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Herbert Stothart was born on 11 September, 1885 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, is a Soundtrack, Composer, Music Department. Discover Herbert Stothart's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Herbert Stothart networth?

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Occupation soundtrack,composer,music_department
Age 64 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 11 September 1885
Birthday 11 September
Birthplace Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Date of death 1 February, 1949
Died Place Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Who Is Herbert Stothart's Wife?

His wife is Mary Wolfe (? - 1 February 1949) ( his death) ( 2 children)

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Herbert Stothart Net Worth

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Herbert Stothart worth at the age of 64 years old? Herbert Stothart’s income source is mostly from being a successful Soundtrack. He is from USA. We have estimated Herbert Stothart's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Source of Income Soundtrack

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M-G-M's "in-house" and most prolific composer from the studio's earliest talkies until his death in 1949.


Most importantly, perhaps, he became the first composer at MGM to win an Academy Award for a musical score for The Wizard of Oz (1939). Herbert Stothart spent his entire Hollywood career at MGM.


He composed a number of songs, one of the best-known being the 'Donkey Serenade', sung by Allan Jones in The Firefly (1937).


Many of his scores were for productions derived from literary classics, such as Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), The Good Earth (1937) and Pride and Prejudice (1940). Stothart's preferred musical style was subtle and melodic, sometimes mournful, often prominently featuring violins.

He was prone to use leitmotifs from classical composers, for example in A Tale of Two Cities (1935) and The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (Chopin), or Conquest (1937) and Waterloo Bridge (1940) (Tchaikovsky). In his dual capacity as musical director, Stothart also supervised or orchestrated almost all of the popular Nelson Eddy-Jeanette MacDonald operettas.


In 1929, the success of 'talking pictures', combined with the popularity of musicals, prompted studio boss Louis B. Mayer to lure Stothart to Hollywood. Within just a few years, Stothart established himself as MGM's foremost film composer, working exclusively on the studio's prestige output.


After 1922, Stothart's own original compositions began to be featured, and, within two years, he was able to celebrate his first major hit with the musical "Rose-Marie". "Rose-Marie" was written in conjunction with Rudolf Friml and ran for an impressive 557 performances at the Imperial Theatre. Stothart followed this success with the opera/ballet "Song of the Flame", co-written with George Gershwin.


After three years on the road with various shows, Stothart scored his first Broadway musical, the farce "Furs and Frills", in October 1917. During the next decade, he continued a string of successful collaborations with top-flight composers, lyricists and playwrights, including Otto A. Harbach and Vincent Youmans.


In 1914, Stothart was hired by legendary lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II as musical director for the Rudolf Friml operetta "High Jinks".


Of Scottish and German ancestry, Herbert Stothart was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1885. At first, he was slated for a career as a teacher of history. However, he became enamored with music while singing in a school choir, and again, later, while attending the University of Wisconsin. There, he composed and conducted musicals for the Haresfoot Dramatic Club (the actor Otis Skinner was a noted alumnus). The success of one of these amateur productions, "Manicure Shop", which was staged professionally in Chicago, led to further musical studies in Europe, followed by full-time work as a composer for vaudeville and musical theatre.