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John Williams

  • Birth & Country

    John Williams was born February 8 1932 in New York, Queens
  • First time playing

    First time playing
    Williams, who started taking lessons at 7, slept near his piano in the garage apartment of his folks' home on Vantage Avenue in North Hollywood, and he practiced religiously
  • His inspiration

    His inspiration
    Korngold was clearly a major inspiration to Williams, just as the movies he scored were influences on Lucas and Spielberg.
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    His work

    He has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history such as star wars theme/cantina band, The Imperial March, light of the force, olympic fanfare and theme, e.t. the extra-terrestrial: abandoned and pursued and e.t.’s halloween
  • Personal life

    Personal life
    In 1956, Williams married Barbara Ruick, an American actress and singer. They had three children: Jennifer (b. 1956), Mark Towner Williams (b. 1958), and Joseph (b. 1960), the lead singer of Toto.The two remained married until her death in 1974. In 1980, Williams married Samantha Winslow, a photographer.
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    Honor & legacy

    John Williams has been nominated for 52 Academy Awards, winning five; six Emmy Awards, winning three; 25 Golden Globe Awards, winning four; 71 Grammy Awards, winning 25; and has received seven British Academy Film Awards. With 52 Oscar nominations, Williams currently holds the record for the most Oscar nominations for a living person, and is the second most nominated person in Academy Awards history behind Walt Disney's 59.