Category:Friedrich Hollaender

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Deutsch: Friedrich Hollaender (* 18. Oktober 1896 in London; † 18. Januar 1976 in München), auch als Frederick Hollander bekannt (sein Name im amerikanischen Exil), war ein deutscher Revue- und Tonfilmkomponist, Kabarettist und Musikdichter.
English: Friedrich Hollaender (18 October 1896 18 January 1976) was a German composer born in London. He was the son of composer Victor Hollander. The family returned to Germany and Friedrich was educated at the Berlin Conservatory. By the age of 18 he had become an associate conductor at the Prague Opera House. After studying in Berlin, he composed music for productions by Max Reinhardt and became involved in cabaret and wrote music for the film, The Blue Angel (1930). He left Nazi Germany and emigrated to the United States of America where he wrote the music for over a hundred films, including Destry Rides Again (1939), A Foreign Affair (1948), The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953 Academy Award nomination) and Sabrina (1954). Many of his songs were made famous by Marlene Dietrich. He can be seen as the piano accompanist in A Foreign Affair (where he speaks a few words of dialog). He received four Academy Award nominations for composition. In 1956 he returned to Germany, and died in Munich in 1976.
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