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Victor Young

Victor Young

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Also Known As: Died: November 10, 1956
Born: August 8, 1900 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: Music ...
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1906:
Began playing violin at age six (date approximate)
1910:
Sent to live with grandparents in Warsaw after mother's death and father's abandonment (date approximate)
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Made debut as concert violinist with Warsaw Philharmonic
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Toured throughout the United States and Europe as a concert violinist, accompanied by his sister Helen, an accomplished pianist
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Worked in vaudeville, then as composer of silent film scores
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Was a violinist and arranger with the Tedd Fio Rito Orchestra
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Served as orchestra leader of Chicago Theater
1928:
Had first hit record with "Sweet Sue, Just You"; lyrics by Will J Harris
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Worked in radio in Chicago and later in NYC
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Wrote several songs with lyricist Ned Washington, including the classics "Stella by Starlight" and "My Foolish Heart"
1935:
Formed his own orchestra, alternately billed as The Victor Young Orchestra and Victor Young and His Singing Strings
1936:
Began working for Paramount Pictures, first as a musical director and then as chief composer and arranger, scoring dozens of movies for the studio
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Was nominated for 22 Academy Awards during his career; winning only after his death
1943:
Wrote the dramatic and involving Oscar-nominated score for the film adaptation of Hemingway's "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
1945:
Wrote the charming popular theme to the otherwise unremarkable film "Love Letters"
1946:
Scored the moving melodrama "To Each His Own"
1950:
His theme song to "My Foolish Heart" earned the composer hit status and an Oscar nomination
1952:
Composed the appropriately lively score for "The Quiet Man", starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
1954:
Wrote the score (including Peggy Lee's popular theme song) to the flamboyant Western "Johnny Guitar", starring Joan Crawford
1957:
Posthumously won first Academy Award for the 1956 effort "Around the World in 80 Days"

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