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Luther Henderson (1919–2003)

Music Department | Soundtrack | Actor

He graduated from The Juilliard School of Music in New York City in 1942. He composed the orchestrations for the dance numbers for the original broadway production of "Flower Drum Song" which was ... read full biography
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Mar 14, 1919 (died Jul 29, 2003)
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18 titles
Released Film and Video (4 titles) Budget Opening Weekend Gross
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Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)
Writer ("High Society") Writer ("High Society")   See fewer
Quartet (1981)
Arranger ("The 509", "Full Time Lover") Arranger ("The 509", "Full Time Lover")   See fewer
$5K
$12K
$12K
The Slams (1973)
Composer Composer   See fewer
Recess (1969)
Composer Composer   See fewer
Released Television (9 titles) Episodes
Great Performances (1999–2004)
(TV Series) - Soundtrack (1 episode, 2004), Performer ("Ain't Misbehavin' / Mean to Me") (1 episode, 1999), Himself (1 episode, 1999), Orchestrator (1 episode, 2000) Soundtrack (1 episode, 2004), Performer ("Ain't Misbehavin' / Mean to Me") (1 episode, 1999), Himself (1 episode, 1999), Orchestrator (1 episode, 2000)   See fewer
Play On! (Jun 21, 2000) Season 28, Episode 14 - Orchestrator Orchestrator   See fewer
3
The 46th Annual Tony Awards (1992)
(TV Special) - Music ("That's How You Jazz") Music ("That's How You Jazz")   See fewer
The Miss Teen USA Pageant (1983)
(TV Special) - Musical Director Musical Director   See fewer
Ain't Misbehavin' (1982)
(TV Movie) - The Piano Player, Music Arranger, Musical Director, Orchestrator The Piano Player, Music Arranger, Musical Director, Orchestrator   See fewer
Time for Joya! (1970–1982)
(TV Series) - The Professor The Professor   See fewer
Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (1973)
(TV Special) - Musical Arranger Musical Arranger   See fewer
Just Polly and Me (1960)
(TV Movie) - Musical Director Musical Director   See fewer
Summer in New York (1960)
(TV Movie) - Composer ("Purple Goatee" ballet music), Musical Director Composer ("Purple Goatee" ballet music), Musical Director   See fewer
The Polly Bergen Show (1957–1958)
(TV Series) - Musical Director (17 episodes, 1957), Musical Supervision (1 episode, 1958) Musical Director (17 episodes, 1957), Musical Supervision (1 episode, 1958)   See fewer
Episode #1.18 (May 31, 1958) Season 1, Episode 18 - Musical Director Musical Director   See fewer
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Self (4 titles)
Great Performances (1992–1999)
(TV Series) - Himself (2 episodes, 1992) Himself (2 episodes, 1992)   See fewer
My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (Dec 1, 1999) Season 28, Episode 4 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (Nov 2, 1992) Season 21, Episode 2 - Himself Himself   See fewer
The 51st Annual Tony Awards (1997)
(TV Special) - Himself - Nominee Himself - Nominee   See fewer
American Masters (1996)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1996) Himself (1 episode, 1996)   See fewer
Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice (Nov 25, 1996) Season 11, Episode 1 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Working in the Theatre (1992)
(TV Series) - Himself (1 episode, 1992) Himself (1 episode, 1992)   See fewer
Playwright & Director (Sep 3, 1992) Season 14, Episode 5 - Himself Himself   See fewer
Archive Footage (1 title)
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing (2009)
(Video) - Himself (archive footage) Himself (archive footage)   See fewer
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