Richard LaSalle (born January 18, 1918) is an American film score composer. LaSalle was born in Louisville, Colorado. He began as a performer for local hotels as a pianist and orchestra leader between the 1940s and 50s. In 1958 he joined the American Society of Composers and Publishers in which started his main career in film composing. His first work was done for a 1958 movie called Tank Battalion starring Frank Gorshin as Pfc. 'Skids' Madigan. Other works of composing include Diary of a Madman, Twice-Told Tales, Convict Stage, Fort Courageous, A Yank in Viet-Nam, Ambush Bay, 40 Guns to Apache Pass and many more.