Leigh Harline

Leigh Adrian Harline (1907 - 1969)

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Leigh Adrian Harline
Born in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utahmap
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Died in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Californiamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 12 Jan 2019
17:59: Andrea Taylor edited the Biography for Leigh Adrian Harline (1907-1969). [Thank Andrea for this]
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Biography

Leigh Adrian Harline was born in 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the son of Carl Eriksson Harline (1859–1929) and Johanna Mathilda Petersson (1859–1922) of Sweden.

Leigh married Catherine Colette Palmer Catherine Collete Palmer (1907–1961) in Apr 1928. Their children were:

  1. Karen Harline (1930– )
  2. Gretchen (Harline) Thomas Anderson (1932–2011)

Leigh passed away in 1969 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, and was buried at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California.

Notes

Leigh Harline (March 26, 1907 – December 10, 1969) was an American award-winning film composer. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Harline worked for various radio stations before joining the Walt Disney Studios in 1932 as arranger and scorer, and won an Academy Award for the song "When You Wish Upon a Star" from Disney's Pinocchio (1940) which would later become Disney's signature theme for his TV series. A graduate of the University of Utah, Harline was a musical director for local Los Angeles radio when he was hired by Walt Disney to score the Silly Symphonies cartoon series in the 1930s. With Frank Churchill, Larry Morey, and Paul J. Smith, Harline was responsible for such Disney-film tunes as "I'm Wishing," "Whistle While You Work," "Heigh Ho" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come."

Disney retained Harline's services for his next cartoon feature, Pinocchio (1939) which would lead to his Oscar win. Harline left Disney in 1941 to compose for other studios (among his more memorable projects was the Hope-Crosby comedy Road to Utopia [1945]).

Sources

  • "Utah, Birth Certificates, 1903-1914," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QL2Z-4N5K : 10 March 2018), Leigh Adrian Harline, 26 Mar 1907; citing Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing p. , ref. ID # , Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City; FamilySearch digital folder 004202391.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M5XZ-LSF : accessed 20 July 2018), Leigh Harlene in household of Carl Harlene, Wilford, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 79, sheet 5B, family 105, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1604; FHL microfilm 1,375,617.
  • "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8PJ-PD7 : accessed 20 July 2018), Lee E Harline in household of Carl Harline, Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States; citing ED 38, sheet 2A, line 49, family 124, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1864; FHL microfilm 1,821,864.
  • "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCV4-9T4 : accessed 20 July 2018), Leigh Harkinet, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 110, sheet 14B, line 78, family 292, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 136; FHL microfilm 2,339,871.
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9CH-RP9 : accessed 20 July 2018), Leigh A Horline, Councilmanic District 1, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-81, sheet 4A, line 29, family 130, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 393.
  • "United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V9TQ-6Y8 : 19 May 2014), Leigh Harline, Dec 1969; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).


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