Ted Grouya

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Ted Grouya (31 July 1910 – 14 April 2000) born Theodor Grouya in Bucharest, Romania, was a composer who studied composition with Nadia Boulanger. He wrote the jazz standard "Flamingo" (1940), first recorded by Herb Jeffries and Duke Ellington, and later recorded by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass for their album S.R.O. (1966).

Grouya also wrote the music for the film version of Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) and other films. In 1949 he married American actress Mary Meade.[1]

A one time resident of Palm Springs, California,[2] Grouya had a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars dedicated to him in 1995.[3]


  1. ^ "Mary Meade". Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  2. ^ Johns, Howard (2004). Palm Springs Confidential: Playground of the Stars!. Fort Lee, NJ: Barricade Books. p. 190. ISBN 9781569802694. LCCN 2004041116. OCLC 54392060.LCC PN2285 .J56 2004
  3. ^ Palm Springs Walk of Stars: By Date Dedicated Archived 2012-12-08 at the Wayback Machine.

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