Lennie Hayton

Composer
Academy Award-winner Lennie Hayton captivated countless audiences with his timeless music. Hayton began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Married Bachelor" (1941), "The Bugle Sounds" ... Read more »
Born: 02/13/1908 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (12)

Hello, Dolly! 1969 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Star! 1968 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Jack and the Beanstalk 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Music

Easy to Love 1953 (Movie)

musical director (Music)

Battle Circus 1952 (Movie)

(Music)

Singin' in the Rain 1952 (Movie)

Music Direction (Music)

Strictly Dishonorable 1951 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Any Number Can Play 1949 (Movie)

(Music)

On the Town 1949 (Movie)

(Music)

The Pirate 1948 (Movie)

(Music)

Words and Music 1948 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Harvey Girls 1945 (Movie)

(Music)

Biography

Academy Award-winner Lennie Hayton captivated countless audiences with his timeless music. Hayton began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Married Bachelor" (1941), "The Bugle Sounds" (1941) and the sequel "This Time For Keeps" (1942) with Ann Rutherford. His music also appeared in "Maisie Gets Her Man" (1942) with Ann Sothern, "Stand By For Action" (1942) and "Whistling in Dixie" (1942). In the forties, Hayton's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Swing Shift Maisie" (1943), the dramedy "Salute to the Marines" (1943) with Wallace Beery and "Meet the People" (1944). Hayton's music was also featured in the adaptation "On the Town" (1949) with Gene Kelly, "Any Number Can Play" (1949) and "Battleground" (1950). His music was also featured in the Farley Granger crime feature "Side Street" (1950). Hayton most recently worked on "Hello, Dolly!" (1969) with Barbra Streisand. Hayton was married to Lena Horne. Hayton's husband was Lena Horne. Hayton won a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "On the Town" in 1949 as well as a Music (Score of a Musical Picture--Original or Adaptation) Academy Award for "Hello, Dolly!" in 1969. Hayton was nominated for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Harvey Girls" in 1946 as well as for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Pirate" in 1948. Hayton passed away in April 1971 at the age of 63.

Relationships

Lena Horne Actor

Husband
Worked on many MGM musicals of the 1940s Married in Paris Dec. 14, 1947 Separated in the early 1960s, but never divorced; Hayton died April 24, 1971 Horne later revealed in 1980 Ebony interview she had married Hayton to advance her career and cross the "color line" in show business

Lena Horne

Wife
married 23 years

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