Frederick Hollander

The son of conductor and composer Victor Hollaender, Frederick Hollander was born in London on October 18, 1896.  He grew up in Germany, was in Engelbert Humperdinck’s composition class, and was educated at Berlin’s Academy Of Music. Hollander wrote shows and cabaret songs in Berlin during the 1920s, composed for Max Reinhardt’s theatre company, and also composed for the movies. 

He fled to the United States during the Nazi period, and was under contract with Warner Brothers and other studios before returning to Germany in 1956.  Some of his 120 film scores were for Adventure in Baltimore, Androcles and the Lion, Artists & Models, Background to Danger, Berlin Express, Born Yesterday, Bulldog Drummond Escapes, Caught, Christmas in Connecticut, Conflict, Desire, A Foreign Affair, The Great McGinty, It Should Happen to You, It’s a Great Life, Janie Gets Married, The Man Who Came To Dinner, My Forbidden Past, Phffft!, Remember the Night, Sabrina, Strange Alibi, Too Many Husbands, The Verdict, We’re No Angels, A Woman’s Secret, and You Belong to Me. 

The composer wrote about 150 songs in Hollywood, including “Falling In Love Again” and “See What The Boys In The Back Room Will Have,” which Marlene Dietrich made famous in The Blue Angel and Destry Rides Again.  Hollander died in Munich on January 18, 1976. 

 

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