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Composer, songwriter ("Satan Wears a Satin Gown"), conductor, cellist and teacher Fred Katz won scholarships and fellowships in cello and piano. He was the music director for the 7th Army Headquarters, and also for Lena Horne, Mindy Carson, Vic Damone, Ken Nordine and Frankie Laine, and was a cellist and composer for the The Chico Hamilton Quintet and artists-and-repertoire director for Decca Records. He also wrote the stage score for "First Born". Katz was a professor of ethnic music at the University of San Fernando, and joined ASCAP in 1955. Read more... and "The Moment of Truth".