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John Green

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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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In the news

Review: ‘Looking For Alaska’ but Finding Talky Teens
NY Times TV, 2019-10-17 22:01:23
Hulu’s adaptation of the John Green novel hits familiar story beats but feels hollow.

Variety, 2019-10-15 13:30:21
It was probably just a matter of time before John Green and Josh Schwartz became collaborators. Green, whose novels include “Looking for Alaska,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” and “Paper Towns,” has become known for writing teenagers filled with so much restlessness and existential melancholy that they can hardly stand ...

Variety, 2019-04-05 17:17:35
“Veep” star Timothy Simons and “This Is Us” actor Ron Cephas Jones have both been cast as series regulars in the upcoming Hulu limited series “Looking For Alaska,” Variety has learned. The 8-episode series is based on the John Green novel of the same name and is told through the ...

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