer ; music by Ken Darby. Peabody Conservatory, Arthur Friedheim Library
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Ken Darby papers, 1929-1992. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Brigham Young University. Dept. of Special Collections and Manuscripts. Compiled information on the Alfred Newman concert at Brigham Young University, [1987]. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Ken Darby collection, 1990. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Darby, Ken. Speeches, 1949. Harold B. Lee Library
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associatedWith Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989. person
associatedWith Brigham Young University. Dept. of Special Collections and Manuscripts. corporateBody
associatedWith Daves, Delmer, 1904-1977. person
associatedWith Newman, Alfred, 1901-1970. person
associatedWith Rodgers, Richard, 1902-1979. person
associatedWith Steiner, Frederick. person
associatedWith Strickfaden, Charles, 1900-1981. person
associatedWith Untermeyer, Louis, 1885-1977 person
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Composers--Archives
Music--Manuscripts
Motion picture music--History and criticism--Sources
Motion picture music
Music--20th century
Songs (medium voice) with piano
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Active 1981

Active 1991

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