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My father never had the opportunity to pursue more movie scores… I feel he never achieved his full potential in this medium.  It seems that whenever Dad was scoring a movie, he always had several other projects at the same time, preventing him from focusing his full creative energy into any one movie he scored.

–  Rosemary Riddle Acerra

1974 Oscar WINNER for Original Song, Score or Adaptation

  • Barnaby Jones
  • Batman
  • The Blue Knight
  • Bob Newhart Show
  • Can-Can
  • Carousel
  • Come Blow Your Horn
  • El Alamo
  • El Dorado
  • Emergency
  • Four For Texas
  • The Girl Most Likely
  • The Great Gatsby
  • Great Music, Great Films,  Great Songs
  • Harlow
  • Harper Valley P.T.A.
  • Hey Boy!  Hey Girl!
  • High Society
  • Hole In The Head
  • How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Johnny Concho
  • Li’l Abner
  • Lolita
  • Magic Moments From “The Gay Life”
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Marriage On The Rocks
  • Merry Andrew
  • More Hit TV Themes
  • Naked City
  • Ocean’s 11
  • Oklahoma!
  • On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Pal Joey
  • Paint Your Wagon
  • Paris When It Sizzles
  • Profiles In Courage
  • A Rage To Live
  • Ring Around the Rosie
  • Robin and the Seven Hoods
  • The Rogues
  • Route 66 Theme
  • Satin & Spurs
  • St. Louis Blues
  • Tenderloin
  • That’s Entertainment Part 2
  • TV Curtain Calls
  • The Untouchables
  • What A Way To Go


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