Morris Stoloff, 1898-1980, began as a classical artist but in 1936 he was hired as the music director for Columbia Pictures. He held that position until 1962. As such, he was in charge of all music for films produced by Columbia. He was nominated for 17 Academy Awards and won three Oscars during the course of his career.
As the director he had his pick of the material and released a number of albums of soundtrack music. He only had one chart single during the rock and roll era but it was a big one. While it stalled at number two on the BILLBOARD Top 100 and Best Sellers In Stores Chart and number four on the Most Played In Jukeboxes Chart; on June 2, 1956 it reached number one on the Most Played By Disc Jockeys Chart where it remained for three weeks.
Frank Sinatra would hire Stoloff to be the music director for his newly created Reprise label during the early 1960s.