Hugo W. Friedhofer
Date of Birth
May 03, 1902
Birth Place:
San Francisco, CA


Unique among the major Hollywood composers of the 1940s, most of whom were foreign born, Hugo Friedhofer was a California boy through and through. The son of a cello player, Friedhofer became a symphony cellist himself, after briefly pursuing painting as a vocation. He entered films in 1929 as orchestrator of such early-talkie Fox musicals as Sunny Side Up. His first credit as a full composer was...