Trivia (4)

Father of Ferde Grofé Jr.

Pictured on one of a set of eight 32¢ US commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, issued 12 September 1997, celebrating "Classical Composers & Conductors". Others honored in this issue are Leopold Stokowski, Arthur Fiedler, George Szell, Eugene Ormandy, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, and Louis Moreau Gottschalk.

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

His song "Grand Canyon Suite" is played on the Disneyland Railroad while going through the Grand Canyon, which is also the only place in the park where the animals are not animatronic.