Philip Glass

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Birthday
31, 1937
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
31, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Baltimore, MD

About

Influential musician known for his minimal music and for his film scores, Portrait Trilogy, symphonies, concertos, and chamber music.

Before Fame

He worked as a composer-in-residence for the public school system in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after finishing his studies at the Juilliard School of Music.

Trivia

He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for "The Truman Show" from 1999.

Family Life

He was married and divorced twice and he has four children: Cameron, Marlowe, Juliet and Zachary. His first cousin once removed, Ira Glass, became the popular host of "This American Life" on NPR.

Associated With

He was close friends with poet Allen Ginsberg and even composed a piece to accompany "Wichita Vortex Sutra," Ginsberg's famous anti-war poem.