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Oliver Morosco

Oliver Morosco (June 20, 1875 – August 25, 1945) was an American theatrical producer, director, writer, film producer, and theater owner. He owned Oliver Morosco Photoplay Company. He brought many of his theater actors to the screen. Frank A. Garbutt was in charge of the film business. It merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players-Lasky Corporation in 1916.

Birth and Death Data: Born June 20th, 1875 (Logan), Died August 25th, 1945 (Hollywood)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, arranger


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13146 10-in. 4/16/1913 Hawaiian melodies Walter Kolomoku Steel guitar solo, with instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) arranger  
Victor B-13779 10-in. 9/15/1913 My wonderful dream girl John Barnes Wells Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  
Brunswick E26954-E26955 10-in. 3/13/1928 Marcheta Karl Priester Male vocal solo, with orchestra lyricist  


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"Morosco, Oliver." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 December 2021.

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