Louis "Lou" Silvers (September 6, 1889 – March 26, 1954) was an American film score composer whose work has been used in more than 250 movies. In 1935, he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for One Night of Love.
Early life and career
Born in New York City, Silvers scored a D. W. Griffith film with sound sequences Dream Street (1921) and the part-talking feature film The Jazz Singer (1927). He was also music director for Lux Radio Theater for most of its long run (1934–1955). He is also the composer of "April Showers" (1921).
Personal life and death
Silvers was married to Janet Adair. On March 26, 1954, Silvers died of a heart ailment in Hollywood, California.
Awards and nominations
- Wright, H. Stephen; Limbacher, James L., Keeping Score. Film and Television Music, 1980–1988. With Additional Coverage of 1921–1979, Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1991.