Hugh Martin, born on August 11, 1914, in Birmingham, Alabama, is an American theatre and film composer, arranger, performer, vocal coach, and playwright. Events 2492 BC - Traditional date of the defeat of Bel by Hayk, progenitor and founder of the Armenian nation Year 1914 ( MCMXIV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Birmingham ( ˈbɜːmɪŋəm Ber -ming-um Alabama (formally the State of Alabama;) is a State located in the southern region of the United States of America. A vocal coach is a person who works with singers on their singing technique care and development of the voice performance and preparation of a work He is best known for his score for the classic 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St. Louis, in which Judy Garland sang three Martin songs, "The Boy Next Door," The Trolley Song, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Meet Me in St Louis is a 1944 romantic Musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of four sisters living in Judy Garland (born Frances Ethel Gumm; June 10 1922 – June 22 1969 was an American actress and singer " The Boy Next Door " is a 1944 popular song by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. " The Trolley Song " is a song written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane and made famous by Judy Garland in the 1944 film Meet Me in St " Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas " is a Christmas song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me In St The last of these has become a Christmas season standard in the United States and around the English-speaking world and is widely considered one of the ten or so classic Christmas songs of all-time. Martin became a close friend of Garland and was her accompanist at many of her concert performances in the 1950s including her legendary stint at the Palace. A palace is a grand residence especially the home of a Head of state or some other high-ranking Public figure.
Martin wrote the music, and in some cases the lyrics, for five Broadway musicals: Best Foot Forward (1941); Look Ma, I'm Dancin'! (1948); Make a Wish (1951); High Spirits (1964) (music and lyrics, with Timothy Gray); and Meet Me In St. Louis (1989), a stage version of the film with an expanded score by Martin and Ralph Blane. Broadway theater, commonly called simply Broadway, refers to theatrical performances presented in one of the 39 large professional theaters with 500 seats or more located Best Foot Forward is the 1943 American film version of the hit 1941 Broadway Musical comedy. Events January 5 - Ernesto Bonino debuts on Italian Radio January 15 - Olivier Messiaen 's Events Aldeburgh Festival is founded by Benjamin Britten, Eric Crozier and Peter Pears. Events July 11 - Disc jockey and music promoter Alan Freed broadcasts his first Rhythm and blues radio programme from station WJW in High Spirits is a musical with a book lyrics and music by Hugh Martin and Timothy Gray based on the play Blithe Spirit by Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television Meet Me in St Louis is a 1944 romantic Musical film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of four sisters living in This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1989 Ralph Blane ( July 26, 1914 - November 13, 1995) was an American Composer, Lyricist, and performer
Martin's first Broadway credit was as an arranger for the 1937-1938 musical Hooray for What!. Hooray for What! is an anti-war musical with music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by E He was a vocal or choral arranger for such later Broadway musicals as The Boys From Syracuse (1938-39), Too Many Girls (1939-40), DuBarry Was a Lady (1939-40), Cabin in the Sky (1940-41), and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949-51), Top Banana (1951-52), and Loreli (1974). The Boys from Syracuse is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, based on William Shakespeare 's play The This is a list of episodes of the television series The Monkees which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968, every Monday night at 730/630 Central Time DuBarry Was a Lady (1939 is a Broadway musical, starring Bert Lahr, Ethel Merman and Betty Grable with music and lyrics Cabin in the Sky is an American Broadway musical which opened in 1940 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is a musical with a book by Joseph Fields and Anita Loos, lyrics by Leo Robin, and music by Jule Styne He was also one of the vocal arrangers for Sugar Babies (1979-82). Sugar Babies is a musical Comedy conceived by Ralph G Allen and Harry Rigby, with music by Jimmy McHugh lyrics by Dorothy
As a performer, Martin appeared on Broadway in Hooray for What!, Where Do We Go from Here (1938), and Louisiana Purchase (1940-41). For the film see Louisiana Purchase (film. The Louisiana Purchase (French Vente de la Louisiane "Louisiana Sale"
Ralph Blane was Martin's songwriting partner for most of his work, and the two recorded an album of their best songs entitled "Martin and Blane Sing Martin and Blane" with the Ralph Burns Orchestra in 1956. Ralph Blane ( July 26, 1914 - November 13, 1995) was an American Composer, Lyricist, and performer (Available now on CD). Martin and Blane were twice nominated for the Academy Award for Best Song, for "The Trolley Song" in 1944, and for "Pass the Peace Pipe" (also co-written by Roger Edens) from Good News in 1947. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Roger Edens ( 9 November 1905, Hillsboro Texas - 13 July 1970, Hollywood) was a Hollywood composer arranger and associate Good News is the title of two American MGM Musical films based on the 1927 stage production of the same name. Hugh Martin has also received four Tony award nominations, three for High Spirits (Best Musical, Best Book Author of a Musical, Best Composer and Lyricist) and one for the 1990 Meet Me in St. The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American Theatre and are presented Louis (Best Original Score).
Martin's other film work includes songs for the films Athena starring Jane Powell, Debbie Reynolds and Vic Damone, and The Girl Most Likely starring Jane Powell as well as the film version of his Broadway hit Best Foot Forward which starred Lucille Ball. Athena is a romantic musical comedy released on 4 November 1954 by MGM. Jane Powell (born April 1 1929) is an American Singer, dancer and actress. Mary Frances "Debbie" Reynolds (born April 1, 1932) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress, Singer Vic Damone (born June 12, 1928) is an Italian American Singer. The Girl Most Likely ( 1957) is a musical about a woman who ends up engaged to three men at the same time Lucille Ball (August 6 1911 – April 26 1989 was an American comedienne, film television stage and radio Actress, model, film
Martin collaborated with vocalist Michael Feinstein for a 1995 CD "Michael Feinstein Sings The Hugh Martin Songbook", an album on which the then 80-year-old songwriter accompanied Feinstein on piano and sang a duet. Michael Feinstein (born September 7, 1956) is an American Singer, a Pianist, music revivalist, and an interpreter of and
Martin, a Seventh-day Adventist, spent much of the 1980s as an accompanist for gospel female vocalist Del Delker on her revival tours and in 2001 rewrote his most famous song (with the assistance of Garland biographer John Fricke) as a more specifically religious number, "Have Yourself A Blessed Little Christmas" which was recorded that year by Delker with the 86-year-old songwriter playing piano on the recording. The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated " Adventist " Church is a Christian denomination which is distinguished mainly by its observance John Fricke is a historian/author on The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland.
Hugh Martin is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Alabama Music Hall of Fame. The Songwriters Hall of Fame is an arm of the National Academy of Popular Music. Foundation First conceived by the Muscle Shoals Music Association in the early 1980s the Alabama Music Hall of Fame was created by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Board