Artist profiles: Herbert Winfield Spencer
AboutHerbert Winfield Spencer
b. 7th April 1905, Santiago, Chile
d. 18th September 1992, Culver City, California, USA
Film and television composer and orchestrator. Spencer gained industry fame when he teamed up with fellow 20th Century Fox orchestrator Earle Hagen in 1953 to create the Spencer-Hagen Orchestra. Spencer and Earle scored many early sitcoms and other television shows. Spencer also helped orchestrate film musicals. Later on in life, Spencer was known mostly for his collaborations with composer John Williams as orchestrator and arranger (from 1967 until his death) for many of his film scores.