George Bruns

American composer (1914-1983)

George Edward Bruns (July 3, 1914 - May 23, 1983) was an American composer and conductor.

George Bruns
George Bruns in 1955
George Bruns in 1955
Background information
Birth nameGeorge Edward Bruns
Born(1914-07-03)July 3, 1914
Sandy, Oregon, United States
DiedMay 23, 1983(1983-05-23) (aged 68)
Portland, Oregon, United States
GenresMovie score, jazz
Years active1936-1983

Early lifeEdit

Bruns was born in Sandy, Oregon to Edward Bruns and Augusta Weyer. His father is German and his mother is Russian Jewish.


Bruns stated composers like Alfred Newman, Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill, Leigh Harline, Paul Smith, Carl W. Stalling, Franz Waxman, Miklós Róza, Raymond Scott, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, Dimitri Tiomkin and Henry Mancini as influences.