Nacio Herb Brown (1896 - 1964) was an American writer of popular songs, movie scores and Broadway theatre music from the 1920's to the early 1950's.
In 1928 he was hired to work in Hollywood by MGM and write movie music for the then new medium of sound film. He often collaborated with lyricist Arthur Freed. This partnership produced Wedding of the Painted Doll and also Singin' in the Rain.
Along with L Wolfe Gilbert, Nacio wrote the music for the popular children's Television Western Hopalong Cassidy, which first aired in 1949 on NBC.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Nacio Herb Brown died in San Francisco California, aged 68.