As a musician, Walter Scharf's entertaining and creative music was in a variety of Hollywood productions. The early stages of his career in entertainment ran the industry gamut with credits like "Johnny Doughboy" with Jane Withers (1942) to his name. Scharf won a Best Original Song - Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for "Ben" in 1972. Scharf was nominated for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "Hans Christian Andersen", as well as for a Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) Academy Award for "The Fighting Seabees" and a Music (Music Score of a Dramatic Picture) Academy Award for "Mercy Island." In the fifties, Scharf devoted his time to various credits, such as "Artists and Models" (1955), "You're Never Too Young" (1955) starring Dean Martin, "The Birds and the Bees" (1956) and "Timetable" (1956) starring Mark Stevens. Scharf had a number of different projects under his belt in the sixties and the seventies, including "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium" with Suzanne Pleshette (1969). Scharf also provided music for "Moonwalker." Walter Scharf passed away in February 2003 at the age of 93.