Henry (Hank) Sylvern

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Henry Sylvern in 1956

Henry "Hank" Sylvern (26 March 1908 – 4 July 1964) was born in Brooklyn, NY. Hank was a U.S. organist and composer, who worked on radio and TV shows some of which are listed below:

"Suspense", 1949, TV Series, Organ Player
"Tom Corbett, Space Cadet", 1950, TV Series, Wrote Theme Song
"USA Canteen" (aka "The Jane Froman Show"), 1952, TV Series, Was Orchestra Leader and Musical Director
"The Phil Silvers Show" (aka "Sergeant Bilko", "You'll Never Get Rich"), 1955, TV Series, Involvement Unknown
"Dotto", 1958, TV Series, Involvement Unknown

He was also an organist who played music for innumerable radio shows and also wrote the following radio show theme songs:

Mark Trail Theme, The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin, Space Academy March, Strike It Rich Theme

Hank Sylvern recorded a Christmas album named "Christmas in Hi-Fi (Organ and Chimes)". He also wrote the music for an MGM children's story-telling LP record (CH-103) named "The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales". Hank expressively played the organ while Robert Q. Lewis told The Ugly Duckling, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, The Sleeping Beauty, The Steadfast Tin Soldier, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, Beauty and the Beast, Rumpelstiltskin, Pinocchio, Thumbelina, The Little Mermaid, and The Wizard of Oz.


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