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Manny Baer (Emanuel Baer)

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Biography

Born in 1886, the only child of George Baer (1828-1892) and Emma Reinacht Baer (1857-1921) he studied piano with Rafael Joseffy and Paolo Gallico. His mother had remarried Alexander Hartman when he was in middle school years. He married Henrietta Knopp in 1909 and began to work for Hugo Riesenfeld and Paramount Pictures in the late 'teens, becoming Riesenfeld's (who was music director at Paramount) assistant. He traveled with films and conducted the Paramount Orchestra for their premieres composing appropriate scores as background. Some of the Paramount films he worked with were The Covered Wagon and The Vanishing American. Read more...

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