Sam Perry (Samuel Abraham Perlstein)
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BiographyOdessa, Kherson Governorate, Russian Empire [now Ukraine]
Sam A. Perry, born Samuel A. Perlstein in Odessa, Russia in 1884. His education included: University of Odessa,and Royal Academy of Musical and Theatrical Arts, Vienna. He was a concert pianist who toured throughout Europe. Sam spent 12 years as general musical director and recording manager for Conorized Music Co. of New York. He authored over 500 diversified compositions - symphonic poems, classic and popular songs. He created several instructional manuals for harmonica which where used in schools throughout the United States. Sam entered the motion picture industry through David H. Broekman of Universal Pictures in1929. Read more... and a staff composer at Universal in 1930-31. He composed complete scores for "The Jade Box" (1930), "Tarzan the Tiger" (1929), and "Lightning Express" (1930). Sam composed incidental music for the 1929 part-talkie reissue of: "The Phantom of the Opera" , "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930) foreign version, and "Hell's Heroes" (1930) among others. He was married to Louise Perry and they had one child, Robert born 1921, died 1991. Sam died in Hollywood, California on November 1, 1936. He is survived by three granddaughters and six great-grandchildren.