Music Department | Composer | Soundtrack
Wrote the wonderfully, haunting melodic theme song for the 1944 movie "Laura". The inspiration for writing this piece of music was after his first wife separated from him.
When Alfred Hitchcock balked at the idea of having music in the film Lifeboat (1944), because he thought the audience wouldn't know where the music was coming from in the middle of the ocean, Raksin retorted "Ask Hitch where the cameras are coming ...
Grandfather of Film Music
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA
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