Ferde Grofe (Composer)
Born: 27th March 1892, New York City, NY. United States
Died: 3rd April 1972, Santa Monica, California, United States
Ferdinand Rudolph von Grofé, known as Ferde Grofé (pronounced Fur-dee Grow-fay) was an American composer, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist. He is best known for his 1931 five-movement tone poem, Grand Canyon Suite.
During the 1920s and 1930s, he went by the name Ferdie Grofé.