Nelson Riddle

Composer, Arranger
Academy Award-winning musician Nelson Riddle led quite a successful career contributing to the soundtracks of major motion pictures. Riddle began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the Anne ... Read more »
Born: 06/01/1921 in Oradell, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Music (121)

Rosemary Clooney: Girl Singer 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Music Arranger

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Wonder Boys 2000 (Movie)

("Route 66 (theme)") (Song Performer)

Mickey Blue Eyes 1999 (Movie)

("C'est Magnifique") (Song Performer)

The Sound of Julie Andrews 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Original Music

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

("The Untouchables" from original TV series) (Song)

The Incomparable Nat King Cole 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Music Conductor

Newhart 1982 - 1990 (TV Show)

Music

Cagney & Lacey 1981 - 1988 (TV Show)

Music

All-Star Party For Lucille Ball 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

The 50th Presidential Inaugural Gala 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Music

Chattanooga Choo Choo 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Linda Ronstadt in Concert 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

The Blue Knight 1975 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Mickey Spillane's Margin For Murder 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Strike Force 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Harper Valley PTA 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Music

Merry Christmas... With Love, Julie 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Rough Cut 1980 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

The Carpenters -- Music, Music, Music 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Emergency! 1956 - 1957, 1971 - 1979 (Tv Show)

Music

General Electric's All-Star Anniversary 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

Project UFO 1977 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

The Runaways 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Music

Goin' Coconuts 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Guyana: Cult of the Damned 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Harold Robbins' "79 Park Avenue" 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Music

Harper Valley P.T.A. 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Natalie Cole Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Music

The Rosemary Clooney Show 1956 - 1957, 1971 - 1978 (Tv Show)

Music

Executive Suite 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Seventh Avenue 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Sinatra and Friends 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

City of Angels 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

John Denver and Friend 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Mobile One 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

That's Entertainment Part 2 1976 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

America at the Movies 1975 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

America at the Movies 1975 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Don Rickles Show 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

The November Plan 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

One More Time 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

Music

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

arrangements & additional music composer and conductor (Composer)

The Great Gatsby 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Helen Reddy Show 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

The Julie Andrews Hour 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Music

Dick Van Dyke Meets Bill Cosby 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Julie! 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

The CBS Newcomers 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

The Diahann Carroll Show 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

The Tim Conway Comedy Hour 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

On a Clear Day You Can See Forever 1970 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Paint Your Wagon 1969 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Great Bank Robbery 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1966 - 1969 (TV Show)

Music

The Summer Smothers Brothers Show 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea 1964 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

And Debbie Makes Six 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Music

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 1967 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Batman: The Movie 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

El Dorado 1966 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Harlow 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Red Line 7000 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Red Line 7000 1965 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Red Line 7000 1965 (Movie)

("Let Me Find Someone New") (Song)

The Rogues 1964 - 1965 (TV Show)

Music

The Spy in the Green Hat 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

A Rage to Live 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Marriage on the Rocks 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

On Parade 1963 - 1964 (TV Show)

Music

Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Robin and the Seven Hoods 1964 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Route 66 1960 - 1964 (TV Show)

Music

Come Blow Your Horn 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

Sam Benedict 1962 - 1963 (TV Show)

Music

The Untouchables 1959 - 1963 (TV Show)

Music

What a Way to Go! 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

Four For Texas 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Paris When It Sizzles 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Lolita 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Can-Can 1960 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Ocean's Eleven 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Untouchables 1958 - 1959 (TV Show)

Music

A Hole in the Head 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Girl Most Likely 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Girl Most Likely 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Li'l Abner 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Li'l Abner 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

St. Louis Blues 1958 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

St. Louis Blues 1958 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Frank Sinatra Show 1957 - 1958 (TV Show)

Music

Pal Joey 1957 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Flame of the Islands 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

Johnny Concho 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

Our Town 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Music

The Judy Garland Show 1955 - 1956 (TV Show)

Music

Guys and Dolls 1955 (Movie)

(Original Music)

The Blue Gardenia 1953 (Movie)

song arranger("The Blue Gardenia") (Song)

A Circle of Children (TV Show)

Music

Batman (TV Show)

Music

Emergency! (TV Show)

Music

Help Wanted: Male (TV Show)

Music

Matt Houston (TV Show)

Music

Mobile Two (TV Show)

Music

Promise Him Anything... (TV Show)

Music

The Blue Knight (TV Show)

Music

The Runaway Barge (TV Show)

Music
Actor (1)

Judy Garland: The Concert Years 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Academy Award-winning musician Nelson Riddle led quite a successful career contributing to the soundtracks of major motion pictures. Riddle began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the Anne Baxter drama "The Blue Gardenia" (1953), the Yvonne De Carlo drama "Flame of the Islands" (1956) and the Frank Sinatra western "Johnny Concho" (1956). His music also appeared in the Jane Powell musical comedy "Girl Most Likely" (1958). Riddle was nominated for a Best Musical Contribution Primetime Emmy Award for "Our Town" in 1956 as well as for a Best Musical Contribution Primetime Emmy Award for "The Rosemary Clooney Show" in 1957. Riddle won a Music (Scoring: Original Song Score and Adaptation -or- Scoring: Adaptation) Academy Award for "The Great Gatsby" in 1974. In the sixties, Riddle's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Robert Vaughn spy picture "The Spy in the Green Hat" (1966), the Adam West action movie "Batman: The Movie" (1966) and the dramatic adaptation "El Dorado" (1966) with John Wayne. Riddle's music was also featured in "The November Plan" (1976), the dramatic comedy "Harper Valley P.T.A." (1978) with Barbara Eden and the comedy "Goin' Coconuts" (1978) with Donny Osmond. His music was also featured in "Guyana: Cult of the D*mned" (1979). Riddle was most recently credited in "Wonder Boys" (2000) with Michael Douglas. Riddle passed away in October 1985 at the age of 64.

Relationships

Chris Riddle

Son

Milestones

Popular songs include "Makin' Whoopee".

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