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Sidney Norton Ramin (born January 22, 1919) is an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer.

Sid Ramin
Birth nameSidney Norton Ramin
Born (1919-01-22) January 22, 1919 (age 100)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation(s)Orchestrator, arranger, composer
Years active1950–present

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BiographyEdit

Born in 1919, Ramin is the son of Ezra Ramin, a window trimmer, and Beatrice D. (Salamoff) Ramin. He has orchestrated many television, film, and theatrical productions. He also composed the theme and lyrics for "Smile, You're on Candid Camera" of the hidden camera television program Candid Camera in the 1960s. In his early years, Ramin frequently collaborated with arranger Robert Ginzler, most notably on Gypsy.[1] With Leonard Bernstein and Irwin Kostal, he co-orchestrated the music for West Side Story. He is the composer of the famous hit "Music to Watch Girls By" first released as an instrumental single in 1967 by The Bob Crewe Generation.

Ramin married Gloria Breit, a singer and model, on January 9, 1949. They have one child, son Ronald "Ron" Ramin, who also works as a composer.[2][3]

AwardsEdit

Ramin has won several professional awards throughout his career.

Professional worksEdit

TelevisionEdit

FilmEdit

TheatreEdit

  • The Red Shoes, Broadway, 1993
  • Crazy for You, Broadway, 1992
  • Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Broadway, 1989
  • Smile, Broadway, 1986
  • 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Broadway, 1976
  • Look Where I'm At!, Off-Broadway, 1971
  • Sophie, Broadway, 1963
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Broadway, 1962
  • I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Broadway, 1962
  • Kwamina, Broadway, 1961
  • The Conquering Hero, Broadway, 1961
  • Wildcat, Broadway, 1960
  • Vintage '60, Broadway, 1960
  • The Girls Against the Boys, Broadway, 1959
  • Gypsy, Broadway, 1959
  • Say, Darling, Broadway, 1958
  • West Side Story, Broadway, 1957
  • Wonderful Town, Broadway, 1953

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Teachout, Terry (2 May 2009). "Heard, but Not Seen". The Wall Street Journal.
  2. ^ Finn, Robin (27 March 2003). "Public Lives; Back on Broadway and, at 84, Lusting for a Tony". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Michael H. Perlman: Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park. Arcadia Publishing, New York, 2015, page 77, ISBN 978-1-46710-188-2
  4. ^ https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000206/1982

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