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Name: Scott Bradley  
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Date of Birth: 26th November 1891
Place of Birth: Russellville, Arkansas, USA
Profession: Composer
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Scott Bradley (born November 26, 1891 in Russellville, Arkansas, USA; died April 27, 1977 in Chatsworth, California, USA) was an American composer, pianist and conductor. He is most famous for scoring the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (M-G-M) theatrical cartoons, including those starring Tom and Jerry, Droopy Dog, Barney Bear, and the many one-shot works of Tex Avery.

He started with Walt Disney in 1929 and moved to M-G-M in 1938 when they set up their own cartoon unit.

His early style was to incorporate popular and traditional melodies in the manner of a collage, as was common in early animation. However, a discussion with Fred Quimby encouraged him to develop his own style and by the late 1940s, Bradley had a complete set of musical metaphors for all emotions and actions.

Classic works include The Two Mouseketeers (1952) and The Cat Concerto (1946), the latter of which uses Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 as the basis for the animation and humour.

Bradley retired in 1957 when MGM closed its cartoon department.

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