Loading...

Ken Darby (Kenneth Lorin Darby)

Photos with Ken Darby

Search on Amazon

Biography

Hebron, Nebraska, USA
Composer ("How the West Was Won"), songwriter ("Make Mine Music"), choral director, conductor, arranger, singer and author, educated at Christian College and a student of Tibor Serly, Ernst Toch, Herman Hand, and Victor Young.

He originated The King's Men male vocal quartet in 1929 and appeared on radio, films, concerts, television and recordings. Later he led and arranged music for Ken Darby. He was a writer and production supervisor for Walt Disney Studios, and associate producer of many record albums.

Joining ASCAP in 1946, his chief musical collaborator was Gordon Jenkins. Read more...

Actor

Character: Member - The King's Men

Going Hollywood 1933

13
Character: Munchkinland Mayor

The Wizard of Oz 1939

70
2
Character: Groucho 1

Honolulu 1939

10
Character: Outlaw - Member, The King's Men

Stagecoach War 1940

3
1
Character: Member - The King's Men

Two-Faced Woman 1941

1
Character: Member - The King's Men

For Me and My Gal 1942

40
Character: Member - The King's Men

The Kansan 1943

1
10
6
Character: Himself - Winner: Best Scoring of a Musical Picture

The 32nd Annual Academy Awards 1960

6

Composing