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Howard Jackson (composer)

Howard Jackson (born Howard Manucey Jackson 8 February 1900 in St. Augustine, Florida – 4 August 1966 in Florida) was an American film composer of feature movies and industry documentaries. He was often uncredited.[1][2][3]


Jackson began scoring films and writing cues for Universal Pictures from 1929, with his first total film score being Broadway (1929). He later moved to Paramount Pictures and scored several early films for Frank Capra, The Three Stooges[4] and other works for Columbia Pictures often without credit. He scored 150 feature films and 250 short subjects. He finished his career at Warner Bros.[5]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ "AFI-Catalog".
  2. ^ "Howard Jackson - Movies and Filmography". AllMovie.
  3. ^ Sherk, Warren M. (2011). "Jackson, Howard (1898 - 1966), composer, conductor, arranger, music director : Grove Music Online - oi". Oxford Music Online. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.a2093209.
  4. ^ "Crew Member : Howard Jackson".
  5. ^ pp. 356-361 Hischak, Thomas S. The Encyclopedia of Film Composers Rowman & Littlefield, 16 Apr 2015
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