David Rose (1)

Mostly Credited As: David Rose (1)
Sometimes Credited As: Ray Llewellyn

Date Of Birth: June 15, 1910 (Age 80)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: London, England
Date Of Death: August 23, 1990
Cause Of Death: heart attack (Burbank, California, USA)

David Rose (1)

Composer David Rose was the musical director for Bold Venture, a syndicated radio show from 1950-1952. Starting in 1951, he was the musical director and orchestra leader for the long-running comedy variety show, The Red Skelton Show. His composition Holiday For Strings was the theme song for the show.

Rose was married three times. His first marriage to entertainer Martha Raye ended in divorce as did his second marriage to singer Judy Garland. His third marriage produced two children.

An avid train buff, his California home boasted one of the largest private collections of steam engines and included a small scale railroad track.

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It's a Great Life (1954)• Music
Z Cars (1962)• Producer
Banacek (1972)• Music Score
Bonanza (1959)• Music
• Theme Music (1970-1972)
Bracken's World (1969)• Music
Dundee and the Culhane (1967)• Music
Highway to Heaven (1984)• Music
Little House on the Prairie (1974) (1974)• Music
Men into Space (1959)• Main Title Theme (Special Theme Music Composed by)
The High Chaparral (1967)• Music
• Theme Music
The Monroes (1966) (1966)• Theme Music
• Music
The Red Skelton Show (1951)• Musical Director
W.E.B. (1978)• Music
The Aquanauts (1960)• Music

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In October 1938, he married entertainer Martha Raye. They divorced in May, 1941.

In 1941, he married singer Judy Garland. They divorced in 1945.

He wrote the song The Stripper.

He composed the theme music for "The High Chaparral" and "The Red Skelton Show".

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