Sonny Burke Net Worth
How Much money Joseph Francis Burke has? For this question we spent 23 hours on research (Wikipedia, Youtube, we read books in libraries, etc) to review the post.
The main source of income: Musicians
Total Net Worth at the moment 2019 year – is about $150,3 Million.
Joseph Francis Burke information Birth date: March 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States Death date: May 31, 1980, Santa Monica, California, United States Birth place: Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA Profession:Music Department, Soundtrack, Composer Education:Duke UniversityAwards:Grammy Award for Album of the YearAlbums:Lady and the Tramp, Stompin at the Savoy
:How tall is Sonny Burke – 1,61m.
How much weight is Sonny Burke – 71kg
Sonny Burke (born Joseph Francis Burke, March 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania – May 31, 1980) was an accomplished musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer. In 1937, he graduated from Duke University, where he had formed and led the jazz big band known as the Duke Ambassadors.During the 1930s and 1940s he was a big band arranger in New York, worked with Sam Donahue', s band, and during the 1940s and 1950s worked as an arranger for the Charlie Spivak and Jimmy Dorsey bands, among others. In 1955 he wrote, along with Peggy Lee, the songs to Disney', s Lady and the Tramp. He also wrote songs with John Elliot for Disney', s Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom, which won the 1953 Oscar for Best Short Animated Feature.He wrote the music for number of popular songs that continue to be regarded as standards. These include, ", Black Coffee", , with lyric by Paul Francis Webster, and ", Midnight Sun", , co-written with jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. The song', s famous lyrics were added later by Johnny Mercer. Burke was an active arranger, conductor and A&R man at major Hollywood recording studios, especially Decca Records where he worked with Charles ", Bud", Dant. He also wrote and arranged the theme for the early 1960s television show Hennesey, a jazzy update of the Sailor', s Hornpipe.Later Burke became musical director of Reprise Records and was responsible for many of Frank Sinatra', s albums. He was also bandleader for recordings of leading singers such as Diana Shore, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, the Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Torm?.He was one of the original founders of NARAS, is credited with the formation of the Grammy Awards, and served on the original selection committee.He died of cancer on May 31, 1980, aged 66, in Santa Monica, California. He was survived by his wife Dorothy Gillis Burke and four children, Gaylord, Peter and twins Jerry and Tom Burke. His interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City.
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