|Also Known As: ||
||June 15, 1984
||May 18, 1902
||Cause of Death:
||Mason City, Iowa, USA
RATE AND COMMENT
While attending music school in NYC, joined the John Philip Sousa Band as a flutist and piccolo player
Was conductor of the New York Chamber Music Society
Was appointed conductor of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Became the musical director for NBC
Earned an Academy Award nomination for the score for Chaplin's "The Great Dictator"
Composed his first Broadway hit, "The Music Man"