William LeBaron (February 16, 1883 – February 9, 1958) was an American film producer. LeBaron's film credits included Cimarron, which won the Academy Award for Outstanding Production at the 4th Academy Awards ceremony for 1930/1931. LeBaron also produced landmark comedy features from W. C. Fields, Mae West and Wheeler and Woolsey. In addition to being a producer, LeBaron served as the last production chief of Film Booking Offices of America and at FBO's successor, RKO Pictures, where he was replaced by David O. Selznick. LeBaron was married to Mabel Hollins, a British musical comedy actress. He is buried in Chapel of the Pines Crematory.
Birth and Death Data: Born February 16th, 1883 (Elgin), Died February 9th, 1958 (Santa Monica)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1935
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||B-23560||10-in.||12/31/1919||You are free||Olive Kline||Female vocal solo, with violin, cello, and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-23590||10-in.||1/20/1920||Star of love||Geraldine Farrar||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||C-24137||12-in.||5/19/1920||Gems from Apple blossoms||Victor Light Opera Company||Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||B-24697||10-in.||11/19/1920||Deep in your eyes||Lucy Isabelle Marsh||Female vocal solo, with harp and orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||PBS-90265||10-in.||6/12/1935||You are free (Love is just a game)||Nelson Eddy ; Nat Shilkret Orchestra||Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||79406||10-in.||9/8/1920||On Miami shore||Henry Burr ; Albert Campbell||Male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Columbia||80173||10-in.||1/31/1922||Deep in your eyes||Margaret Romaine||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|OKeh||S-7129||10-in.||ca. Dec. 1919||Little girls, good-bye!||Lewis James||Male vocal solo, with vocal quartet and orchestra||lyricist|
|Brunswick||E30064||10-in.||June 1929||On Miami shore||Carter's Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G)||lyricist|
|Edison||6880||10-in.||7/18/1919||On Miami shore||Edward Allen||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||7008||10-in.||11/5/1919||Little girls, good-bye||Lewis James||Male vocal solo and vocal chorus, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||7064||10-in.||12/15/1919||You are free||Lewis James ; Betsy Lane Shepherd||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||7644||10-in.||11/19/1920||Deep in your eyes||George Wilton Ballard ; Elizabeth Spencer||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||8264||10-in.||10/20/1921||I'll return for you||Vernon Archibald ; Betsy Lane Shepherd||Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra||lyricist|
|Edison||8653||10-in.||11/3/1922||When knighthood was in flower||J. Harold Murray ; Elizabeth Spencer||Female-male vocal duet||lyricist|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "LeBaron, William," accessed August 5, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105066.
LeBaron, William. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105066.
"LeBaron, William." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.
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