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Joseph Gershenson

AKA Joseph E. Gershenson

Born: 12-Jan-1904
Birthplace: Kishinev, Russia
Died: 18-Jan-1988
Location of death: Woodland Hills, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Music Producer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Universal Pictures music director, 1949-69

Head of the musical department of Universal Pictures from 1940, and musical supervisor from 1949 until retirement in 1969. He was twice nominated for Oscars, for The Glenn Miller Story (1954) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). In credits he sometimes used the name "Joseph G. Sanford."

Father: Louis Gershenson
Mother: Ida
Wife: Helen E. Tucker (until his death, one daughter, one son, d. 26-Apr-1997)
Son: David Gershenson
Daughter: Lillian Gershenson Carson (psychotherapist, b. 22-Mar-1933)

    High School: Morris High School, Bronx, NY
    Conservatory: Pace Institute

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