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Also Known As: John Green, John W Green, John W. Green Died: May 15, 1989
Born: October 10, 1908 Cause of Death: pulmonary edema
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: composer, songwriter, conductor, arranger, bandleader, music director

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Former bandleader and arranger, hired by MGM in 1942 as staff conductor and composer. Green went on to become the studio's general music director in 1942, and over the next nine years supervised such productions as "Summer Stock" (1950) and "Brigadoon" (1954). He composed the score for "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) and won Academy Awards for his collaborations on "Easter Parade" (1948), "An American in Paris" (1951), "West Side Story" (1961) and "Oliver!" (1968).

Former bandleader and arranger, hired by MGM in 1942 as staff conductor and composer. Green went on to become the studio's general music director in 1942, and over the next nine years supervised such productions as "Summer Stock" (1950) and "Brigadoon" (1954). He composed the score for "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) and won Academy Awards for his collaborations on "Easter Parade" (1948), "An American in Paris" (1951), "West Side Story" (1961) and "Oliver!" (1968).

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1928:
Composed first hit, "Coquette"
1929:
Started work for Paramount Pictures in NY as pianist, arranger and musical advisor
1942:
Moved to Hollywood as staff conductor and composer for MGM
1949:
General music director for MGM
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Associate conductor, Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Freelance conductor and arranger
1972:
Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame
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Served on board of directors, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
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Education

Harvard University: Cambridge , Massachusetts - 1928

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wife:
Betty Furness. Actor, consumer advocate. Divorced.
wife:
Bonnie Green. Actor. Married 1943 until his death in 1989.

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daughter:
Babs Green.
daughter:
Kathy Green.
daughter:
Kim Green.
granddaughter:
Liza Snyder. Actor.
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