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John Williams

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Birthday
8, 1932
Birthplace
Long Island, NY
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
Long Island, NY

About

One of cinema's all-time greatest composers who wrote the theme music for Star Wars, Superman, and Indiana Jones. He also composed one of the most recognized theme songs in history, for Jaws, which won the 1975 Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score.

Before Fame

He was drafted into the U.S. Air Force in 1952, during which time he arranged and conducted for The U.S. Air Force Band.

Trivia

He also composed theme music for Jurassic ParkSchindler's ListSaving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You Can, Memoirs of a Geisha, War HorseLincoln, and Family Plot, Alfred Hitchcock's last film.

Family Life

He fathered three children with first wife, actress Barbara Ruick, and married second wife, Samantha Winslow, in 1980.

Associated With

His lengthy collaboration with Steven Spielberg began in 1974 with The Sugarland Express, Spielberg's feature film debut.

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