Edward H. Plumb

Edward Holcomb Plumb ( born June 6, 1907 in Streator, Illinois, † April 18, 1958 in Los Angeles, California ) was an American film composer and orchestrator, known primarily for his work for Walt Disney.

Life and work

Plumb was born in Streator in the U.S. state of Illinois. His first work was the music for Walt Disney's 1938 short film Mother Goose Goes Hollywood. In the following years he composed the music over and over again to trick- short films, including more for Walt Disney but also for the cartoon series Tom and Jerry ( The Missing Mouse, 1953). In addition to his work as a film composer Plumb was also working as an orchestrator (including the films Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, Dumbo and train the Fearless ). Plumb was married and had three daughters.

Filmography (selection)


Plumb has been nominated four times for an Oscar: Bambi (1943 ), Victory Through Air Power ( 1944), The Three Caballeros in Samba Fever ( 1944) and The Three Caballeros ( 1946).