Sonny Burke Net Worth

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Sonny Burke (born Joseph Francis Burke; March 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania – May 31, 1980) was an accomplished musical arranger, composer, big band leader and producer. In 1937, he graduated from Duke University, where he had formed and led the jazz big band known as the Duke Ambassadors.During the 1930s and 1940s he was a big band arranger in New York, worked with Sam Donahue's band, and during the 1940s and 1950s worked as an arranger for the Charlie Spivak and Jimmy Dorsey bands, among others. In 1955 he wrote, along with Peggy Lee, the songs to Disney's Lady and the Tramp. He also wrote songs with John Elliot for Disney's Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom, which won the 1953 Oscar for Best Short Animated Feature.He wrote the music for number of popular songs that continue to be regarded as standards. These include, "Black Coffee", with lyric by Paul Francis Webster, and "Midnight Sun", co-written with jazz vibraphonist Lionel Hampton. The song's famous lyrics were added later by Johnny Mercer. Burke was an active arranger, conductor and A&R man at major Hollywood recording studios, especially Decca Records where he worked with Charles "Bud" Dant. He also wrote and arranged the theme for the early 1960s television show Hennesey, a jazzy update of the Sailor's Hornpipe.Later Burke became musical director of Reprise Records and was responsible for many of Frank Sinatra's albums. He was also bandleader for recordings of leading singers such as Diana Shore, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, the Mills Brothers, Ella Fitzgerald and Mel Tormé.He was one of the original founders of NARAS, is credited with the formation of the Grammy Awards, and served on the original selection committee.He died of cancer on May 31, 1980, aged 66, in Santa Monica, California. He was survived by his wife Dorothy Gillis Burke and four children, Gaylord, Peter and twins Jerry and Tom Burke. His interment was at Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City.
IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of BirthMarch 22, 1914, Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedMay 31, 1980, Santa Monica, California, United States
Place Of BirthScranton, Pennsylvania, USA
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack, Composer
EducationDuke University
AwardsGrammy Award for Album of the Year
AlbumsLady and the Tramp, Stompin' at the Savoy
Star SignAries
1He was awarded the Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6920 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Music Department

Rabbit, Run1970music supervisor
There Was a Crooked Man...1970music supervisor
Which Way to the Front?1970music supervisor
Chisum1970music supervisor
The Phynx1970music supervisor
The Ballad of Cable Hogue1970music supervisor
Once You Kiss a Stranger...1969music supervisor
Sinatra1969TV Special music supervisor
The Good Guys and the Bad Guys1969music supervisor
The Learning Tree1969music supervisor
The Wild Bunch1969music supervisor
Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing1968TV Movie music supervisor
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music + Ella + Jobim1967TV Special music supervisor
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music Part II1966TV Special music coordinator
Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music1965TV Special music coordinator
The Patty Duke Show1963TV Series conductor - 1 episode
HenneseyTV Series conductor - 1 episode, 1962 music arranger - 1 episode, 1962
Follow the Sun1961-1962TV Series composer - 30 episodes
Hand of Death1962conductor
National Velvet1961-1962TV Series orchestrator - 26 episodes
Lady and the Tramp1955songs by
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1955TV Series songs - 1 episode
A Song Is Born1948orchestrator - uncredited
Wake Up and Dream1946orchestrator - uncredited
Somewhere in the Night1946orchestral arranger - uncredited
Do You Love Me1946orchestrator - uncredited
Lost in a Harem1944orchestrator
Who Done It?1942composer: stock music - uncredited


Tu cara me suena - Argentina2014-2015TV Series producer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2011-2013TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
BBC Swingin' Christmas2010TV Movie writer: "Midnight Sun"
Disney Sing It: Family Hits2010Video Game writer: "He's A Tramp"
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary music: "Midnight Sun"
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure2001Video writer: "Bella Notte This Is the Night"
Live by Request: K.D. Lang2000TV Movie writer: "Black Coffee"
102 Dalmatians2000writer: "Bella Notte This Is The Night" - as Francis Burke
The Preacher's Wife1996writer: "Somebody Bigger Than Tou And Me"
Frank and Ollie1995Documentary writer: "Bella Note" - uncredited
The Music of Disney: A Legacy in Song1992Video documentary music: "Bella Notte"
The Sheltering Sky1990writer: "Midnight Sun"
Miller's Crossing1990"King Porter Stomp"
Men Don't Leave1990writer: "BELLA NOTTE"
Limit Up1989writer: "Black Coffee"
Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1989TV Series writer - 1 episode
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: You Can Fly1988Video short lyrics: "He's a Tramp" / music: "He's a Tramp"
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Heigh-Ho1987Video short lyrics: "The Siamese Cat Song" / music: "The Siamese Cat Song"
DTV 'Doggone' Valentine1987TV Movie writer: "We Are Siamese" aka "The Siamese Cat Song"
DTV Valentine1986TV Movie writer: "Bella Notte"
The Magic of David Copperfield IV: The Vanishing Airplane1981TV Special producer: "Love Isn't Just For the Young"
Big Time1977arranger: "Big Time", "Hip Trip", "If We're Gonna Act Like Lovers", "So Nice", "He Is the Light of the World", "Agony & Ecstasy", "Shana's Theme"
The Sea Gull1968arranger: "Sonata No.25 in G, Op.79" - uncredited
Bullitt1968writer: "The First Snowfall" - uncredited
I Spy1965TV Series music - 1 episode
Hennesey1959TV Series "Hennesey"
Rock, Pretty Baby1956lyrics: "Rock Pretty Baby" / music: "Rock Pretty Baby"
Flame of the Islands1956writer: "Take It or Leave It", "Bahama Mama"
The Square Jungle1955music: "I Guess I'll Dress Up For the Blues"
Ain't Misbehavin'1955music: "THE DIXIE MAMBO"
Lady and the Tramp1955writer: "He's a Tramp", "La La Lu", "The Siamese Cat Song", "Bella Notte This Is the Night", "Peace on Earth", "What Is a Baby?" - uncredited
Show Time at the Apollo1955TV Series music - 1 episode
Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom1953Short writer: "A Toot And A Whistle And A Plunk And A Boom"
Melody1953Short lyrics: "The Bird and the Cricket and the Willow Tree"
Oklahoma Annie1952writer: "Never Never Never"
The Old West1952writer: "Somebody Bigger Than You and I" - as Joseph F. Burke
Painting the Clouds with Sunshine1951music: "A Man Is a Necessary Evil", "The Mambo Man" - uncredited
The Horn Blows at Midnight1945music: "Cafe Foxtrot" - uncredited
Lost in a Harem1944arranger: "John Silver" 1944 - uncredited
Four Jills in a Jeep1944writer: "The Champ" - uncredited
You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith1943music: "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith"
Follies Girl1943music: "Shall We Gather at the Rhythm", "No Man in the House"
Swing Shift Swing1942Short writer: "Swing Shift Swing"
In the Navy1941writer: "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith" 1941 - uncredited
Buck Privates1941music: "You're a Lucky Fellow, Mr. Smith"


The Redd Foxx Show1986TV Series 2 episodes
I Dream of Jeannie1968-1969TV Series 3 episodes
The Patty Duke Show1964TV Series 2 episodes
Charley Angelo1962TV Movie
Hennesey1959-1962TV Series 7 episodes
Hand of Death1962
Follow the Sun1961TV Series 2 episodes
M Squad1959TV Series 1 episode


Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color1955TV SeriesHimself
Eddie Peabody and Sonny Burke's Orchestra1951ShortHimself - Orchestra Leader

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