|Cyril J. Mockridge
August 6, 1896|
||January 18, 1979
||Film and television composer
Cyril J. Mockridge (August 6, 1896 - January 18, 1979) was an English film and television composer who composed the scores for such films as Cheaper by the Dozen, Grand Canary, Danger - Love at Work, In the Meantime, Darling, Wake Up and Dream, Nightmare Alley, and Road House. Mockridge was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1955 film Guys and Dolls and also composed the music for television's Lost in Space.
Mockridge, who for years was a staff composer for Twentieth Century-Fox, frequently working with Alfred Newman and Alfred's brother Lionel, is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.