Samuel Hoffman Net Worth

Samuel Hoffman Net Worth is
$9 Million

Samuel Hoffman Biography

Samuel J. Hoffman (born in New York City, July 23, 1903 – died in Los Angeles, December 6, 1967) was a notable thereminist.At age 14, began playing the violin professionally in New York City. Under the stage name Hal Hope, he led nightclub and society bands. By 1936, he had taken up the theremin and begun featuring it in publicity for his engagements.In 1941, Hoffman moved to Los Angeles, where he established a medical practice and had little time for musical activity. But as the only theremin player in Local 47 of the Musicians Union, he got the call in 1945 when composer Miklos Rosza decided he wanted to use a theremin in the score to Spellbound. Hoffman began performing under his real name; he was customarily referred to as "Doctor" because he was also a podiatrist. In the wake of the film's success, he was asked to play on many more soundtracks; for instance, The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951). He was in demand for horror movie and sci fi soundtracks through the end of the 1950s.In the late 1940s, he recorded three studio albums with bandleader Les Baxter. These were forerunners to exotica; they also influenced Sun Ra, who recorded a composition from Perfume Set to Music on his first LP, Jazz by Sun Ra. One of Hoffman's last recordings, made in 1967, was Safe as Milk by Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band, where he appeared on two tracks.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Date Of Birth1903-07-23
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, USA
Weightabout 155 pounds
ProfessionMusic Department, Soundtrack


Music Department

Billy the Kid Versus Dracula1966musician: theremin - uncredited
The Spider1958musician: theremin - uncredited
The Delicate Delinquent1957musician: theremin - uncredited
Voodoo Island1957musician: theremin - uncredited
Our Mr. Sun1956TV Movie musician: theremin - uncredited
The Ten Commandments1956musician: theremin - uncredited
Please Murder Me!1956musician: theremin - uncredited
Day the World Ended1955musician: theremin - uncredited
I Love Lucy1955TV Series musician - 1 episode
The Mad Magician1954musician: theremin - uncredited
Project Moon Base1953musician: theremin - uncredited
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.1953musician: theremin - uncredited
It Came from Outer Space1953musician: theremin - uncredited
Phantom from Space1953musician: theremin - uncredited
The Day the Earth Stood Still1951musician: theremin - uncredited
Oriental Evil1951musician: theremin - uncredited
The Thing from Another World1951musician: theremin - uncredited
Let's Dance1950musician: theremin - uncredited
Fancy Pants1950musician: theremin - uncredited
Rocketship X-M1950musician: theremin - uncredited
Wild Weed1949musician: theremin effects - as Dr. Samuel Hoffman
Impact1949musician: theremin - uncredited
Let's Live a Little1948musician: theremin - uncredited
Raw Deal1948musician: theremin - uncredited
Road to Rio1947musician: theremin - uncredited
The Pretender1947musician: theremin effects - as Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman
The Red House1947musician: theremin - uncredited
The Spiral Staircase1946musician: theremin - uncredited
The Lost Weekend1945musician: theremin - uncredited
Spellbound1945musician: theremin - uncredited


The Visit2015/I"Possession"
Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey1993Documentary performer: "Spellbound", "Lost Weekend" / performer: "The Day the Earth Stood Still", "Someday My Prince Will Come" - as Dr. Samuel Hoffman


The Johnny Carson Show1955TV SeriesHimself
All Star Revue1952TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician

Archive Footage

Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey1993DocumentaryHimself - in 'The Mickey Mouse Club Show' Clip (uncredited)

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