Arthur Johnston


Arthur Johnston was born in New York City, New York, United States on January 10th, 1898 and is the Composer. At the age of 56, Arthur Johnston biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 10, 1898
United States
Place of Birth
New York City, New York, United States
Death Date
May 1, 1954 (age 56)
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Composer, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Songwriter
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Arthur Johnston Life

Arthur Johnston (January 10, 1898 – May 1, 1954) was a composer known for such works as “Mandy, Make Up Your Mind,” "Pennies From Heaven," and many others.

He worked for a time with Irving Berlin, Johnny Burke, Sam Coslow, and Bing Crosby. Johnston and Burke were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1936 for "Pennies From Heaven".


Arthur Johnston Career

Life and career

He began playing piano in theater houses and then went on to work for Fred Fisher's music publishing company at the age of 16. He met and was hired by Irving Berlin, Berlin's personal arranger and director of early Music Box Revues. "Mandy Make Up Your Mind," co-written with George W. Meyer, Roy Turk, and Grant Clarke for Florence Mills' debut in the show Dixie to Broadway, was his first hit song.

He moved to Hollywood in 1929, where he orchestrated and arranged the soundtrack for films including Puttin' On the Ritz and Charlie Chaplin's City Lights. He performed with Sam Coslow on "Just One More Chance" (1932) and "Cocktails for Two" (1934). He became closely affiliated with Bing Crosby, writing songs for the films College Humor (1933), Too Much Harmony (1933), and Pennies From Heaven (1936), the first film on which he worked with lyricist Johnny Burke. In 1936, Johnston and Burke were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song "Pennies From Heaven."

He visited Britain in 1938, composing the songs for Jessie Matthews' film Sailing Along, and served in the US Army in World War II. He wrote for films, including Song of the South (1947), after returning to Hollywood. He was a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In 1954, Salvador del Mar, California, at the age of 56, he died.