Kenneth Lorin Darby Net Worth

Kenneth Lorin Darby Net Worth is
$1.1 Million

Kenneth Lorin Darby Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Kenneth Lorin Darby (May 13, 1909 – January 24, 1992) was an American composer, vocal arranger, lyricist, and conductor. His film scores were recognized with three Academy Awards and one Grammy Award. He provided vocals for the Munchkinland mayor in The Wizard of Oz (1939), who was portrayed in the film by Charlie Becker. Darby is also notable as the author of The Brownstone House of Nero Wolfe (1983), a biography of the home of Rex Stout's fictional detective.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthMay 13, 1909
Place Of BirthHebron, Nebraska, U.S.
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack, Composer
SpouseVera Matson
Star SignTaurus
1(When Walt Disney criticized his proposed score for The Legend of Johnny Appleseed (1948)): "That is just a cross section of one man's opinion."
1Darby wrote a book "Hollywood Holyland" in which he chronicles his experiences as choral director on "The Greatest Story Ever Told" and the butchering of Alfred Newman's score.
2His choral group, the Ken Darby Singers, sang backup for Bing Crosby on Crosby's original 78-RPM recording of "White Christmas." This version was not recorded directly from the soundtrack of Holiday Inn (1942), the 1942 movie for which composer Irving Berlin wrote the song. Soundtrack albums for live action films did not come into being until 1947.

Music Department

Desk Set1957vocal coach - uncredited
The Girl Can't Help It1956vocal supervisor
Love Me Tender1956vocal supervisor
Ford Star Jubilee1956TV Series choral arrangements - 1 episode
Bus Stop1956vocal supervisor
The King and I1956associate music supervisor
Carousel1956associate: to Alfred Newman
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing1955vocal supervisor
Seven Cities of Gold1955vocal supervisor
How to Be Very, Very Popular1955vocal supervisor
House of Bamboo1955vocal supervisor - uncredited
Soldier of Fortune1955vocal supervisor
Daddy Long Legs1955vocal supervisor
A Man Called Peter1955vocal supervisor
There's No Business Like Show Business1954music arranger: vocals / vocal supervisor
The Egyptian1954vocal supervisor
Demetrius and the Gladiators1954vocal director
Three Coins in the Fountain1954vocal director
River of No Return1954songs: lyrics / vocal director
The Robe1953choral director - uncredited
The Girl Next Door1953vocal director
Call Me Madam1953vocal director
Tonight We Sing1953choral director
Down Among the Sheltering Palms1953vocal director
Stars and Stripes Forever1952vocal director
O. Henry's Full House1952vocal director
With a Song in My Heart1952vocal director
Meet Me After the Show1951vocal director
Take Care of My Little Girl1951associate musical director
Bird of Paradise1951associate musical director
Call Me Mister1951vocal arranger - uncredited
My Blue Heaven1950vocal director
Wabash Avenue1950vocal director
Dancing in the Dark1949vocal director
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad1949vocal arranger
You're My Everything1949vocal director
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend1949vocal director
Mr. Belvedere Goes to College1949vocal arranger - uncredited
Down to the Sea in Ships1949vocal arranger - uncredited
So Dear to My Heart1948vocal director
Melody Time1948musical director
Song of the South1946vocal supervisor
The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met1946Short musical director
Make Mine Music1946associate music director
Step Lively1944vocal director
Show Business1944vocal director
Higher and Higher1943vocal director
Nobody's Darling1943vocal arranger
We've Never Been Licked1943vocal arranger
Shantytown1943vocal arranger - as Kenneth Darby
Ice-Capades Revue1942music arranger - uncredited
Seven Days' Leave1942music advisor / vocal advisor
At the Circus1939vocal and orchestral arrangements
The Wizard of Oz1939orchestral and vocal arrangements
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of ColorTV Series sequence music - 1 episode, 1979 music - 1 episode, 1957
The Great Bank Robbery1969vocal arranger
Finian's Rainbow1968associate music supervisor
Camelot1967music associate
The World: Color It Happy1967TV Movie music supervisor
The Greatest Story Ever Told1965choral supervisor
How the West Was Won1962choir - uncredited / music associate
State Fair1962associate: Alfred Newman
Flower Drum Song1961associate music supervisor
The Life and Legend of Wyatt EarpTV Series chorus - 203 episodes, 1955 - 1961 music by - 8 episodes, 1956 - 1958 performer - 5 episodes, 1959 choral director - 2 episodes, 1955 - 1961 singer - 1 episode, 1959
Elmer Gantry1960associate music supervisor
Journey to the Center of the Earth1959associate conductor: songs
Hound-Dog Man1959music associate
Porgy and Bess1959music associate
The Adventures of Jim BowieTV Series composer - 54 episodes, 1956 - 1958 singers - 6 episodes, 1958
South Pacific1958associate conductor / associate music supervisor
The Three Faces of Eve1957vocal supervisor
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?1957vocal supervisor
Bernardine1957vocal supervisor
An Affair to Remember1957vocal supervisor


Tu cara me suenaTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2017 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Pee-wee's Big Holiday2016writer: "New York"
Sheldon a jeho matka paní Levinová2015TV Movie writer: "Love Me Tender"
Ted 22015writer: "New York"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gent de paraula2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Austropop-Legenden2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Love, Marilyn2012Documentary lyrics: "I'm Gonna File My Claim" / writer: "The Bus Stop Song" - as Ken Lorin Darby
So You Think You Can Dance2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Jeux de couple2009Short writer: "Love Me Tender"
Hi havia una vegada el disc de La Marató2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Estima'm tendrament"
Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs2009Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Isa's stepz2008TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Três Irmãs2008TV Series writer: "Love Me Tender"
Banda sonora2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
Punklandia2008TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Elvis: A Generous Heart2007Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis: #1 Hit Performances2007Video writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis: Viva Las Vegas2007TV Movie documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Good Morning America2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Kymmenen uutiset2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
California Dreamin'2007writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis - Up Close and Personal2007Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows2006Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis Presley: Love Me Tender2006Video writer: "Love Me Tender"
Today's Country Music2006Video writer: "Love Me Tender"
How I Met Your Mother2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol2005TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis by the Presleys2005TV Movie documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis: Golden Greats2005Video writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis2005TV Series writer: "Love Me Tender"
Slovensko hladá SuperStar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis Presley: From the Beginning to the End2004Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis Has Left the Building2004writer: "Love Me Tender"
Estradilla: Agents & Elvis2003TV Movie writer: "Love Me Tender"
Sinatra: The Classic Duets2002TV Movie documentary writer: "Love Me Tender" - uncredited
The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part I: 1956-19612002Video documentary writer: "Poor Boy", "Love Me Tender", "We're Gonna Move"
The Definitive Elvis: The Television Years2002Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Crossing Jordan2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis Presley: His Early Performances2002Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970)2000TV Movie documentary writer: "Let Me", "Love Me Tender"
Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story2000TV Movie writer: "Love Me Tender" - uncredited
Man on the Moon1999writer: "This Friendly World" 1959
Fanny and Elvis1999writer: "Love Me Tender"
Breakfast of Champions1999writer: "Kalua Love Song of"
Where the Heart Is1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis: The Complete Story1996Video documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Elvis in Hollywood1993Documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Homicide: Life on the Street1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
A Bit of Fry and Laurie1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grease Gun Gang1992writer: "Love Me Tender" - uncredited
Prime Suspect1991TV Mini-Series writer - 1 episode
Elvis in the Movies1990Documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Die Hard 21990writer: "LOVE ME TENDER"
Adventures Beyond Belief1987TV Series writer: "Love Me Tender"
Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend1987Documentary lyrics: "The River of No Return" 1954 - uncredited
Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings1985writer: "Love Me Tender"
The 39th Annual Tony Awards1985TV Special lyrics: "A Little Girl from Little Rock"
Porky's Revenge1985writer: "Love Me Tender"
Blue Money1985TV Movie writer: "Love Me Tender"
Shifshuf Naim1981writer: "Love Me Tender"
This Is Elvis1981"Love Me Tender"
Keiner hat das Pferd geküsst1980writer: "Love Me Tender"
Touched by Love1980writer: "Love Me Tender"
The Story of Elvis Presley1977Documentary writer: "Let Me", "We're Gonna Move", "Love Me Tender", "Poor Boy"
Paper Moon1973performer: "A Picture of Me Without You" 1935 - uncredited
Elvis on Tour1972Documentary writer: "Love Me Tender"
Once You Kiss a Stranger...1969lyrics: "Once You Kiss a Stranger"
The Night Before Christmas1968TV Movie music: "'Twas the Night Before Christmas", "The Morning of Christmas"
The Green Berets1968arranger: "Ballad of the Green Berets" - uncredited
The Lawrence Welk Show1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
Shindig!1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Drifter1965TV Series writer - 1 episode
How the West Was Won1962lyrics: "How the West Was Won" 1962, "I'm Bound for the Promised Land" uncredited, "Nine Hundred Miles from Home" 1962 uncredited, "On The Banks of Sacramento" 1962 uncredited, "Overture": "I'm Bound for the Promised Land"/"Shenandoah"/"Endless Prairie" uncredited / music: "I'm Bound for the Promised Land", "Overture": "I'm Bound for the Promised Land"/"Shenandoah"/"Endless Prairie" - uncredited / performer: "How the West Was Won" 1962, "Shenandoah" uncredited, "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"
The Many Loves of Dobie GillisTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 1962 writer - 1 episode, 1959
The Fiend of Dope Island1961lyrics: "Forever Hold Me" / music: "Forever Hold Me"
The Bell Telephone Hour1961TV Series music - 1 episode
The Canadians1961lyrics: "This Is Canada", "Sioux Lullaby", "The Night" / music: "This Is Canada", "Sioux Lullaby", "The Night"
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley1960TV Special writer: "Love Me Tender"
Porgy and Bess1959performer: "Gone, Gone, Gone", "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'", "Oh, I Can't Sit Down", "I Ain't Got No Shame", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "Clara, Clara", "Morning Sounds", "Finale: O Lawd, I'm On My Way"
Villa!!1958lyrics: "Men, Men, Men" / music: "Men, Men, Men"
Shower of Stars1958TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
The Mark of the Hawk1957writer: "This Man Is Mine"
The Californians1957TV Series as The Ken Darby Singers, "I've Come to Calfornia"
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Nat King Cole Show1956-1957TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet1957TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ed Sullivan Show1956-1957TV Series writer - 3 episodes
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956TV Series writer - 1 episode
Love Me Tender1956writer: "Love Me Tender", "Let Me", "Poor Boy", "We're Gonna Move" - as Vera Matson
Make Room for Daddy1956TV Series performer - 1 episode
Bus Stop1956writer: "The Bus Stop Song" 1956
The Lieutenant Wore Skirts1956writer: "Rock Around the Island"
The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing1955lyrics: "Men, Men, Men", "I Challenge You" - uncredited
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955TV Series performer: "The Legend Of Wyatt Earp"
The Left Hand of God1955writer: "A LOAF OF BREAD"
How to Be Very, Very Popular1955lyrics: "The Bristol Bell Song"
Garden of Evil1954"Aqui"
River of No Return1954lyrics: "River of No Return", "I'm Gonna File My Claim", "One Silver Dollar", "Down in the Meadow" - uncredited
Siege at Red River1954lyrics: "Tapioca" - uncredited
How to Marry a Millionaire1953lyrics: "New York" 1953 - uncredited
Vicki1953writer: "Vicki"
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes1953lyrics: "A Little Girl from Little Rock" 1949 - uncredited
Down Among the Sheltering Palms1953writer: "THE DRUM CHANT"
Stars and Stripes Forever1952lyrics: "My Love Is a Weeping Willow", "When It's Springtime in New York" - uncredited / writer: "My Love Is a Weeping Willow" - uncredited
Night Without Sleep1952lyrics: "Look at Me"
Don't Bother to Knock1952lyrics: "A Rollin' Stone" - uncredited
With a Song in My Heart1952writer: "JIM'S TOASTY PEANUTS", "WONDERFUL HOME SWEET HOME"
Rancho Notorious1952lyrics: "Get Away Young Man", "Gypsy Davey", "Legend of Chuck-A-Luck" / music: "Get Away Young Man", "Gypsy Davey", "Legend of Chuck-A-Luck"
Golden Girl1951lyrics: "Sunday Morning" - uncredited / music: "Sunday Morning" - uncredited
A Ticket to Tomahawk1950writer: "Oh, What a Forward Young Man You Are" - uncredited
Wabash Avenue1950music: "I WISH I COULD SHIMMY LIKE MY SISTER KATE" - uncredited
Come to the Stable1949performer: "Through a Long and Sleepless Night"
You're My Everything1949lyrics: "The White Magnolia Tree" - uncredited
Blue Bayou1946Short performer: "Blue Bayou"
Song of the South1946writer: "Who Wants To Live Like That?", "Let The Rain Pour Down", "All I Want" - uncredited
Make Mine Music1946lyrics: "Make Mine Music" 1946 - uncredited / music: "Make Mine Music" 1946 - uncredited / writer: "Casey at the Bat" 1946
False Faces1943lyrics: "A Trifle on the Trifling Side"
Shantytown1943arranger: "On the Corner of Sunshine and Main" - uncredited
Hi, Buddy1943arranger: "Army Air Corps Song"
Holiday Inn1942performer: "You're Easy to Dance With" 1942
The Chool Song1942Short writer: "The Chool Song"
The Wizard of Oz1939performer: "Munchkinland Medley: 'Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are', 'The House Began To Pitch', 'As Mayor of the Munchkin City', 'As Coroner, I Must Aver', 'Ding Dong The Witch is Dead', 'Lullaby League', 'Lollipop Guild', and 'We Welcome You to Munchkinland'" 1939 - uncredited


The Night Before Christmas1968TV Movie
The Adventures of Jim Bowie1956-1958TV Series 76 episodes
The Californians1958TV Series 1 episode
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp1955TV Series 1 episode
Meet Me After the Show1951
The Brave Engineer1950Short
Little Toot1948Short
Once Upon a Wintertime1948Short
Casey at the Bat1946Short


Make Room for Daddy1956TV SeriesSinging Group
Universal Cartoon Melodies: Song Dreams1952ShortQuartet Member
Sing Your Thanks1950ShortSinger
The Brave Engineer1950ShortSinger (as The King's Men)
Song of the Range1949ShortSinger
Sailing with a Song1949ShortSinger
Old Dog Tray1946ShortSinger
Margie1946Off-Screen Singer (voice, uncredited)
Music in the Sky1945ShortSinger (uncredited)
Sing a Jingle1944Singer (as The King's Men)
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith1943Singer (as The King's Men)
The Kansan1943Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
Follow the Band1943Singer (uncredited)
Hi, Buddy1943Quartet Singer (as The King's Men)
For Me and My Gal1942Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
Call Out the Marines1942Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
Two-Faced Woman1941Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
The Roundup1941Musician / Cowhand (uncredited)
Stagecoach War1940Outlaw - Member, The King's Men (uncredited)
The Showdown1940Rider (member, The King's Men) (uncredited)
Knights of the Range1940Singing Cowhand (uncredited)
Law of the Pampas1939Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
The Wizard of Oz1939Munchkinland Mayor (voice, uncredited)
Renegade Trail1939Rider (Member - The King's Men) (uncredited)
Broadway Serenade1939Singers - 'High Flyin' Number (uncredited)
Honolulu1939Groucho 1 (as The King's Men)
Alexander's Ragtime Band1938Army Quartet Member (uncredited)
Thanks a Million1935King's Men Singer (uncredited)
We're Not Dressing1934King's Men Member (uncredited)
Going Hollywood1933Member - The King's Men (uncredited)
Only the Brave1930Singer (uncredited)


That's Entertainment! III1994Documentary grateful acknowledgment: to the music arrangers and orchestrators


The 32nd Annual Academy Awards1960TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture
Polovetzian Dances from Prince Igor1954ShortHimself

Won Awards

1968OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or TreatmentCamelot (1967)
1960OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of a Musical PicturePorgy and Bess (1959)
1959GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Soundtrack Album, Original Cast - Motion Picture or TelevisionPorgy and Bess (1959)
1957OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of a Musical PictureThe King and I (1956)

Nominated Awards

1964OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Score - Substantially OriginalHow the West Was Won (1962)
1962OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of a Musical PictureFlower Drum Song (1961)
1959OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of a Musical PictureSouth Pacific (1958)

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