French-American film Composer best known for writing "Bugler's Dream," which was incorporated into the theme song for U.S. broadcasts of the Olympic Games.
He studied composition at conservatories in Lyon and Paris. His teachers included Maurice Ravel and Vincent d'Indy.
He worked for MGM as a film Composer from 1936 until 1966. He was the arranger for "Blondie Goes Latin" in 1941 and the orchestrator for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" in 1954 and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" in 1964.
He was married to Faye Brooks.
His composition "Bugler's Dream" was rearranged by John Williams for the 1984 Olympics and included as a medley in "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" by Williams.