Composer, conductor, pianist
John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. He is considered to be one of the greatest film composers of all time. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in...Wikipedia
Born: 18th February, 1932, Floral Park, Long Island, New York, USA
Height: 5' 11½" (182 cm)
Claim to Fame: Composer for Jaws, E.T.
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Performed the famous piano riff on the original recording of Henry Mancini's theme to "Peter Gunn" (1958).
Composed the score to Alfred Hitchcock's final film.
[about his friend, Jerry Goldsmith] His chameleon adaptability was a prerequisite to longevity and success in Hollywood. We used to call him Gorgeous. He was the golden boy, a beautiful presence. His music had a freshness, and he had a freshness.