One of the most prolific and celebrated composers of film music, Victor Young was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 8, 1900.
At the age of 10, Victor moved to Warsaw, Poland to study violin with Isidor Lotto at the Warsaw Conservatory. He debuted as a concert violinist with the Warsaw Philharmonic Concert and toured throughout Europe. Returning to the states, Young performed as concertmaster with the LA Theatre and Central Park Theatre before joining the Ted Fio Rito orchestra as violinist and arranger.
In the 1920s through the 1930s, Young worked as music director for radio programs in Chicago and New York and in 1935, he moved to LA, forming his own orchestra, Victor Young and His Orchestra.
Throughout his career, Young collaborated with lyricists like Will Harris, Jack Osterman, Ned Washington, Edward Heyman, Joe Young, Ray Evans and Jay Livingston. He wrote scores for more than 350 films including I Wanted Wings, For Whom the Bell Tolls, The Uninvited, Samson and Delilah, The Greatest Show on Earth and Around the World in Eighty Days, for which he earned the 1956 Academy Award for Best Score in a Motion Picture.
His extensive catalog includes hit standards like Sweet Sue, Street of Dreams, Too Late, Cant We Talk it Over, Love is the Thing, Love Me Tonight, Any Time, Any Day, Anywhere, My Love, A Hundred Years from Today, Sweet Madness, Love Me, A Love Like This, Mad About You, Youre Not in My Arms Tonight, The Old Man of the Mountain, A Man With a Dream, Stella By Starlight, When I Fall in Love and My Foolish Heart.
Victor Young died in Palm Springs, California on November 11, 1956.
WHEN I FALL IN LOVE
Edward Heyman, Victor Young
Intersong USA, Inc./Young Victor Publishing, Inc.
I DONíT STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE WITH YOU
Bing Crosby, Ned Washington, Victor Young
EMI Mills Music, Inc./Young Victor Publishing, Inc.