Silvers in 1921
|Also known as||Lou Silvers|
|Born||September 6, 1889|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||March 26, 1954 (aged 64)|
Hollywood, California, U.S.
Louis "Lou" Silvers (September 6, 1889 – March 26, 1954) was an American film score composer whose work has been used in more than 250 movies. In 1935, he won the first Academy Award for Best Original Score for One Night of Love.
Early life and career
Born in New York City, Silvers scored the sound sequences in the D. W. Griffith film Dream Street (1921), and scored the part-talking feature film The Jazz Singer (1927). He was also music director for Lux Radio Theater for most of its long run (1934–1955). He is also the composer of "April Showers" (1921).
Personal life and death
Awards and nominations
|1935||Academy Award||Won||Best Music, Score||One Night of Love|
|1938||Nominated||Best Music, Score||In Old Chicago|
|1939||Nominated||Best Music, Original Score||Suez|
|1940||Nominated||Best Music, Scoring||Swanee River|
- Sonny Boy (1929)
- No Greater Glory (1934)
- The Girl Friend (1935)
- A Message to Garcia (1936)
- Private Number (1936)
- Wright, H. Stephen; Limbacher, James L., Keeping Score. Film and Television Music, 1980–1988. With Additional Coverage of 1921–1979, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1991.
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