Hans May

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Hans May
Born11 July 1886
Died1 January 1959 (1959-02) (aged 72)
Other namesJohannes Mayer
OccupationComposer
Years active1925 - 1958 (film)

Hans May (11 July 1886 – 1 January 1959) was an Austrian-born film composer who went into exile in Britain after the Nazis came to power in his homeland, being of Jewish descent. [1] May composed over a hundred film scores. He wrote a musical Wedding in Paris in 1954.

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References

  1. Siegbert Salomon Prawer, Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910-1933, Berghahn Books (2007), p. 213

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