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|Birth name||Mikhail Romanovich Bakaleinikov|
|Born||November 10, 1890|
|Died||August 10, 1960 69) (aged|
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Composer, conductor, musical director|
Mikhail Romanovich "Mischa" Bakaleinikov (also spelled Bakaleynikov and Bakaleinikoff; Russian : Михаил Романович Бакалейников; November 10, 1890 – August 10, 1960) was a noted musical director, film composer and conductor.
Brother to Constantin, Nikolay and Vladimir, Bakaleinikoff was born in Moscow in 1890. He left the Soviet Union for the United States, travelling via Shanghai, China, to Los Angeles, in 1926, and joined Columbia Studios's music department in Hollywood in 1931.
Bakaleinikoff was a member of a Masonic Lodge. At his funeral service in 1960, the music was played by a string ensemble from Columbia.He died at age 69, and was survived by his wife, Yvonne (née Wilson) and their four children. He was previously married to actress Helen Gilbert.
He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale).
Bakaleinikoff played the double bass viol in Columbia Studios' orchestra for films such as Lost Horizon before becoming the studio's music director in the early 1940s.
He scored the music to the following films:
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