Nelson Riddle bio

Birth Name: Nelson Smock Riddle

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: NJ

Date Of Birth: June 1, 1921

Date Of Death: October 6, 1985

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Nelson Riddle was born on the 1st of June, 1921. He was popular for being a Composer. Capital Records arranger who was one of the geniuses behind such singers as Frank Sinatra. He won his first Academy Award for his 1974 score for The Great Gatsby.

Nelson Riddle was born in NJ. He worked for the Charlie Spivak Orchestra while serving in the Merchant Marine at Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York, for two years. He composed the theme song for the classic TV series “Route 66,” and contributed to the music of the 1960s “Batman.” He also worked on “Robin and the 7 Hoods” and “Ocean’s 11,” both starring the Rat Pack.

Nelson Riddle was a Gemini and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Nelson Riddle was born in 1920s. The 1920s represented an era of change and growth. The decade was one of learning and exploration. The economic boom and the Jazz Age were over, and America began the period called the Great Depression. Discover what happened on this day.

Nelson Smock Riddle is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Nelson’s Nelson Smock Riddle attended Rumson High School.


Nelson Riddle’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Nelson Riddle’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Nelson Riddle kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Nelson Riddle was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Nelson Smock Riddle
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Nelson Riddle was a Gemini. People of this zodiac sign like music, books, magazines, chatting, short trips and dislike being alone, repetition and routine. The strengths of this sign are being gentle, affectionate, curious, adaptable, able to learn quickly, while weaknesses can be nervous, inconsistent and indecisive. The greatest overall compatibility with Gemini is Sagittarius and Aquarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Nelson Riddle was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Nelson Riddle had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Nelson Riddle’s birth sign is Gemini and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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