Percy Faith (April 7, 1908 – February 9, 1976), was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After 1940, he moved to Chicago, becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1945. He died in Encino, California, and is iinterred in Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California. Faith was a band-leader, orchestrator, and composer best known for his arrangements of standard tunes using lush string sections and female choruses. The latter sometimes sang, most often they just vocalized without words.