- James Deaville
(b New York, NY, Oct 8, 1913; d Minneapolis, MN, Aug 21, 1958). American Composer for film and television, arranger, and conductor. His only early musical training was a three-year period of piano lessons. He initially pursued law at USC, but left to perform full-time in a dance band he created. After studying arranging and conducting, he worked for Eddie Cantor on radio in the late 1930s. During the war years, Schumann served as musical director of the Armed Forces Radio Service and conducted the orchestra for the touring production of Irving Berlin’s ...