Ken Darby was a distinguished American composer noted for his excellent film adaptations of Broadway musicals. He shared Oscars with Alfred Newman for his work with The King and I (1956), Camelot (1967), and with Andre Previn for Porgy and Bess (1959). Darby has also written original songs for films during the mid 1950s. He started working with films in the 1940s. Other films he has worked with include South Pacific (1958) and How the West Was Won (1963).