Meredith Willson

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Birthday
18, 1902
Birthplace
Mason City, IA
Death Date
Jun 15, 1984 (82)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
18, 1902
Birthplace
Mason City, IA
Death Date
Jun 15, 1984 (82)

About

Best known for writing the music and lyrics to The Music Man, the popular Broadway musical.

Before Fame

He attended New York's Institute of Musical Art, later known as The Juilliard School.

Trivia

He composed for such films as The Great Dictator starring Charlie Chaplin and The Little Foxes directed by William Wyler. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1982.

Family Life

He married third wife Rosemary Sullivan in 1968.

Associated With

He wrote the song It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, which was recorded by Bing Crosby among others.