Victor Young

Composer, Music director, Songwriter
A remarkably prolific composer, Victor Young wrote songs and underscoring that appeared in hundreds of films which earned him 22 Academy Award nominations during his relatively short career. Although Young died after ... Read more »
Born: 08/08/1900 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Music (124)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

("I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You") (Song)

Arbitrage 2012 (Movie)

("My Foolish Heart") (Song)

Killing Them Softly 2012 (Movie)

("Love Letters") (Song)

The Master 2012 (Movie)

("Sweet Sue, Just You") (Song)

Romance and Cigarettes 2007 (Movie)

("Samson & Delilah Theme") (Song)

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

(Theme from "The Medic") (Song Performer)

Slipstream 2007 (Movie)

(Theme from "The Medic") (Song)

Thank You for Smoking 2006 (Movie)

("Sands of Iwo Jima") (Music)

Breakfast on Pluto 2005 (Movie)

(film score: "The Quiet Man") (Song Performer)

Good Night, And Good Luck 2005 (Movie)

("When I Fall In Love") (Song)

Melinda and Melinda 2005 (Movie)

("Love Me") (Song)

The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

Song

Domestic Disturbance 2001 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song)

Snow Day 2000 (Movie)

("Love Letters") (Song)

Eyes Wide Shut 1999 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song)

A Night At the Roxbury 1998 (Movie)

("Stella by Starlight") (Song)

Primary Colors 1998 (Movie)

("Shane") (Song)

A Good Man in Africa 1994 (Movie)

("I Need You") (Song)

Beverly Hills Cop III 1994 (Movie)

("Stella By Starlight") (Song)

Judith Krantz's "Torch Song" 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Sleepless in Seattle 1993 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song)

The Long Day Closes 1993 (Movie)

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Whispers in the Dark 1992 (Movie)

("Stella By Starlight") (Song)

Broken Noses 1991 (Movie)

("My Foolish Heart") (Song)

The Butcher's Wife 1991 (Movie)

("My Foolish Heart") (Song)

The Marrying Man 1991 (Movie)

("Love is the Thing") (Song)

Crimes and Misdemeanors 1989 (Movie)

("Beautiful Love") (Song)

Keith Jarrett: Standards 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Song

Let's Get Lost 1989 (Movie)

("My Foolish Heart") (Song)

New York Stories 1989 (Movie)

song "Stella By Starlight"(("Life Lessons")) (Song)

See You in the Morning 1989 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song)

Everybody's All American 1988 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song)

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

("Love Letters") (Song)

Mona Lisa 1986 (Movie)

("When I Fall in Love") (Song)

Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter 1984 (Movie)

("Stella By Starlight") (Song)

Terms of Endearment 1983 (Movie)

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Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 1982 (Movie)

("If It's a Dream") (Song)

Paternity 1981 (Movie)

("Stella By Starlight") (Song)

They All Laughed 1981 (Movie)

("My Foolish Heart") (Song)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

("Sweet Sue--Just You") (Song)

The Courtship of Eddie's Father 1963 (Movie)

("The Rose and the Butterfly") (Song)

Where the Boys Are 1959 (Movie)

("Turn On the Sunshine") (Song)

China Gate 1957 (Movie)

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Forty Guns 1957 (Movie)

("God Has His Arms Around Me") (Song)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

("Take My Heart") (Song)

Omar Khayyam 1957 (Movie)

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Run of the Arrow 1957 (Movie)

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The Buster Keaton Story 1957 (Movie)

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Around the World in 80 Days 1956 (Movie)

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Medic 1954 - 1956 (TV Show)

Music

Seven Hills of Rome 1956 (Movie)

("The Seven Hills Of Rome" "Arrivederci Roma" "M'Appari" "Questa O Quella" "All The Things You Are" "Come Dance With Me" "Lolita" "Ay, Ay, Ay" "Loveliest Night Of The Year" "Ti Voglio Benne Tanto Tanto" "Na Canzone Pe Fa Ammore" "Venticello Di Roma" "E' A (Music)

The Brave One 1956 (Movie)

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The Conqueror 1956 (Movie)

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The Maverick Queen 1956 (Movie)

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The Maverick Queen 1956 (Movie)

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The Milton Berle Show 1955 - 1956 (Tv Show)

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The Proud and the Profane 1956 (Movie)

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The Vagabond King 1956 (Movie)

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Written on the Wind 1956 (Movie)

("Written on the Wind") (Song)

A Man Alone 1955 (Movie)

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Strategic Air Command 1955 (Movie)

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Strategic Air Command 1955 (Movie)

("The Air Force Takes Command") (Song)

The Left Hand of God 1955 (Movie)

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The Tall Men 1955 (Movie)

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About Mrs. Leslie 1954 (Movie)

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Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

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Johnny Guitar 1954 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Johnny Guitar 1954 (Movie)

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Knock on Wood 1954 (Movie)

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The Country Girl 1954 (Movie)

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Three Coins in the Fountain 1954 (Movie)

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Forever Female 1953 (Movie)

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Little Boy Lost 1953 (Movie)

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Peter Pan 1953 (Movie)

("Peter Pan") (Song)

Shane 1953 (Movie)

(Music)

The Greatest Show on Earth 1953 (Movie)

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The Star 1953 (Movie)

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Trouble in the Glen 1953 (Movie)

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Scaramouche 1952 (Movie)

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The Quiet Man 1952 (Movie)

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Anything Can Happen 1951 (Movie)

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Appointment With Danger 1951 (Movie)

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My Favorite Spy 1951 (Movie)

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Bullfighter and the Lady 1950 (Movie)

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Rio Grande 1950 (Movie)

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Sands of Iwo Jima 1950 (Movie)

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The Fireball 1950 (Movie)

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Gun Crazy 1949 (Movie)

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State of the Union 1948 (Movie)

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The Emperor Waltz 1948 (Movie)

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The Paleface 1948 (Movie)

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California 1947 (Movie)

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I Walk Alone 1947 (Movie)

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The Imperfect Lady 1947 (Movie)

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The Blue Dahlia 1946 (Movie)

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To Each His Own 1946 (Movie)

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Frenchman's Creek 1943 (Movie)

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The Great Moment 1943 (Movie)

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The Outlaw 1943 (Movie)

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The Story of Dr. Wassell 1943 (Movie)

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China 1942 (Movie)

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No Time For Love 1942 (Movie)

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Flying Tigers 1941 (Movie)

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Priorities on Parade 1941 (Movie)

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Reap the Wild Wind 1941 (Movie)

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Road to Morocco 1941 (Movie)

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Silver Queen 1941 (Movie)

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The Palm Beach Story 1941 (Movie)

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Caught in the Draft 1940 (Movie)

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Dark Command 1939 (Movie)

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Road to Singapore 1939 (Movie)

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Three Faces West 1939 (Movie)

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Golden Boy 1938 (Movie)

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Gulliver's Travels 1938 (Movie)

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Man of Conquest 1938 (Movie)

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Way Down South 1938 (Movie)

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Army Girl 1937 (Movie)

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Breaking the Ice 1937 (Movie)

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Swing High, Swing Low 1936 (Movie)

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Wells Fargo 1936 (Movie)

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Falling For You (TV Show)

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Radio Inside (TV Show)

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Uncle Frank (TV Show)

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Actor (1)

Vogues of 1938 1936 (Movie)

Victor Young - Orchestra Leader (Actor)

Biography

A remarkably prolific composer, Victor Young wrote songs and underscoring that appeared in hundreds of films which earned him 22 Academy Award nominations during his relatively short career. Although Young died after only twenty years in the business, romance standards like "When I Fall in Love", "Stella By Starlight" and "Love Letters" kept him alive in film credits long past 1956.

Relationships

Bobbie Fromberg

Niece

Rita Young

Wife
died in 1962

William Young

Father
tenor with the Chicago Opera abandoned his children after the death of their mother remarried died in 1932

Helen Young

Sister
moved to Poland along with brother after their mother's death was Young's accompaniest during his Europe and US tours married to violinist Henry Hill

EDUCATION

Warsaw Conservatory of Music

1917
studied under Isador Lotto; received diploma of merit

Milestones

1957

Posthumously won first Academy Award for the 1956 effort "Around the World in 80 Days"

1954

Wrote the score (including Peggy Lee's popular theme song) to the flamboyant Western "Johnny Guitar", starring Joan Crawford

1952

Composed the appropriately lively score for "The Quiet Man", starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara

1950

His theme song to "My Foolish Heart" earned the composer hit status and an Oscar nomination

1946

Scored the moving melodrama "To Each His Own"

1944

Wrote the charming popular theme to the otherwise unremarkable film "Love Letters"

1942

Wrote the dramatic and involving Oscar-nominated score for the film adaptation of Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

1936

Began working for Paramount Pictures, first as a musical director and then as chief composer and arranger, scoring dozens of movies for the studio

1935

Formed his own orchestra, alternately billed as The Victor Young Orchestra and Victor Young and His Singing Strings

1928

Had first hit record with "Sweet Sue, Just You"; lyrics by Will J Harris

1910

Sent to live with grandparents in Warsaw after mother's death and father's abandonment (date approximate)

1906

Began playing violin at age six (date approximate)

Worked in radio in Chicago and later in NYC

Served as orchestra leader of Chicago Theater

Toured throughout the United States and Europe as a concert violinist, accompanied by his sister Helen, an accomplished pianist

Made debut as concert violinist with Warsaw Philharmonic

Was nominated for 22 Academy Awards during his career; winning only after his death

Worked in vaudeville, then as composer of silent film scores

Was a violinist and arranger with the Tedd Fio Rito Orchestra

Wrote several songs with lyricist Ned Washington, including the classics "Stella by Starlight" and "My Foolish Heart"

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