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John Williams

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Birth Name: John Towner Williams
Born: 1932/02/08
Birth Place: Long Island, New York, United States
Years Active: 1952–present
Genres: Classical/Opera, Soundtracks

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. In a career spanning six decades, he has composed some of the most recognizable film scores in the history of motion pictures, including those for “Jaws,” “Star Wars,” “Superman,” the “Indiana Jones” films, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “Hook,” “Jurassic Park,” “Schindler's List,” “Home Alone,” and three “Harry Potter” films. He has composed the music for all but two of director Steven Spielberg's feature films. Other notable works by Williams include theme music for four Olympic Games, the “NBC Nightly News,” the rededication of the Statue of Liberty, the... Continue Bio >>

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