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David Rose

Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Judy Garland and Martha Raye

Occupation: Song writer, Musical director, Songwriter, Composer, Arranger, and Orchestra Leader
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About David Rose

He was a song writter,composer,arranger,Pianist,and orchestra leader.he wrote "The stripper" and "Calypso "Melody.He was the musical director for the Red skelton show 21 yrs on CBS and NBC networks.He was a member of PI Mu Alpha Sinfonia national fraturnity for men in music.He has a star on the Hollywood walk of fame. He wrote the music for "Little hose on the Prarie and Bonanza.He was alive Steam boat Hobbie=ist and had a back yard railroad.

David Rose (June 15, 1910 – August 23, 1990) was a British-born American songwriter, composer, arranger, and orchestra leader. His most famous compositions were "The Stripper," "Holiday for Strings," and "Calypso Melody." He also wrote music for the television series Little House on the Prairie and Bonanza. In addition, Rose was musical director for the Red Skelton show during its 21-year-run on the CBS and NBC networks. He was a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the national fraternity for men in music.

Recipient of four Emmy awards, David Rose was born in London to Jewish parents and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

He was married on October 8, 1938, to the actress Martha Raye. They were divorced on May 19, 1941.

He was married for a second time, on July 28, 1941, to the actress and singer Judy Garland. They had no children, though Garland reportedly underwent at least one abortion during the marriage, at the insistence of her mother, her husband, and the studio that employed her, MGM. Garland and Rose divorced in 1945.

He had two daughters with his third wife, Betty Bartholomew. His granddaughter is singer-songwriter Samantha James.

Rose was a live steam hobbyist, with his own backyard railroad.

Rose died in Burbank, California and was buried in Mount Sinai Memorial Park Cemetery in Hollywood Hills, California.

"The Stripper" is a famous piece of music composed by Rose, it evinces a jazz influence and is famously used in stripteases. It played recently in the film Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit and it even played in time to the "Breakfast" scene on The Morecambe and Wise Show. It also is often used in cartoons and sitcoms when an attractive female enters a scene. It also plays in the film The Full Monty.

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David Rose's Timeline

June 15, 1910
August 23, 1990
Age 80
Burbank, Los Angeles, California, United States