Nelson Riddle Net Worth

Nelson Riddle Net Worth is
$19 Million

Nelson Riddle Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Nelson Smock Riddle, Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. His work for Capitol Records kept such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith household names. He found commercial and critical success again in the 1980s with a trio of Platinum albums with Linda Ronstadt.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthJune 1, 1921
Place Of BirthOradell, New Jersey, U.S.
Height6' 2" (1.88 m)
ProfessionMusic Department, Composer, Soundtrack
Star SignGemini
1He was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services in the Performance Arts.
2He was nominated for the 2014 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Entertainment Category.
3Nelson Riddle went on tour with Linda Ronstadt after the "Chattanooga Choo Choo (1984)" movie.
4He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6724 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
5Norman Felton, executive producer of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964), was so dissatisfied with Riddle's score for a 1966 two-part episode of the series, he wrote Riddle a memo expressing his great disappointment.
6Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 676-678. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998.
7His second wife, Naomi Tenenholtz, was the daughter of the film and stage actor Elihu Tenenholtz (stage name: Tenen Holtz).
8His musical papers now reside at The University of Arizona.
9Had seven children with wife Doreen: Nelson III (born 1947), Rosemary (born 1948), Christopher (born 1950), Bettina (born 1954), Leonora Celeste (born 1957, died age six months), Cecily Jean (born 1962), Maureen Alicia (born 1962).
10Recorded on hiw own, as opposed to accompanying other performers, for Capitol, Reprise, Liberty, and Alshire records.
11Published a textbook of arranging techniques, "Arranged by Nelson Riddle," in 1973.

Music Department

What If...?2010TV Series music by - 1 episode
Newhart1982-1985TV Series composer - 57 episodes
Linda Ronstadt in Concert: What's New1984Video music arranger
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV Special musical director
Strike Force1982TV Series composer - 1 episode
Rough Cut1980conductor / music adaptor
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music1980TV Special musical director
The Carpenters: A Christmas Portrait1978TV Special musical arrangements / musical director
Goin' Coconuts1978conductor
Project U.F.O.1978TV Series thematic music by - 1 episode
Harper Valley P.T.A.1978conductor
The Natalie Cole Special1978TV Movie musical director
The 50th Annual Academy Awards1978TV Special musical director
That's Action1977Documentary music supervisor
Emergency!1972-1977TV Series composer - 75 episodes
The 4th Annual American Music Awards1977TV Special musical director
America at the Movies1976Documentary conductor: title music / music arranger: title music
Fury of the Dragon1976composer: stock music - Batman theme
City of Angels1976TV Series composer - 13 episodes
That's Entertainment, Part II1976Documentary composer: new sequences - uncredited / conductor: new sequences / music arranger: new sequences
John Denver and Friend1976TV Special musical director
Caribe1975TV Series composer - 13 episodes
The Great Gatsby1974composer: additional music / conductor / music arranger / music supervisor
The Helen Reddy Show1973TV Series orchestra leader
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Ford1973TV Movie documentary musical director
The Julie Andrews HourTV Series musical director - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973 conductor - 1 episode, 1973
The D.A.1971-1972TV Series composer - 13 episodes
The CBS Newcomers1971TV Series musical director
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever1970conductor / music arranger / music supervisor
Hell's Bloody Devils1970composer: theme music
Paint Your Wagon1969conductor
The Maltese Bippy1969conductor
Jimmy Durante Presents the Lennon Sisters1969TV Series musical director - 1 episode
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour1967-1969TV Series musical director - 14 episodes
Funny Girl1968orchestrator
TarzanTV Series composer - 21 episodes, 1967 - 1968 conductor - 20 episodes, 1967 - 1968
...And Debbie Makes Six1968TV Special musical director
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim1967TV Special music arranger / musical director
Sheriff Who1967TV Movie conductor
El Dorado1967conductor
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying1967conductor / music supervisor
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II1966TV Special musical director
The Man Who Never Was1966TV Series music - 1 episode
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1965-1966TV Series conductor - 6 episodes
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music1965TV Special musical director
Red Line 70001965conductor
Marriage on the Rocks1965conductor
The Rogues1964-1965TV Series composer - 30 episodes
Profiles in Courage1964TV Series composer - 1 episode
Vacation PlayhouseTV Series composer - 1 episode, 1964 conductor - 1 episode, 1964
Robin and the 7 Hoods1964conductor
Route 66TV Series composer - 116 episodes, 1960 - 1964 conductor - 116 episodes, 1960 - 1964 arranger - 2 episodes, 1960
The Untouchables1959-1963TV Series composer - 118 episodes
Naked CityTV Series composer - 11 episodes, 1962 - 1963 conductor - 3 episodes, 1962 - 1963
Sam Benedict1962-1963TV Series composer - 28 episodes
A Date with Debbie1960TV Movie musical director
The Bing Crosby Show1960TV Series musical director - 1 episode
Ocean's 111960conductor
Frank Sinatra's Welcome Home Party for Elvis Presley1960TV Special musical director
Can-Can1960conductor / music arranger
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: To the Ladies1960TV Special musical director
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra1959TV Special musical director
Li'l Abner1959conductor
Bing Crosby and Dean Martin Present High Hopes1959TV Special musical director
The Best of Everything1959orchestrator - uncredited
Parade1959TV Series arranger / conductor
The Gene Kelly Show1959TV Movie musical director
Never Steal Anything Small1959music arranger - uncredited
The Frank Sinatra ShowTV Series musical director - 23 episodes, 1957 - 1958 conductor - 2 episodes, 1957
St. Louis Blues1958conductor / music arranger
Merry Andrew1958conductor / music adaptor
The Girl Most Likely1958conductor / music arranger
Pal Joey1957music adaptation / musical arrangements
The Nat King Cole ShowTV Series orchestra director - 2 episodes, 1957 musical director - 1 episode, 1957
The Joker Is Wild1957music arranger: songs
The Pajama Game1957orchestrator
The Rosemary Clooney ShowTV Series conductor - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1957 orchestra director - 1 episode, 1956
Accused of Murder1956composer: stock music - uncredited
High Society1956orchestrator
A Kiss Before Dying1956orchestrator
Autumn Leaves1956orchestrator - uncredited
Guys and Dolls1955orchestrator
Producers' ShowcaseTV Series musical director - 1 episode, 1955 orchestrator - 1 episode, 1955
This Is Your MusicTV Series conductor - 1 episode, 1955 music arranger - 1 episode, 1955
Satins and Spurs1954TV Movie arrangements
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.1953composer: additional music - uncredited
All Ashore1953music arranger


International Championship of Magic1985TV Special
Chattanooga Choo Choo1984
All-Star Party for Frank Sinatra1983TV Movie
Matt Houston1982-1983TV Series 5 episodes
All-Star Party for Carol Burnett1982TV Movie
Cagney & Lacey1982TV Series 6 episodes
Strike Force1982TV Series 2 episodes
Help Wanted: Male1982TV Movie
Margin for Murder1981TV Movie
Harper Valley P.T.A.1981TV Series 7 episodes
Rascal Dazzle1980
Rough Cut1980
Ingrid Bergman: An All-Star Salute1979TV Movie
240-Robert1979TV Series 1 episode
Guyana: Cult of the Damned1979
The Runaways1979TV Series 3 episodes
Project U.F.O.1978-1979TV Series 25 episodes
Barnaby Jones1974-1978TV Series 4 episodes
Goin' Coconuts1978
A Tribute to Neil Simon1978TV Movie
Harper Valley P.T.A.1978
CHiPs1978TV Series 1 episode
The 35th Annual Golden Globe Awards1978TV Movie documentary
An All-Star Tribute to Elizabeth Taylor1977TV Movie documentary
Harold Robbins' 79 Park Avenue1977TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
The Love Boat1977TV Series 1 episode
The November Plan1977TV Movie
Sinatra and Friends1977TV Special
A Circle of Children1977TV Movie
Seventh Avenue1977TV Mini-Series 3 episodes
An All-Star Tribute to John Wayne1976TV Movie documentary
How to Break Up a Happy Divorce1976TV Movie
City of Angels1976TV Series 1 episode
What Now, Catherine Curtis?1976TV Movie
Three for Two1975TV Movie
Medical Center1974-1975TV Series 3 episodes
Mobile Two1975TV Movie
Promise Him Anything1975TV Movie
The Runaway Barge1975TV Movie
Lucy Gets Lucky1975TV Movie
Caribe1975TV Series 1 episode
Movin' On1974-1975TV Series 4 episodes
Happy Anniversary and Goodbye1974TV Movie
Paramount Presents1974TV Movie music arranged and conducted by
The Blue Knight1973TV Movie
Emergency!1972-1973TV Series 31 episodes
Tribute to Bogart1972TV Movie documentary
This Is the Life1971TV Series 2 episodes
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever1970uncredited
The Great Bank Robbery1969
The Maltese Bippy1969
Tarzan1967-1968TV Series 7 episodes
Danger Has Two Faces1967TV Movie
Batman1966-1967TV Series 93 episodes
Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion1967
Sheriff Who1967TV Movie
El Dorado1967music scored by
Bogart1967TV Movie documentary
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.1966-1967TV Series 11 episodes
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying1967uncredited
The Spy in the Green Hat1967
The Sheriff1966TV Movie
The Man Who Never Was1966TV Series 1 episode
Hawk1966TV Series
Batman: The Movie1966
The Wackiest Ship in the Army1965-1966TV Series 12 episodes
I Dream of Jeannie1966TV Series 1 episode
The Loner1965-1966TV Series 12 episodes
Red Line 70001965
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea1965TV Series 1 episode
A Rage to Live1965
Marriage on the Rocks1965
The Rogues1964-1965TV Series 19 episodes
Inger Stevens in Sweden1965TV Movie documentary
Robin and the 7 Hoods1964music scored by
What a Way to Go!1964
Route 661960-1964TV Series 116 episodes
Paris When It Sizzles1964
Battleline1964TV Series documentary 1 episode
4 for Texas1963
General Foods Opening Night1963TV Movie
Come Blow Your Horn1963
Naked City1961-1963TV Series 52 episodes
Outlaws1962TV Series 2 episodes
The Untouchables1960TV Series 3 episodes
Ocean's 111960
The Gun of Zangara1960TV Movie
Alcatraz Express1960TV Movie
Li'l Abner1959
The Timex Show1959TV Movie
A Hole in the Head1959
The Gene Kelly Show1959TV Movie
The Bing Crosby Special1959TV Movie
St. Louis Blues1958uncredited
Merry Andrew1958uncredited
The Girl Most Likely1958uncredited
The Jerry Lewis Show1957TV Special
Johnny Concho1956
General Electric Theater1956TV Series 1 episode
Flame of the Islands1956


Red Line 70001965"Let Me Find Someone New"
Paris When It Sizzles1964music: "The Girl Who Stole the Eiffel Tower"
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall1960TV Series music - 1 episode
A Hole in the Head1959writer: "Shirl's Theme Cha-Cha" 1959 - uncredited
Naked City1958TV Series "Naked City Theme"
The Girl Most Likely1958music: "The Girl Most Likely"
The Nat King Cole Show1957TV Series arranger - 1 episode
Riddles in Rhythm1956Short performer: "Lisbon Antiqua"'
The Adventures of Hajji Baba1954arranger: "Hajji Baba Persian Lament"
The Blue Gardenia1953arranger: "Blue Gardenia"
BBC Proms2015TV Series arranger - 1 episode
Grace of Monaco2014music: "Lolita Yaya" / performer: "Lolita Yaya"
La cage dorée2013"Uma Casa Portuguesa"
Caiga quien caiga - CQC2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Easy Listening2002"Twilight on the Mall", "Tina's Waltz", "Freeway Fantasy"
Friends2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wonder Boys2000performer: Theme from tt0053534 / writer: Theme from tt0053534
Mickey Blue Eyes1999performer: "C'est Magnifique"
Vegas Vacation1997performer: "Volare Nel Blu, Dipinto Di Blu"
Dream for an Insomniac1996performer: "Spice"
Flesh and Bone1993writer: "Music From 'The Untouchables' Original T.V. Series"
Married with Children1987TV Series arranger: "Love & Marriage" / performer: "Love & Marriage"
The Magic of David Copperfield: China1986TV Special performer: "Come Fly with Me"
Roadhouse 661985writer: "THEME FROM ROUTE 66"
Terms of Endearment1983arranger: "Anything Goes" 1934
The Front1976arranger: "Young at Heart" / performer: "Young at Heart"
Ecstasy in Blue1976writer: "Theme from Lolita"
Hell's Bloody Devils1970music: "The Fakers"
Peterson Plays Farnon... ...Plays Peterson1969TV Movie arranger: "A Sleepin' Bee", "Someday My Prince Will Come"
Les Français écrivent aux Shadoks1969TV Series documentary short music - 1 episode
El Dorado1967music: "El Dorado"
Batman1966TV Series arranger - 1 episode
The Lucy Show1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music1965TV Special performer: "I've Got You Under My Skin", "Without a Song", "Don't Worry 'Bout Me", "I Get a Kick Out of You", "Nancy With the Laughing Face", "My Kind of Town Chicago Is", "Come Fly with Me", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "I've Got the World on a String", "Witchcraft", "You Make Me Feel So Young", "Angel Eyes", "Put Your Dreams Away" - uncredited


The Leslie Uggams Show1969TV SeriesBand leader
The Nat King Cole Show1956-1957TV SeriesOrchestra Leader / Orchestra
Riddles in Rhythm1956ShortNelson Riddle - Orchestra Leader


Newhart1985TV Series in memory of - 1 episode


American Masters2004TV Series documentaryHimself - Orchestrator / Conductor
Great Performances1985TV SeriesHimself
Linda Ronstadt in Concert: What's New1984VideoHimself / Conductor
All-Star Party for Lucille Ball1984TV SpecialHimself
Linda Ronstadt in Concert with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra1984TV MovieHimself
Live... And in Person1983TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night at the Mill1981TV SeriesHimself
The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music1980TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
General Electric's All-Star Anniversary1978TV Movie documentaryHimself
John Denver and Friend1976TV SpecialHimself
The 47th Annual Academy Awards1975TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Scoring Original Song Score and / or Adaptation
Romeo und Julia 701969TV Mini-SeriesHimself (1969)
The Summer Brothers Smothers Show1968TV SeriesHimself
...And Debbie Makes Six1968TV SpecialHimself
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music1965TV SpecialHimself
On Parade1964TV SeriesHimself
Juke Box Jury1961-1962TV SeriesHimself - Panellist
A Date with Debbie1960TV MovieHimself
The Bing Crosby Show1960TV SeriesThemselves
The Frank Sinatra Timex Show: An Afternoon with Frank Sinatra1959TV SpecialHimself - Orchestra Leader
Sunday Showcase1959TV SeriesHimself - Recipient
Parade1959TV SeriesHimself - Performer / Band Leader
The Frank Sinatra Show1957-1958TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Orchestra Leader
Club Oasis1958TV SeriesHimself - Orchestra Leader
The Nat King Cole Show1957TV SeriesHimself
The Rosemary Clooney Show1956-1957TV SeriesHimself
Shower of Stars1956TV SeriesHimself
This Is Your Music1955TV SeriesHimself - Orchestra Conductor

Archive Footage

Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark2014DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

1975OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or AdaptationThe Great Gatsby (1974)
1959GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Instrumental CompositionFor the composition "Cross Country Suite."

Nominated Awards

1970OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation)Paint Your Wagon (1969)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsIndividual Achievements in Music - ConductorsFrank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II (1966)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsIndividual Achievements in Music - ArrangersFrank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II (1966)
1967Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsIndividual Achievements in Music - ArrangersFrank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II (1966)
1966Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsIndividual Achievements in Music - ConductingFrank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (1965)
1965OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of Music, Adaptation or TreatmentRobin and the 7 Hoods (1964)
1961OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of a Musical PictureCan-Can (1960)
1961GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from a Motion Picture or TVLi'l Abner (1959)
1961GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Soundtrack Album or Recording of Music Score from Motion Picture or TelevisionThe Untouchables (1959)
1960OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Scoring of a Musical PictureLi'l Abner (1959)
1958Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Musical Contribution for TelevisionThe Frank Sinatra Show (1957)
1958Golden LaurelLaurel AwardsTop Music DirectorMerry Andrew (1958)
1957Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Musical Contribution for TelevisionThe Rosemary Clooney Show (1956)
1956Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Musical ContributionProducers' Showcase (1954)
1955Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsBest Scoring of a Dramatic or Variety ProgramSatins and Spurs (1954)

Known for movies

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