Harline, Leigh

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Harline, Leigh Gender: M
Leigh Adrian Harline
born on 26 March 1907 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Salt Lake City, Utah, 40n46, 111w53
Timezone MST h7w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 05°13' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 00°58 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°10'


American film composer and songwriter, who scored Pinocchio for Disney in 1940, winning the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score. His song "When You Wish Upon a Star" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

In 1928, he moved to California working at radio stations in San Francisco and Los Angeles as a composer, conductor, arranger, instrumentalist, singer and announcer. In 1931, he provided music for the first transcontinental radio broadcast to originate from the West Coast. He was then hired by Walt Disney where he scored more than 50 tunes, including for the Silly Symphonies cartoon series in the 1930s.

Harline, Frank Churchill, Paul Smith and Larry Morey then scored Disney's first animated feature-length cartoon Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937. Snow White contained several classic songs, including "I'm Wishing", "Whistle While You Work", "Heigh-Ho" and "Some Day My Prince Will Come."

Harline left Disney in 1941 to compose for other studios. He died from complications of throat cancer on 10 December 1969, in Long Beach, California.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1940 (Academy Award for Best Original Music Score)
  • Work : Prize 1940 (Academy Award for Best Original Song)
  • Death by Disease 10 December 1969 (Throat cancer, aged 62)
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Source Notes

Birth certificate submitted by Sy Scholfield.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Throat)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Throat (Cancer)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger (Film)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Original Music Score)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Best Original Song)