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Bill Finegan (1917–2008)

Composer, arranger, conductor, and co-leader (with Eddie Sauter) of the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra, 1952-1957. He studied music at the Paris Conservatory, and privately with Rudolph Wintrop, Elizabeth Connolly, Stefan Wolpe, and Valerie Soudere. He arranged for the Glenn Miller Orchestra between 1938 and 1942, and for the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra from... See full bio »

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The Nutty Professor Soundtrack
Pearl Harbor Soundtrack
Wedding Crashers Soundtrack
Isle of Dogs Soundtrack


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 2018 Isle of Dogs (arranger: "Midnight Sleighride (from 'The Lieutenant Kije Suite')")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (arranger: "Little Brown Jug")
 2005 Wedding Crashers (arranger: "Little Brown Jug" - as Billy Finegan)
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (arranger: "Song of the Volga Boatmen" - as B. Finegan)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (arranger: "Little Brown Jug" - as Willian Finnegan, Jr.)
 1996 The Nutty Professor (arranger: "Little Brown Jug" - as William Finegan Jr.)
 1995 The Celluloid Closet (Documentary) (arranger: "Little Brown Jug")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- The National Pastime (1994) ... (arranger: "Little Brown Jug" - as B. Finnegan)
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (arranger: "Little Brown Jug")
 1985 Transylvania 6-5000 ("Pennsylvania 6-5000") / (arranger: "Pennsylvania 6-5000")
 1976 Next Stop, Greenwich Village (arranger: "Little Brown Jug")
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie) (arranger: "Li'L Brown Jug" - as Finegan)
 1961 Glenn Miller Time (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1961) ... (arranger: "Little Brown Jug")
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 1954 The Saturday Night Revue (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 July 1954 (1954) ... (musical director)
 1942 Orchestra Wives (arrangements - uncredited)
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade (arrangements - uncredited)
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 1953 The Saturday Night Revue (TV Series)
Sauter-Finegan Orchestra
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 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series)
Himself - Musician
- Episode #4.33 (1954) ... Himself - Musician

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From the time the late Eddie Sauter and I started this band [the Sauter-Finegan Orchestra], everything went wrong but the music.


Uncle of Richard Finegan.

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