Ted Grouya (31 July 1910 – 14 April 2000) born Theodor Grouya in Bucharest, Romania, was a composer who studied composition with Nadia Boulanger. He wrote the jazz standard "Flamingo" (1940), first recorded by Herb Jeffries and Duke Ellington, and later recorded by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass for their album S.R.O. (1966).
Grouya also wrote the music for the film version of Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) and other films. In 1949 he married American actress Mary Meade.
A one time resident of Palm Springs, California, Grouya had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 1995.
Birth and Death Data: Born July 31st, 1910, Died April 14th, 2000
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1940 - 1941
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BS-053781||10-in.||12/28/1940||Flamingo||Duke Ellington Famous Orchestra ; Herb Jeffries||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||PBS-061197||10-in.||4/24/1941||Flamingo||Freddy Martin Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Victor||BS-065673||10-in.||6/2/1941||I'm misunderstood||Jean Sablon||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-067905||10-in.||9/17/1941||Flamingo||Herman Chittison||Piano solo||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grouya, Ted," accessed September 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107774.
Grouya, Ted. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/107774.
"Grouya, Ted." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 September 2021.
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