Ted changed his name legally from Jehial Isadore to Theodore Earl on March
Ted was a prefessional musician and played Dixieland
trombone with touring groups in the East during the 1920s. He later composed
and arranged for a number of big bands in the 1930s. He served in the U.S.
Army from 1943-1945 in the Special Services Division and Signal Corps
Photographic Center conducting, composing, and arranging music for movie
shorts, transcriptions, and radio shows. He went on to an active role in
prominent radio and TV shows, including "Name That Tune" on radio from
1952-1953 and on TV from 1953 - 1959. He followed that on "Yours For A Song"
from 1961 - 1963.
Theodore Earl Raph, 86, of Scottsdale, a professional musician, died Dec.
20, 1991. He was born in Boston. Survivors include his wife, Jane; son, Alan;
step-daughter, Ranney; two sisters Ruth and Gertrude of New York City; and
three grandchildren. Private services will be held at a later date. Altman
Memorial Chapel, Scottsdale, Arizona.
--Arizona Republic December 26, 1991
where credit is due:
Brian Phelps wrote, "You
have a profile of my uncle, Theodore Earl Raph, on your web site which is a
direct quote from my family history page.
I would sincerely appreciate appropriate attribution and a link to my web
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In this case, the family history page linked above is quite interesting and
has additional material about Ted. We're happy to set the record
(Updated January 20, 2010)