Leroy Anderson (June 29, 1908 - May 18, 1975) was a highly acclaimed and popular composer, conductor, organist, and pianist who became famous beginning in the mid 1930s. His many hits include "The Syncopated Clock" (1951), which was used as the theme to "The Late Show," and the chart-topping "Blue Tango" (1951). Other songs for which he is well known include the perennial Christmas standard, "Sleigh Ride" (1948).
Best known songs (with years) include:
Pop charts debut year: 1951
Years active: ca. mid 1930s - early 1970s
Genres: Traditional pop, light orchestral music
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