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Victor Young (I) (1899–1956)

Violinist and conductor Victor Young was a prolific composer and arranger, who worked on more than 300 film scores over a period of twenty years. He came from an impoverished, but musical background and was trained on the violin at the Warsaw Imperial Conservatory, later studying piano in Paris under the French master Isidor Philipp. A prodigious ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

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His 1932 Brunswick Records 78-RPM album of six selections from Kern and Hammerstein's "Show Boat" was the first American album of songs from a Broadway musical. (The album also featured an overture and a finale.) Young arranged and conducted the songs, and some of his arrangements were very closely based on Robert Russell ... See more »

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He worked frequently on films starring John Wayne, including two of his biggest hits, Reap the Wild Wind (1942) and The Quiet Man (1952). See more »

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