Lou Fleischer

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Lou Fleischer
Born (1889-05-18)May 18, 1889
New York City
Died October 16, 1982(1982-10-16) (aged 93)
Los Angeles
Occupation Animator, composer
Years active 1930 - 1942
Religion Judaism

Lou Fleischer (May 18, 1889 - October 16, 1982) was an American arranger, composer, and brother of Max and Dave Fleischer. He was the head of the Fleischer Studios Music Department[1] until the company was reorganized as Famous Studios Paramount Pictures in 1942. He is thought to have been the voice J. Wellington Wimpy in "I WANNA BE A LIFE GUARD Popeye in 1936.

Following his dismissal at the changeover to Famous Studios, he worked as a Lens Grinder for the World War II effort, and later worked for the Army Signal Corps Film Unit in New York. For a short period in the 1940s he did scoring for George Pal and taught piano while residing in Redondo Beach, California until his retirement in the late 1960s.


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  1. ^ Dial, Donna (2000) Cartoons in Paradise: How the Fleischer Brothers Moved to Miami and Lost Their Studio. Florida: Florida Historical Society pp. 309-30

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