Herman Stein
Date of Birth
Aug 19, 1915
Birth Place:
Philadelphia, PA


Herman Stein, like his older, better-known film music contemporaries Alfred Newman and Miklos Rozsa, was a child prodigy. At the age of three, he began playing the piano and by six he'd given his first recital. In his teens he was performing professionally in bars and restaurants, and was completely self-taught in the art of orchestration. By 15, he was working as an arranger for local bands and...