Adman also worked as composer

Adman and composer Farlan I. Myers died in Los Angeles on May 27. He was 89.

Farlan worked in the entertainment business for more than six decades, as a musician, composer, and a business and creative affairs executive with Young and Rubicam and then with the J. Walter Thompson advertising.

After graduating UCLA, Myers worked in Washington, D.C. on the staff of Eleanor Roosevelt, and then joined the Army Air Forces.

After the war, he studied music at the New England Conservatory and The Julliard School. He then worked in television creating jingles for companies such as Ford Motors and Hunt Foods, writing children’s music for several Disney record-books, composing the theme song for the television series “Our Miss Brooks,” and scoring documentaries including “Brats, Our Journey Home.”

He served as president of the Hollywood Radio and Television Society and served the board of directors of Survival Anglia, a London-based production company specializing in wildlife documentaries. He composed the music for the organization’s 1973 film, “The Incredible Flight of the Snow Geese.”

He is survived by his wife Peggy and a daughter.

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