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John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. He is considered one of the greatest film composers of all time. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, Family Plot, the Star Wars series, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You Can, Memoirs of a Geisha, War Horse, and Lincoln. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but one of Spielberg's major feature-length films

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John Williams

Born 1932-02-08 (89 years ago) in Floral Park.
Height 182 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1978 Närkontakt av tredje graden
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition (Theme from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind") 21st Annual Grammy Awards 1978 Theme from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Star Wars) 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 Stjärnornas Krig
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Star Wars) 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 Stjärnornas Krig
Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition (Main Theme (from Star Wars)) 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 Main Theme (from Star Wars)
Academy Award for Best Original Music Score (Star Wars) 50th Academy Awards 1977 Stjärnornas Krig
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music (Jaws) 1976 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1976 Hajen
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Jaws) 18th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 Hajen
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (Jaws) 33rd Golden Globe Awards 1975 Hajen
Academy Award for Best Original Music Score (Jaws) 48th Academy Awards 1975 Hajen
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Grammy Award for Album of the Year (Star Wars) 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 Stjärnornas Krig
Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Star Wars) 20th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 Stjärnornas Krig
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music (Jaws) 1976 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1976 Hajen
BAFTA Award for Best Film Music (The Towering Inferno) 1976 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1976 Skyskrapan Brinner
Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Jaws) 18th Annual Grammy Awards 1975 Hajen
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (Jaws) 33rd Golden Globe Awards 1975 Hajen
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (Earthquake) 32nd Golden Globe Awards 1974 Jordbävningen
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (Cinderella Liberty) 31st Golden Globe Awards 1973 Cinderella Liberty
Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score (The Poseidon Adventure) 30th Golden Globe Awards 1972 SOS Poseidon
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Samantha Winslow(Gifta: 1980-07-21–) 1980-07-21 Gifta
Barbara Ruick(Gifta: 1956-04-15–1974-03-03) 1956-04-15 1974-03-03 Gifta
Children

Joseph Williams, Mark Towner Williams, Jennifer Williams

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John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. He is considered one of the greatest film composers of all time. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, Family Plot, the Star Wars series, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, the first two Jurassic Park films, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You Can, Memoirs of a Geisha, War Horse, and Lincoln. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but one of Spielberg's major feature-length films.

Other notable works by Williams include theme music for four Olympic Games, NBC Sunday Night Football, the NBC Nightly News, the Statue of Liberty's rededication, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the original, not as well known calypso-based theme song to Gilligan's Island.

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