Albert Glasser

Albert Glasser (b. 25 January 1916, Chicago, Illinois - d. 4 May 1998, Los Angeles, California) was a prolific composer of musical scores for B-movies during the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. He scored approximately 200 films during his career, many for American International Pictures and director Bert I. Gordon. Glasser was educated at University of Southern California through an Alchin Chair Foundation scholarship. In 1937 he won the California Composers Contest and in 1945 he won the Southern California Contest. Albert Glasser began his career as a copyist in the music department at Warner Brothers in the late 1930s, learning the art of film scoring while working under Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. He later worked on orchestration, and by the mid-1940s was composing and directing his own scores. A hard and fast worker, Glasser found his musical skills put to the test in the frantic, down-to-the-wire world of B-picture making. He scored 135 movies between 1944 and 1962, not counting at least 35 features for which he received no credit.


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