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Meredith Willson

Meredith Willson

  • Great Dictator, The (1940) November 22 (ET) - Reminder REMINDER
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Also Known As: Died: June 15, 1984
Born: May 18, 1902 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Mason City, Iowa, USA Profession: Music ...
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While attending music school in NYC, joined the John Philip Sousa Band as a flutist and piccolo player
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Joined the New York Philharmonic as a flutist
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Was conductor of the New York Chamber Music Society
1929:
Appointed conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
1939:
Became musical director for NBC
1940:
Earned Academy Award nomination for score for Chaplin's "The Great Dictator"
1957:
Enjoyed first Broadway hit with "The Music Man"

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