Douglas Moore

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Birthday
10, 1893
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 25, 1969 (75)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1893
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 25, 1969 (75)

About

Won 1951 Pulitzer Prize for his opera "Giants in the Earth." He also wrote music for film, theatre, ballet, and orchestra.

Before Fame

He served in the Navy as a lieutenant followed by time in Paris studying music with such notables as Nadia Boulanger, Vincent d'Indy, and Ernest Bloch.

Trivia

He garnered great acclaim for his 1939 folk opera "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and his opera "The Ballad of Baby Doe" from 1956.

Family Life

His ancestors could be traced back to the first settlers arriving in Long Island.

Associated With

His work was often compared to that of Aaron Copland's.

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