William Lava


Biography

Over the duration of his Hollywood career, William Lava produced music for multiple Hollywood productions. Lava began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the John Wayne western "Santa Fe Stampede" (1938), the western "Red River Range" (1938) with John Wayne and "Dick Tracy's G-Men" (1939). His music also appeared in "Daredevils of the Red Circle" (1939) and...

Biography

Over the duration of his Hollywood career, William Lava produced music for multiple Hollywood productions. Lava began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the John Wayne western "Santa Fe Stampede" (1938), the western "Red River Range" (1938) with John Wayne and "Dick Tracy's G-Men" (1939). His music also appeared in "Daredevils of the Red Circle" (1939) and the western "Wyoming Outlaw" (1939) with John Wayne. In the fifties, Lava's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Randolph Scott western "Colt.45" (1950), the Steve Cochran drama "Highway 301" (1951) and "Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison" (1951). His work was also in "The Tanks Are Coming" (1951). Lava's music was also featured in "Assignment to Kill" (1968) with Patrick O'Neal, the western "The Good Guys and the Bad Guys" (1969) with Robert Mitchum and the Mel Blanc animated movie "Looney Looney Looney Bugs Bunny Movie" (1981). His music was also featured in "Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales" (1982) with Friz Freleng and the Mel Blanc animated film "Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island" (1983). Lava was most recently credited in the dramatic comedy "A Serious Man" (2009) with Michael Stuhlbarg. Lava passed away in February 1971 at the age of 60.

Filmography

 

Music (Feature Film)

A Serious Man (2009)
Song
Man on the Moon (1999)
Song
Matinee (1993)
Music Composer
Daffy Duck's Quackbusters (1988)
Music
Daffy Duck's Movie: Fantastic Island (1983)
Music
Bugs Bunny's 1001 Rabbit Tales (1982)
Music
Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (1981)
Music
Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)
Music score comp and Conductor
O'Hara, United States Treasury: Operation Cobra (1971)
Music
Assignment To Kill (1969)
Music
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
Music
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (1969)
Composer
Chubasco (1968)
Music
In Enemy Country (1968)
Music
Chubasco (1968)
Composer
Chamber of Horrors (1966)
Music
The Tattooed Police Horse (1964)
Music
PT 109 (1963)
Music
Wall of Noise (1963)
Music
The Hound That Thought He Was a Raccoon (1960)
Music
Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)
Music
The Horse with the Flying Tail (1960)
Music
Hell Bent for Leather (1960)
Music
Flood Tide (1958)
Music
The Sign of Zorro (1958)
Music
The Littlest Outlaw (1955)
Music
Jamboree (1954)
Music Score
Stormy, the Thoroughbred with an Inferiority Complex (1954)
Music
Phantom from Space (1953)
Music
Mystery Lake (1953)
Music
The Lion and the Horse (1952)
Music
Cattle Town (1952)
Music
Retreat, Hell! (1952)
Music
The Tanks Are Coming (1951)
Music
Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison (1951)
Music
I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)
Music Score
The Great Jewel Robber (1950)
Music
Barricade (1950)
Music Director
50 Years Before Your Eyes (1950)
Music
Highway 301 (1950)
Music
This Side of the Law (1950)
Music
Colt .45 (1950)
Music
Breakthrough (1950)
Music
Homicide (1949)
Music
Flaxy Martin (1949)
Music
The House Across the Street (1949)
Music
Moonrise (1948)
Music
Embraceable You (1948)
Music
The Big Punch (1948)
Music
Moonrise (1948)
Composer
She-Wolf of London (1946)
Music Director
San Fernando Valley (1944)
Composer
The Singing Sheriff (1944)
Composer
The Battle of Britain (1943)
Original comp
The Courageous Dr. Christian (1940)
Music Composition
Three Texas Steers (1939)
Music Score
Cowboys from Texas (1939)
Music Score
The Kansas Terrors (1939)
Music Score
The Night Riders (1939)
Music Score
New Frontier (1939)
Music Score
Wyoming Outlaw (1939)
Music Score
Street of Missing Men (1939)
Composer
The Lone Ranger Rides Again (1939)
Music
Zorro's Fighting Legion (1939)
Music
Dick Tracy's G-Men (1939)
Music
Daredevils of the Red Circle (1939)
Music
Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937)
Composer
Sea Racketeers (1937)
Composer

Music (Short)

Alaska Lifeboat (1956)
Original Music
So Your Wife Wants to Work (1956)
Music
24 Hour Alert (1955)
Music
Beauty and the Bull (1954)
Original Music
My Country 'Tis of Thee (1950)
Original Music
So You Think You're Not Guilty (1950)
Music
Grandad of Races (1950)
Original Music
Calgary Stampede (1949)
Music Composer
So You Want to Be a Detective (1948)
Music
So You Want to Be a Gambler (1948)
Music
So You Want an Apartment (1948)
Music
So You Want to Build a House (1948)
Music
Give Us the Earth! (1947)
Music
So You Want to Be a Salesman (1947)
Music
So You Want to Hold Your Wife (1947)
Music
So You're Going to Be a Father (1947)
Music
So You Want to Be in Pictures (1947)
Original Music
Going to Blazes! (1947)
Music
Smart as a Fox (1946)
Music
So You Want to Keep Your Hair (1946)
Original Music
So You Want to Play the Horses (1946)
Music Composer
Traffic with the Devil (1946)
Music
Okay for Sound (1946)
Music Composer
So You're Going on a Vacation (1946)
Music
A Boy and His Dog (1946)
Original Music
So You Think You're a Nervous Wreck (1946)
Original Music
So You Think You're Allergic (1945)
Music
Star in the Night (1945)
Music
Story of a Dog (1945)
Original Music
I Won't Play (1944)
Original Music
I Am An American (1944)
Original Music
HAPPY TIMES AND JOLLY MOMENTS (1943)
Music Composer
Beyond the Line of Duty (1942)
Music Composer
Men of the Sky (1942)
Music Composer
Shoot Yourself Some Golf (1942)
Original Music
The Tanks Are Coming (1941)
Music Composer
Soldiers in White (1941)
Music Composer
Double Exposure (1935)
Music Composer

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Bugs Bunny: All-American Hero (1981)
Music
How Bugs Bunny Won the West (1978)
Music

Life Events

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