Stanley Wilson

Stanley Wilson (November 25, 1917 - July 12, 1970) was an American musical conductor, arranger and film composer. A native of New York City, Wilson was one of the prolific collaborators in the Hollywood music industry for more than three decades. The creator of original themes and incidental music for several TV series, he also composed, arranged, or orchestrated more than 80 films. Wilson started his music career as a jazz trumpeter specializing in both Dixieland and Swing style in the 1930s. Following World War II, he joined the MGM music department in 1945, moving a year later to Republic Pictures, where he wrote scores for countless B-movies and serials for the next twelve years. While in Republic, he provided the music support for classic serials as King of the Rocket Men and Zombies of the Stratosphere, as well in exciting adventures featuring western heroes as Rex Allen, Wild Bill Elliott, Allan Lane and Roy Rogers. In the late 1950s, Wilson became the new television branch of MCA, Inc's.


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