Louis Silvers

Louis Silvers
Silvers in 1921
Silvers in 1921
Background information
Also known asLou Silvers
Born(1889-09-06)September 6, 1889
New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedMarch 26, 1954(1954-03-26) (aged 64)
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Occupation(s)Film composer
Musical artist

Louis "Lou" Silvers (September 6, 1889 – March 26, 1954) was an American film score composer whose work has been used in more than 250 movies. In 1935, he won the first Academy Award for Best Original Score for One Night of Love.

Early life and career

Born in New York City, Silvers scored the sound sequences in the D. W. Griffith film Dream Street (1921), and scored the part-talking feature film The Jazz Singer (1927). He was also music director for Lux Radio Theater for most of its long run (1934–1955). He is also the composer of "April Showers" (1921).

Personal life and death

Silvers was married to Janet Adair. On March 26, 1954, Silvers died of a heart ailment in Hollywood, California.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Film
1935 Academy Award Won Best Music, Score One Night of Love
1938 Nominated Best Music, Score In Old Chicago
1939 Nominated Best Music, Original Score Suez
1940 Nominated Best Music, Scoring Swanee River

Selected filmography

  • Sonny Boy (1929)
  • No Greater Glory (1934)
  • The Girl Friend (1935)
  • A Message to Garcia (1936)
  • Private Number (1936)

References

  • Wright, H. Stephen; Limbacher, James L., Keeping Score. Film and Television Music, 1980–1988. With Additional Coverage of 1921–1979, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1991.

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