Frank De Vol

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Date of Birth September 20, 1911
Place of Birth West Virginia
Date of Death Oct 27, 1999 (88)
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Frank Denny De Vol, also known simply as De Vol, was an American arranger, composer and actor.

Born: Frank Denny De Vol, Sept 20, 1911, Moundsville, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: Oct 27, 1999, Lafayette, California, U.S.
Occupation: Composer, actor, arranger
Years active: 1941–1996
Known for: Movie and TV theme songs
Children: 2
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About Frank De Vol

Wrote TV theme songs for "The Brady Bunch" and "My Three Sons." He was also an arranger for Doris Day, Tony Bennett, and others.

Before Fame

He joined his father's vaudeville theater at age 14. He could play professionally by 20, which led to his work with the Alvino Rey Orchestra and on Los Angeles radio.

Achievement

He received four Academy Award nominations for his scores to "Pillow Talk" from 1959, "Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte" from 1964," "Cat Ballou" from 1965, and "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" from 1967.

Family Life

He was born in Moundsville, West Virginia, and grew up in Canton, Ohio. He was married to his first wife Grayce Agnes McGinty from 1935 until her death in 1989. He then married actress and Big Band singer Helen O'Connell in 1991.

Associations

He found time to take small parts in front of the camera in between his numerous musical engagements, appearing in "The Parent Trap" starring a young Hayley Mills.

Information related to Frank De Vol

  • American music arrangers
  • Miami University alumni
  • Burials at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills)
  • RCA Victor artists
  • American film score composers
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