Bruce Hungerford

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Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 26, 1977 (54)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
24, 1922
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Jan 26, 1977 (54)

About

Respected musician whose career was ended prematurely at 54 when he was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver.

Before Fame

He was given a full scholarship to the University of Melbourne Conservatorium at the age of 17. He debuted with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra when he was 20.

Trivia

He was interested in palaeontology, studying vertebrate palaeontology at Columbia University and at New York's Museum of Natural History.

Family Life

His parents weren't sure if they should name him Bruce or Leonard. They settled on Leonard when his Scottish grandfather said he was too puny to be named after the Warrior King of Scotland. He later changed it back to Bruce.

Associated With

He was initially mentored by Roy Shepherd who had been one of Alfred Cortot's students.