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John Green

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Between 1930 and 1933 he was the arranger and conductor for Paramount Pictures and worked with singers Ethel Merman, Gertrude Lawrence and James Melton. After 1933 he had his own orchestra which he used to play around the country. He also, until 1940, conducted orchestras for the Jack Benny and Philip Morris records and radio shows.

From 1949 to 1959, Green was the Music Director at MGM. There, he produced numerous film scores, such as "Raintree County". On loanout to Universal, he composed the songs for the Deanna Durbin musical, "Something in the Wind", one of her last films before retiring.

Nominated for an Oscar thirteen times, he won the award for "Easter Parade", "An American in Paris", "West Side Story", and "Oliver!", as well as for the short subject "The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture".

Having left MGM, he conducted with various orchestras, such as the Denver Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra.

Green was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.

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