Mischa Bakaleinikoff

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Mischa Bakaleinikoff
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Background information
Birth nameMikhail Romanovich Bakaleinikov
Born(1890-11-10)November 10, 1890
Moscow, Russia
DiedAugust 10, 1960(1960-08-10) (aged 69)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation(s) Composer, conductor, musical director
Labels Columbia Studios

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.

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Personal life

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. [1]

Death

Bakaleinikoff was a member of a Masonic Lodge. At his funeral service in 1960, the music was played by a string ensemble from Columbia. [1] 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. [2]

He is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale). [3]

Career

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. [1]

Selected filmography

He scored the music to the following films:

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Bakaleinikoff". Monstrous Movie Music. Retrieved 2008-03-18.
  2. Othman, Frederick C. (April 21, 1939). "Hollywood Day By Day". The Danville Morning News. Pennsylvania, Danville. United Press. p. 2. Retrieved October 10, 2016 via Newspapers.com. Open Access logo PLoS transparent.svg
  3. Wilson, Scott. Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed.: 2. McFarland & Company (2016); ISBN   0786479922