Bronisław Kaper, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bronisław Kaper

Polish composer

Date of Birth: 05-Feb-1902

Place of Birth: Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Date of Death: 26-Apr-1983

Profession: composer, film score composer

Nationality: Poland

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Bronisław Kaper

  • Bronislaw Kaper (Polish pronunciation: [br?'?iswaf 'kap?r]; February 5, 1902 – April 26, 1983) was a Polish film composer who scored films and musical theater in Germany, France, and the USA.
  • The American immigration authorities misspelled his name as Bronislau Kaper.
  • He was also variously credited as Bronislaw Kaper, Bronislaw Kapper, Benjamin Kapper, and Edward Kane. Kaper is perhaps best remembered as the composer of the jazz standards "On Green Dolphin Street" (lyrics by Ned Washington) and "Invitation" (lyrics by Paul Francis Webster) which were originally the respective title songs for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's films Green Dolphin Street (1947) and Invitation (1952).
  • He also scored the MGM film musical Lili (1953) for which he received the Academy Award for Best Original Score.
  • Kaper's later works include 1962 remake of Mutiny on the Bounty, and the TV series The F.B.I.
  • (1965–1974).

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