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Vincent Scotto

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Vincent Scotto
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Born21 April 1874
Marseille, France
Died15 November 1952 (aged 78)
Paris, France
OccupationComposer

Vincent Scotto (21 April 1874 – 15 November 1952) was a French composer.[1]

Biography

Early life

Vincent Scotto was born on 21 April 1874 in Marseille to Pasquale Scotto d'Aniello and Antonia Intartaglia, from the island of Procida, north of the Gulf of Naples.[2]

Career

He started his career in Marseille in 1906 and later moved to Paris. Over the course of a lifetime, he wrote 4,000 songs as well as 60 operettas. He was friends with Marcel Pagnol and wrote music for his films. Over time, he wrote music for about fifty films in the 1940s and 1950s, and he sometimes appeared in them as an actor.[3]

In 1973, a biographical TV film was broadcast, La Vie rêvée de Vincent Scotto.[4]

Death

He died on 15 November 1952 in Paris.

Legacy

Bust of Vincent Scotto by André Arbus on the Place aux Huiles, Marseille, France
Bust of Vincent Scotto by André Arbus on the Place aux Huiles, Marseille, France

Selected filmography

References

  1. ^ Filmography
  2. ^ "Jeanne BROCHARD's Family Tree". GeneaNet.
  3. ^ NYTimes Biography
  4. ^ Overview and cast
  5. ^ Aix Google Map
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