Carl Brandt (composer)

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Carl Brandt
Birth name Carl Edwin Brandt
Born (1914-08-15)August 15, 1914
Sacramento, California
Origin Sacramento, California
Died April 25, 1991(1991-04-25) (aged 76)
Studio City, California
Occupation(s) composer, arranger, TV, film, recording artists
Instruments clarinet, saxophone, violin
Years active 1934–1991

Carl Edwin Brandt (15 August 1914 Sacramento, California – 25 April 1991 Studio City, California) was an American musician who was prolific as a composer and arranger for recording artists, television, and film. In television, Brandt scored music for I Spy, The Danny Thomas Show, The Mod Squad, and Eight is Enough.[1][2] Of his many positions in Los Angeles, Brandt was a staff composer/arranger for Warner Bros.

Early career[edit]

Born and raised in Sacramento, Brandt played clarinet, violin, and saxophone with The Dick Jurgens Orchestra before joining the U.S. Air Force during World War II. After the war, he moved to Los Angeles and began composing and arranging music for television, film, and recording artists.[1]


  1. ^ a b TV Music Composer Dies at age 76, Mobile Register, April 29, 1991, pg. 4
  2. ^ Carl Brandt, IMDb