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Harold Arlen (Composer)

Born: 15th February 1905, Buffalo, New York, U.S.A

Died: 23rd April 1986, New York, U.S.A

Nationality: American

Harold Arlen was an American composer of popular music, who composed over 500 songs, a number of which have become known worldwide. In addition to composing the songs for the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz (lyrics by Yip Harburg), including "Over the Rainbow", Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. "Over the Rainbow" was voted the 20th century's No.

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Sinfonia of London and conductor John Wilson present a dazzling selection of music from classic movies including Rebecca, The Wizard of Oz, Laura, How to Marry a Millionaire, My Fair Lady, and Now, Voyager.

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