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, many of which 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 430,070 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Leroy Anderson is the 343rd most popular composer (down from 317th in 2019), the 1,626th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,442nd in 2019) and the 18th most popular 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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  • 2.21

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Among composers, Leroy Anderson ranks 343 out of 1,216Before him are Marcel Dupré, Ernest Bloch, Francesco Cilea, Frank Martin, Cipriano de Rore, and Viktor Ullmann. After him are Vladimir Cosma, Willem Mengelberg, Toru Takemitsu, Karl Richter, Louis Marchand, and Carl Loewe.

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Among people born in 1908, Leroy Anderson ranks 67Before him are Giovanni Leone, Virginia Cherrill, Carlos Arias Navarro, Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Tameo Ide, and Don Ameche. After him are Edward Dmytryk, Max Bill, Cus D'Amato, Tex Avery, Amintore Fanfani, and Lionel Stander. Among people deceased in 1975, Leroy Anderson ranks 49Before him are Bernard Herrmann, Carlo Levi, Vicente Feola, George Stevens, P. G. Wodehouse, and Elijah Muhammad. After him are Luigi Dallapiccola, Edward Tatum, Thornton Wilder, Ivan Maisky, Hans Bellmer, and Marguerite Perey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leroy Anderson ranks 1,626 out of 18,182Before him are John F. Kennedy Jr. (1960), Robin Hobb (1952), Hiram Bingham III (1875), Walter Mondale (1928), George Stigler (1911), and John G. Avildsen (1935). After him are Rami Malek (1981), Elisha Gray (1835), Jerry West (1938), Barry Levinson (1942), Cochise (1805), and Tecumseh (1768).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Leroy Anderson ranks 18Before him are Cole Porter (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), Charles Ives (1874), Alan Silvestri (1950), Bernard Herrmann (1911), and Angelo Badalamenti (1937). After him are Elmer Bernstein (1922), Alfred Newman (1900), Stephen Sondheim (1930), Terry Riley (1935), Michael Kamen (1948), and Richard Rodgers (1902).