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Also Known As: Leonard George Hayton Died: April 24, 1971
Born: February 13, 1908 Cause of Death: heart ailment
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Music ... composer


Academy Award-winner Lennie Hayton captivated countless audiences with his timeless music. Hayton began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like "Married Bachelor" (1941), "The Bugle Sounds" (1941) and the sequel "This Time For Keeps" (1942) with Ann Rutherford. His music also appeared in "Maisie Gets Her Man" (1942) with Ann Sothern, "Stand By For Action" (1942) and "Whistling in Dixie" (1942). In the forties, Hayton's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Swing Shift Maisie" (1943), the dramedy "Salute to the Marines" (1943) with Wallace Beery and "Meet the People" (1944). Hayton's music was also featured in the adaptation "On the Town" (1949) with Gene Kelly, "Any Number Can Play" (1949) and "Battleground" (1950). His music was also featured in the Farley Granger crime feature "Side Street" (1950). Hayton most recently worked on "Hello, Dolly!" (1969) with Barbra Streisand. Hayton was married to Lena Horne. Hayton's husband was Lena Horne. Hayton won a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "On the Town" in 1949 as well as a Music (Score of a Musical Picture--Original or Adaptation) Academy Award for "Hello, Dolly!" in 1969. Hayton was nominated for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Harvey Girls" in 1946 as well as for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Pirate" in 1948. Hayton passed away in April 1971 at the age of 63.

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