Carmen Dragon

Carmen Dragon


Carmen Dragon
Radio: South side of the 6100 block of Hollywood Boulevard
Born July 28, 1914 in Antioch, Calif.
Died March 28, 1984 of cancer in St. John's Hospital, CA

Carmen Dragon was well-known for his radio work, conducting orchestras on such programs as "The Baby Snooks Show" with Fanny Brice.

He was highly regarded for his work as conductor of radio's "Standard School Broadcast," which offered untold thousands of children a taste of good music. He also wrote scores or arranged for more than 30 motion pictures, including "Cover Girl," the 1944 film that starred Rita Hayworth and for which he shared an Academy Award with Morris Stoloff.

He recorded more than 75 albums for Capitol Records and had conducted the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He was conductor of the Glendale Symphony for 20 years. He was born into a family whose members played a total of 15 instruments. His son Daryl is half of the duo the Captain and Tennille.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1944 Best Scoring of a Musical Picture Cover Girl Win*
    * A joint nomination shared with other people.

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