Grammy and Emmy-Winning Composer Pete Rugolo Dies at 95
The jazz musician wrote the score for the TV shows "Leave It to Beaver," "Run for Your Life" and "The Fugitive."
Emmy and Grammy award-winning composer and arranger Pete Rugolo died Oct. 16 in Los Angeles at the age of 95, the Associated Press reports.
The musician, who worked with the likes of Miles Davis, Peggy Lee and Benny Goodman was the chief arranger for Stan Kenton's orchestra after World War II before becoming the musical director for Capitol Records, where he produced Davis' "Birth of the Cool" and Harry Belafonte's first singles.
He later got into the TV business, co-writing the theme song for The Fugitive, Run for Your Life as well as Leave It to Beaver and The Untouchables.