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 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 9:10 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

When Victor Young died in 1956, was it from a cerebral hemmorage, a stroke or a heart attack?This was shortly before he was nominated (and would win posthumously) the Oscar for "Around The World In 80 Days". This thread might sound macabre, but I keep reading different
accounts about how he died (though no doubt from the heavy smoking and drinking).


My uncle, Victor Young, died of a cerebral hemorrhage which caused a major stroke. He was a very heavy smoker; mostly cigars and also enjoyed his alcohol, but not in excess. What probably harmed him the most was that he lost a lot of weight quickly and was working on 4 scores at the same time. He always worked way too hard. Also, they had just bought a vacation home in Desert Hot Springs, CA and my aunt had him up on a ladder, hanging drapes. Their house guests for the weekend were a doctor and his wife. The doctor tried to save him, but he died quickly.

To answer other threads, he did not have cancer and there was a huge outpouring of people at his funeral, but no people on the streets. Three eulogies were given. The first was by Frank Sinatra, the second by Peggy Lee and the final one by Mike Todd. There were a lot of celebrities in attendance but people were not so nosy in 1956 like they are now. Also there was no paparazzi then.


Thank you for the real story. Whatever THE CONQUERER tale is I didn't think he would have any reason to be on the set for any extended length of time like those others. I also like the fact labels like Kritzerland, LaLaLand and even the straight reissues from Canada's Disques CinéMusique have shown a reinterest in his scores. I always wanted to hear more of the scores he wrote with his frequent collaborator Cecil B. DeMille, besides SAMSON AND DELILAH. Now that Paramount has opened their doors those scores should receive top priority.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Rozsaphile   (Member)

THE UNINVITED, the classic ghost story with the famous melody for "Stella by Starlight," has just been issued by Criterion in a newly restored print.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

According to Wikipedia:

"Young died in Palm Springs, California after a cerebral hemorrhage at age 56. He is interred in the Beth Olam Mausoleum in Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA. Dr. Max Nussbaum, rabbi of Temple Israel, Hollywood, officiated. His family donated his artefacts and memorabilia (including his Oscar) to Brandeis University, where they are housed today."


Rabbi Max Nussbaum - "Rabbi To the Stars" who was known for his explosive temper regarding anti Semitism (and suffered three heart attacks because of it).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   PFK   (Member)

When Victor Young died in 1956, was it from a cerebral hemmorage, a stroke or a heart attack?This was shortly before he was nominated (and would win posthumously) the Oscar for "Around The World In 80 Days". This thread might sound macabre, but I keep reading different
accounts about how he died (though no doubt from the heavy smoking and drinking).


My uncle, Victor Young, died of a cerebral hemorrhage which caused a major stroke. He was a very heavy smoker; mostly cigars and also enjoyed his alcohol, but not in excess. What probably harmed him the most was that he lost a lot of weight quickly and was working on 4 scores at the same time. He always worked way too hard. Also, they had just bought a vacation home in Desert Hot Springs, CA and my aunt had him up on a ladder, hanging drapes. Their house guests for the weekend were a doctor and his wife. The doctor tried to save him, but he died quickly.

To answer other threads, he did not have cancer and there was a huge outpouring of people at his funeral, but no people on the streets. Three eulogies were given. The first was by Frank Sinatra, the second by Peggy Lee and the final one by Mike Todd. There were a lot of celebrities in attendance but people were not so nosy in 1956 like they are now. Also there was no paparazzi then.




Hi Bobbie, Nice to see you on the FSM board again. I enjoyed your comments on the Strategic Air Command topic a while back. Thanks for the additional info about your late uncle.

I always found it so sad that your uncle died in 1956 at age 57 (?). In the 50s he was right on top of his game, still full of beautiful melodies. I think he could have scored films for 10 more years and as Hollywood changed in the late 60s he could have gone to TV scoring. How much we have missed.
He was such a GREAT composer!

I gave the SHANE CD a small review on Amazon.com and of course rated it 5 stars!

Bruce/Kritzerland said rather recently that has planned more Victor Young CDs soon! smile

Keep promoting your great Uncle Vic! ........... Peter smile

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 1:58 PM   
 By:   Alex Klein   (Member)

Why are some people offended by the original poster's harmless question? I cannot find anything wrong about clarifying the causes surrounding a person's death, especially if the circumstances can shed light on terrible illnesses we should all try our best to avoid.

Alex

 
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