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Jay Chernis (1906–1996)

Composer, songwriter, conductor, author and arranger, educated at Townsend Harris Hall and Juilliard (scholarship), and a student of Goetschius, Wolpe, Toch and Schoenberg. In addition to his film work, he conducted musicals in stock, on tour and on Broadway ("Plain and Fancy"). He was the general music director of the Washington, D.C. Music Fest.... See full bio »


(age 89) in Marietta, Georgia, USA

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That's My Baby! Music Department
Harvest Melody Music Department
Identity Unknown Music Department
Wide Open Faces Music Department


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 1945 Leave Her to Heaven (musician: violin - uncredited)
 1945 Identity Unknown (musical director)
 1944 That's My Baby! (musical director)
 1944 Trocadero (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1943 Harvest Melody (musical director - as Jay Cherniss)
 1938 Wide Open Faces (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (music associate)
 1933 Song of the Eagle (composer: additional music - uncredited)
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 1945 Identity Unknown (uncredited)
 1943 Harvest Melody (uncredited)
 1932 The Sign of the Cross (uncredited)
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 1934 Flirtation (writer: "A Song of You", "The King Was Doing the Rhumba" - uncredited)

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Other Works:

A Date With April (1953). Comedy. Special music composed by Jay Chernis. Written by George Batson. Directed by Reginald Denham. Royale Theatre: 15 Apr 1953- 25 Apr 1953 (13 performances). Cast: Constance Bennett (as "Elsa Ashley"), Herbert Evers, Louise Larabee, Marjorie Peterson, Edmon Ryan, Evelyn Varden. Produced by Kenneth ... See more »

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