Nelson Riddle

Nelson Riddle
1921 - 1985

Nelson Riddle  American Composer

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Nelson Riddle was previously married to Naomi Tenenholtz (1970) and Doreen Moran (1945 - 1970).

Nelson Riddle was in relationships with Ella Fitzgerald and Les Baxter.

Nelson Riddle had encounters with Helen Reddy (1983), Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Jimmy Wakely, Shirley Bassey, Keely Smith, Billy Eckstine, Ella Mae Morse and Betty Hutton.

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American Composer Nelson Riddle was born Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. on 1st June, 1921 in Oradell, NJ, USA and passed away on 6th Oct 1985 Los Angeles, CA, USA aged 64. He is most remembered for 1950s work for Capitol Records, providing arrangements and musical direction to such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and Keely Smith. His zodiac sign is Gemini.

Nelson Riddle is a member of the following lists: Best Original Music Score Academy Award winners, Grammy Award winners and People from Bergen County, New Jersey.

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Relationship Statistics

TypeTotalLongestAverageShortest
Dating2 - - -
Married2 51 years, 7 months 37 years, 11 months 24 years, 3 months
Encounter9 - - -
Total13 51 years, 7 months 5 years, 10 months 24 years, 3 months

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First Name Nelson
Last Name Riddle
Full Name at Birth Nelson Smock Riddle Jr.
Alternative Name Nels
Age 64 (age at death) years
Birthday 1st June, 1921
Birthplace Oradell, NJ, USA
Died 6th October, 1985
Place of Death Los Angeles, CA, USA
Cause of Death Liver ailments
Height 6' 2" (188 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Rumson High School
Occupation Text Arranger, Composer, Bandleader, Orchestrator
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame 1950s work for Capitol Records, providing arrangements and musical direction to such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee and Keely Smith
Music Genre (Text) Traditional Pop, Jazz, Big Band, Traditional pop music
Music Genre Easy Listening
Year(s) Active 1940s-1980s, 1940s–1980s
Music Style Vocal, Orchestral Pop, Stage & Screen, TV Soundtracks, Soundtracks, Traditional Pop, Film Music, TV Music
Music Mood Sophisticated, Stylish, Springlike, Refined/Mannered, Cheerful, Poignant, Romantic, Elegant, Bittersweet, Relaxed, Innocent, Sentimental
Instrument Trombone, Conductor, Arranger
Record Label Capitol, Liberty, Solid State, United Artists, Alshire, MPS, Capilano, Daybreak
Associated Acts Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Matt Monro, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, Keely Smith, Linda Ronstadt
Official Websites www.nelsonriddlemusic.com/, nelsonriddle.org/, nelsonriddle.org/nelsonriddleorchestra/, www.findagrave.com/memorial/5471/nelson-riddle

Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. He worked with many world-famous vocalists at Capitol Records, including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith. He found commercial and critical success with a new generation in the 1980s, in a trio of Platinum albums with Linda Ronstadt. His orchestrations earned an Academy Award and three Grammy Awards.

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Partner Comparison

NameAgeZodiacOccupationNationality
Nelson Riddle64 GeminiComposer
American
Helen Reddy78 ScorpioSinger
Australian
Naomi Tenenholtz-
Doreen Moran-
Shirley Bassey84 CapricornSinger
British
Keely Smith85 PiscesSinger
American
Billy Eckstine78 CancerVocalist
American
Ella Mae Morse75 VirgoSinger
American
Les Baxter73 Pisces
Betty Hutton86 PiscesActress
American
Peggy Lee81 GeminiSinger
American
Rosemary Clooney74 GeminiActress
American
Ella Fitzgerald79 TaurusSinger
American
Jimmy Wakely68 AquariusCountry Musician
American
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Filmography

FilmYearCharacterType
The Leslie Uggams Show1969Band leaderTV Show
Riddles in Rhythm1956Nelson Riddle - Orchestra LeaderShort Film
The Nat King Cole Show1954Orchestra, Orchestra LeaderTV Show

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Emily58Aug 11, 2008

Why is Riddle`s only romantic partner on this page - Rosemary Clooney - listed as S?


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