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Leith Stevens

Highest Rated: 94% The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Lowest Rated: 14% A New Kind of Love (1963)

Birthday: Sep 13, 1909

Birthplace: Mount Moriah, Missouri, USA

Leith Stevens built up his entertainment career by putting his musical skills to use in the world of Hollywood. Stevens began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the musical "Night Song" (1947) with Dana Andrews, the dramatic adaptation "All My Sons" (1948) with Edward G Robinson and "Larceny" (1948). His music also appeared in "Not Wanted" (1949). He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Destination Moon" in 1950. . In the fifties, Stevens's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "The Treasure of Pancho Villa" (1955) with Rory Calhoun, the Milton Rice sci-fi picture "World Without End" (1955) and the Tom Tryon crime feature "The Scarlet Hour" (1956). Stevens was nominated for a Music (Song) Academy Award for "Julie" in 1956 as well as for a Music (Scoring of a Musical Picture) Academy Award for "The Five Pennies" in 1959. Stevens's music was also featured in "Man-Trap" (1961) with Jeffrey Hunter and "The Interns" (1962). Stevens was most recently credited in the adventure "Explorers" (1985) with Ethan Hawke. Stevens was nominated for an Academy Award for "A New Kind of Love" in 1963. Soon after receiving his award, he went on to write songs which would be featured in the adventurous drama "The Night of the Grizzly" (1966) with Clint Walker. Stevens passed away in July 1970 at the age of 61.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Assault on the Wayne Original Music - 1970
No Score Yet 20% Chuka Original Music - 1967
14% 51% A New Kind of Love Original Music - 1963
78% 71% The Wild One Original Music - 1954
94% 61% The Hitch-Hiker Original Music - 1953
89% 71% The War of the Worlds Original Music - 1953
71% 74% Scared Stiff Original Music - 1953
No Score Yet 38% Eight Iron Men Original Music - 1952
78% 63% When Worlds Collide Original Music - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sun Sets at Dawn Original Music - 1951
64% 47% Destination Moon Original Music - 1950
No Score Yet 82% All My Sons Original Music - 1948
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Air Unknown (Character) - 1939

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