John Williams

Born: b. 1932
Nationality: American
Education/Training: studied music at UCLA; studied piano at the Julliard School in New York
Notable Compositions:
film scores include Valley of the Dolls, 1967; The Poseidon Adventure, 1972; Jaws, 1975; Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Star Wars, 1977; The Empire Strikes Back, 1980; E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, 1982; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, 1984; The Accidental Tourist, 1988; Home Alone, 1990; Schindler's List, 1994; Sabrina, 1995; Amistad, 1997; Saving Private Ryan, 1998; The Patriot, 2000; Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, 2001; A.I. Artificial Intelligence, 2001; Catch Me If You Can, 2002
Assignments: hired by 20th Century Fox as a pianist in its studio orchestra and soon was composing for television
Curious Facts: served in the Air Force
REPERTOIRE : Dry Your Tears, Afrika
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Hollywood Goes Classical 05/07/2000
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