John Williams was bornon 8 February 1932 in Floral Park, American, is Composer. John Williams is a multiple award-winning, widely successful American composer, conductor and pianist. As his father was a professional jazz percussionist, John developed a liking for music and symphonies at an early age. By the time he was 15, he had his own jazz band and he played and experimented with various musical instruments. He created his first original composition, a piano sonata, when he was 19. He worked as a jazz pianist and studio musician before making a name for himself in films and television in the 1960s. His career has spanned several decades and in the process he has given iconic film scores in over a 100 films including the ‘Star Wars’ series, ‘Jaws’, ‘E.T.’, ‘Indiana Jones’ series, ‘Superman’, ‘Schindler's List’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’, ‘Catch Me If You Can’, ‘Memoirs of a Geisha’, ‘War Horse’ and ‘Lincoln’. For his efforts he has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards and 22 Grammy Awards, highlighting the importance and quality of his work. He has enjoyed most of his success with Steven Spielberg, composing music for all but two of his films. Other than composing for films, he has conducted many national and international orchestras and authored several concert works too
In 2016, he composed the score for Steven Spielberg's fantasy adventure film 'The BFG'
In 2015, he gave the music score for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
He scored the music for the film ‘The Book Thief’ in 2013, working with a director other than Spielberg after 2005
In 2008, he scored the music for ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, which received a Grammy nomination
the Extra-Terrestrial’ (1982), ‘Empire of the Sun’ (1987), ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993), ‘Schindler's List’ (1993), ‘Saving Private Ryan’ (1998), and ‘Munich’ (2005)
In 1981, Spielberg and Williams got together for the film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark'
In 1980, he succeeded Arthur Fiedler as the Boston Pops Orchestra's Principal conductor
In 1978 he worked with director Richard Donner for the film 'Superman'
In 1974, he composed the music for Steven Spielberg's directorial debut 'The Sugarland Express'
He gained reputation and made a name for himself with the musical scores for the films ‘Fiddler on the Roof’, ‘Images’, ‘The Poseidon Adventure’, ‘The Towering Inferno’, ‘Earthquake’, and ‘The Cowboys’ during the early 1970s
After his first film composition for ‘Daddy-O’ in 1958, John Williams composed music for films like ‘Peter Gunn’, ‘Days of Wine and Roses’ and TV programs such as ‘Bachelor Father’, the ‘Kraft Suspense Theatre’, ‘Lost in Space’, etc
John Williams married American actress and singer, Barbara Ruick in 1956
In 1955, he enrolled at The Julliard School in New York City and studied piano with Rosina Lhevinne
The movie earned him his 50th Academy Award nomination
After moving to Los Angeles in 1948, he attended North Hollywood High School and the University of California, LA
John Williams was born on February 8, 1932 in Floral Park, New York, to Esther and Johnny Williams