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Leroy Anderson

1908 - 1975

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Leroy Anderson ( lə-ROY) (June 29, 1908 – May 18, 1975) was an American composer of short, light concert pieces, of which many were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leroy Anderson has received more than 378,703 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Leroy Anderson is the 317th most popular composer (up from 364th in 2019), the 1,443rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,571st in 2019) and the 17th most popular American Composer.

Leroy Anderson is most famous for composing the music to "The Syncopated Clock" and "Sleigh Ride."

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  • 24

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Leroy Anderson ranks 317 out of 1,228Before him are François-Adrien Boieldieu, Ernst von Dohnányi, Gustave Charpentier, Ferdinand Ries, Irving Berlin, and Stanisław Moniuszko. After him are Johan Svendsen, Julius Fučík, Alberto Ginastera, Franz Benda, Johann Schein, and Sigismond Thalberg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1908, Leroy Anderson ranks 62Before him are Virginia Cherrill, Bernard Lee, Martha Gellhorn, Masaru Ibuka, Henri, Count of Paris, and Valentin Glushko. After him are Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Cus D'Amato, Tameo Ide, Carlos Arias Navarro, Tex Avery, and Amintore Fanfani. Among people deceased in 1975, Leroy Anderson ranks 46Before him are Latife Uşşaki, Theodosius Dobzhansky, Edward Tatum, P. G. Wodehouse, François Tombalbaye, and Dong Biwu. After him are Luigi Dallapiccola, Avery Brundage, Thornton Wilder, Rex Stout, Gunnar Gunnarsson, and George Stevens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leroy Anderson ranks 1,443 out of 15,968Before him are Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), Walter Chrysler (1875), Hugh David Politzer (1949), Pontiac (1714), and Mamie Eisenhower (1896). After him are Jane Wyman (1917), Jerry Reed (1937), John Gavin (1931), Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Steven Soderbergh (1963), and Robert E. Park (1864).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Leroy Anderson ranks 17Before him are Cole Porter (1891), James Horner (1953), Bernard Herrmann (1911), Charles Ives (1874), Aaron Copland (1900), and Angelo Badalamenti (1937). After him are Lee Konitz (1927), Alan Silvestri (1950), Alfred Newman (1900), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Carmine Coppola (1910), and Richard Rodgers (1902).