Irving Actman

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BornJune 2, 1907
DiedSeptember 24, 1967
CitizenshipUnited States of America

Irving Actman (June 2, 1907 - September 24, 1967) was a musician in the United States. He was a conductor, musical director, and composer for various shows.[1] He also worked on films. Several of his songs were recorded.[2][3]

He performed with Frank Loesser at the Black Drop and they composed the 1936 Broadway musical The Illustrator’s Show. He composed music for the 1936 film Yellowstone (film) and the 1936 film Postal Inspector. He also worked on music for the film Mayerling (1957 film).

One account describes him as a heavy, good natured pianist.[4] He accompanied one of Maurice Chevalier's performances.

Actress Jane Actman was his daughter.[5]


  • Postal Inspector (1936), songs[6]
  • Flying Hostess (1936), composer, "Bang! The Bell Rang", 1909[7]


  1. "Irving Actman – Broadway Cast & Staff | IBDB".
  2. "Irving Actman". Discogs.
  3. "70966365".
  4. Loesser, Arthur (1950). "My Brother Frank". Notes. 7 (2): 217–239. doi:10.2307/891581. JSTOR 891581 – via JSTOR.
  5. "Clipped From The Sedalia Democrat". March 11, 1973. p. 29 – via
  6. "Irving Actman". BFI.
  7. "Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music || Collection".

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