Leopold Stokowski

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Birthday
18, 1882
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 13, 1977 (95)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1882
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 13, 1977 (95)

About

Classical conductor who appeared in Walt Disney's "Fantasia" from 1940. He conducted the original version of "Boris Godunov" by Mussorgky from 1929 and introduced American audiences to Stravinsky's score for "The Rite of Spring" in 1922.

Before Fame

He was one of the youngest students at the Royal College of Music when he enrolled at 13.

Trivia

He founded the All-American Youth Orchestra, the New York City Symphony, and the famous Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra.

Family Life

He was married to Olga Samaroff in 1911, then to Evangeline Brewster Johnson in 1926, and then to Gloria Vanderbilt on April 21, 1945.

Associated With

He and Keith Lockhart both became renowned orchestral conductors.