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Leo F. Forbstein

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Biography

St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Leo Forbstein began as a violin player at the age of 4. While conducting at the Royal Theater in St. Joseph, Mo., he pioneered and introduced the synchronization of the orchestra with the silent action on the movie screen.

He moved to Hollywood in the mid 1920s where he directed a symphony orchestra at Grauman's Egyptian Theater. He signed as head of the Warner Brothers music department and director of the Vitaphone Orchestra in 1926. Read more...

Actor

Character: Conductor Brusiloff

Twenty Million Sweethearts 1934

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