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A Brief Biography
Six months after the sudden and unexpected death of his grandfather, Lawrence David Snyder on New Years Day of 1950, Larry was born on the Fourth of July and named in memory of his grandfather.
Larry grew up in rural north central Pennsylvania. As a teenager he became passionate about music and inspired by the Beatles and songwriter, Jimmy Webb, decided to try to make a career as a professional songwriter, arranger and composer.
In 1969 he attended Mansfield College in Mansfield, PA as a music major and later attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston. During that time he signed a few songs to music publishers but no recordings resulted. In 1973 he then decided to move to Los Angeles, CA and follow in the footsteps of his songwriting idol, Jimmy Webb.
Between the years of 1973 and 1978 he managed to have a few songs recorded, one by actor Chad Everett, one by the group, El Chiccano, one by Cher, on by Marilee Rush and in 1978 the Carpenters recorded his song, "I Just Fall In Love Again". A year later the same song was recorded by Dusty Springfield and then Anne Murray. Anne's recording was a top ten national hit and has become a classic ballad, often played in weddings.
Larry also wrote the title song to the Clint Eastwood movie Bronco Billy. The song, "Cowboys And Clowns" was recorded by country singer, Ronnie Milsap and became a number one country hit.
Larry also worked with Steve Dorff on several other movies and television shows. He wrote the music and theme for the Robert Urich television series, "Spenser: For Hire".
He also orchestrated the movies, "Blast From The Past", "Dudley Do Right" and "Rustler's Rhapsody" and composed and orchestrated the television shows, "Growing Pains", Murphy Brown and Murder She Wrote.
He continues to write songs and work as an orchestrator and arranger.
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GEDMatch ID M114505
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On December 11, 2013 Nola Moses wrote:
On December 10, 2013 Nola Moses wrote:
On December 10, 2013 Terry Wright wrote:
On December 9, 2013 Nae X wrote:
On December 9, 2013 Nae X wrote:
How are things going? A couple of tips for you as you add to your tree. If you find a duplicate profile, and complete a merge, all the information from one merge is copied into the new combined profile. Please go in and edit the Biography section remove "duplicate" information.
If you don't have a last or first name, note the related information in the related profile's biography section until additional information is found rather than creating an unknown profile.
If you don't have a date or place of birth, at least try and estimate that information and note that it is an estimate in the Bio section.
And lastly, source as you go, because if you're like me, you won't remember where you found the info.
I am a mentor and here to help so let me know! Nae
On December 9, 2013 Terry Wright wrote:
On November 25, 2013 Mary Hammond wrote:
Thank you for joining WikiTree. As a WikiTree Mentor I am available to answer any questions or help solve any issues you may be having. How to use Wikitree is a good place to start. It is a step-by-step-guide to WikiTree basics. The Help Index is also an important place to find how to do most tasks. It is very important that no duplicate profiles are created in WikiTree. Please read this page for clues on avoiding profile duplication. Feel free to ask me via my profile page if you have any questions.
On November 24, 2013 Terry Wright wrote:
You are now a Member of the WikiTree Community Larry but please note we are trying to build one Collabrative Tree which means one profile per person so please look for duplicates before you add any Profiles to WikiTree
Everything on WikiTree is a Collaborative Work in Progress so dont forget to read and sign our Honor Code its what keeps WikiTree a Friendly and Helpful Community good luck with your search ~Terry~
On November 24, 2013 Larry Herbstritt wrote:
On November 24, 2013 Maggie N. wrote:
To give you an idea on how WikiTree works, we have an introductory WikiTree video that a member created. If you decide you would like to join our collaborative genealogy community, please read the Honor Code, post a comment here on your profile and we would be glad to add you to our wikitree community. Maggie N