Leith Stevens
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1909

Biography

Leith Stevens was never as well known among film aficionados as his contemporaries Alfred Newman or Bernard Herrmann, but he was among the first wave of successful American-born film composers and carved out a special place for himself in two particular genres. Born in Mount Moriah, MO, in 1909, he was raised in Kansas City and revealed himself early on to be child prodigy, starting formal piano...