Charles Randolph Grean

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Charles Randolph Grean

American producer and composer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1913.

Countries: United States (67%), India (33%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Phil Harris, Joan Weber, Eddy Arnold




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Charles Randolph Grean was born in 1913 add something


In 1950, he wrote "The Thing," a popular song which reached number one on the charts in a version sung by Phil Harris add something


In the early 1950s he formed a production company with Joseph Csida called Csida-Grean, a management company which had handled Arnold's career and produced his syndicated television show, " Eddy Arnold Time" add something


Fred Spielman, who had composed the song "Rendezvous" in 1953, charged that Grean had plagiarized from his song in writing "I Dreamed," using the access he had as A&R director to the original manuscripts when "Rendezvous" was submitted to RCA for recording add something


Joan Weber - She was pregnant in 1954 when she was introduced to Eddie Joy, a manager, who in turn introduced her to Charles Randolph Grean, an A&R worker for RCA and Dot Records in New York


One of Grean's compositions became a focus of litigation in 1958 in the case "Dorchester Music v add something


In 1969 he reached the charts as a performer, with his group, the Charles Randolph Grean Sounde, doing a version of Robert Cobert's "Quentin's Theme" from "Dark Shadows" add something

Charles Randolph Grean died in 2003 add something


On December 20, 2003, he died from natural causes at age 90 add something