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Winston Sharples

Winston Singleton Sharples (March 1, 1909 – April 3, 1978) was an American composer known for his work with animated short subjects, especially those created by the animation department at Paramount Pictures. In his 35-year career, Sharples scored more than 700 cartoons for Paramount and Famous Studios, and composed music for two Frank Buck films, Wild Cargo (1934) and Fang and Claw (1935).

Birth and Death Data: Born March 1st, 1909 (Fall River), Died April 3rd, 1978 (Hilton Head Island)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-043228 10-in. 10/25/1939 It's a hap-hap-happy day Joseph Sudy Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-043309 10-in. 10/24/1939 It's a hap-hap-happy day Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor MBS-045296 10-in. before 4/15/1940 Ay que día tan feliz Fernando Fernández ; Orquesta Victor de Baile ; Rafael de Paz Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-045723 10-in. 12/6/1939 Songs and scenes from Gulliver's travels Craig McDonnell Dramatic scene, with female and male vocal solos, vocal ensemble, narrator, piano, and sound effects composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sharples, Winston," accessed August 2, 2021,

Sharples, Winston. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from

"Sharples, Winston." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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