George Bassman
Date of Birth
Feb 02, 1914
Birth Place:
New York, NY


George Bassman is one of the more tragic figures in the history of Hollywood film music, a field that is usually thought of as relatively sedate. Bassman would seem to have had everything needed to thrive in Hollywood, for in addition to being a composer, conductor, and arranger, he was a gourmet chef, a serious bridge and tennis player, and a ladies man. Born in New York City to a Russian Jewish...