Harold Orlob, also known as Harry Orlob, wrote musical comedies such as Listen Lester, which ran for 272 performances in 1918 and 1919. He was a prolific Broadway composer, writing music for Talk About Girls, Ginger, Just a Minute, Nothing but Love, Ned Wayburn’s Town Topics, and The Red Canary, none of which produced a hit tune. His one great melody, “I Wonder Who’s Kissing Her Now?” was attributed for many years to Joe Howard, who had bought the song.
He stepped away from musicals when he produced the 1939 film One Third of a Nation. He also wrote the symphonic work Recreation.
Orlob was born in Logan, Utah, on June 3, 1883, and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also wrote the music for Corianton: An Aztec Lovestory, based on the novel Corianton by B. H. Roberts, which had a short run.
Orlob died on June 25, 1982.