Richard W. 'Dick' LaSalle was a film score composer, conductor, pianist and entertainer born in Louisville, Colorado. He was educated at the University of Colorado, wrote for radio in Denver, and performed in local hotels as a pianist and orchestra leader between 1940 and 1955. He joined the American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP) in 1958, which started his main career in film composing. His first work was done for a 1958 movie called Tank Battalion. Other film works include The Day Mars Invaded Earth, Diary of a Madman, Twice-Told Tales, A Yank in Viet-Nam, The Time Travelers, Convict Stage, Fort Courageous, Ambush Bay and many more. LaSalle also scored episodes of TV series F Troop, Land of the Giants, Room 222, Planet of the Apes (episodes "The Trap" and "The Deception"), Wonder Woman and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

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