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Johnny Green (I) (1908–1989)

Composer-pianist-arranger Johnny Green was born in Far Rockaway, New York. The son of musical parents, Green was accepted by Harvard at the age of 15, and entered the University in 1924. Between semesters, bandleader Guy Lombardo heard his Harvard Gold Coast Orchestra and hired him to create dance arrangements for his nationally famous orchestra. ... See full bio »

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 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (orchestral arrangements - as John Green)
 1968 Oliver! (choral arrangement - as John Green) / (conductor - as John Green) / (music arranger - as John Green) / (music supervisor - as John Green) / (orchestrator - as John Green)
 1966 Johnny Tiger (musical director)
 1966 Dr. Kildare (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Reckoning (1966) ... (composer: additional music)
- New Doctor in Town (1966) ... (composer: additional music)
 1965 Rawhide (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Hostage for Hanging (1965) ... (conductor - as John Green)
 1965 Cinderella (TV Movie) (conductor - as John Green) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1963 Twilight of Honor (conductor - as John Green)
 1962-1963 Empire (TV Series) (composer - 32 episodes)
- The Convention (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Between Friday and Monday (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Duet for Eight Wheels (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- 65 Miles Is a Long, Long Way (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
- Nobody Dies on Saturday (1963) ... (composer: theme music)
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1962 The 34th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1961 West Side Story (music conductor) / (musical supervisor)
 1961 Miami Undercover (TV Series) (composer - 37 episodes)
- Storm Over Diana (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Goodbye to Joan (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- School for Girls (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Woman's Weapon (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Lethal Ledger (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1960 Pepe (conductor - uncredited) / (general music supervisor)
  Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (composer - 37 episodes, 1958 - 1960) (conductor - 1 episode, 1958)
- Murder Is a Private Affair (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- City in Bondage (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Man in the Funny Suit (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Circle of Evil (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Thunder in the Night (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
 1958-1959 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- Lucy Wants a Career (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lucy Goes to Alaska (1959) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lucy Makes Room for Danny (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- Lucy Goes to Mexico (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
 1958-1959 Northwest Passage (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- The Killers (1959) ... (composer: main title theme - as John Green)
- Trial by Fire (1959) ... (composer: main title theme - uncredited)
- The Deserter (1959) ... (composer: main title theme - uncredited)
- Stab in the Back (1959) ... (composer: main title theme - as John Green)
- The Witch (1959) ... (composer: main title theme - uncredited)
 1957-1958 The Thin Man (TV Series) (composer - 37 episodes)
- The Screaming Doll (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Valley Forger (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- Kappa Kappa Kaper (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Art of Murder (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Carstadt Man (1958) ... (composer: theme music)
 1958 The Brothers Karamazov (conductor - uncredited)
 1957 Raintree County (conductor - uncredited)
 1956 The Power and the Prize (conductor - uncredited)
 1956 High Society (music adaptor) / (music supervisor)
 1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me (conductor - uncredited)
 1956 Bhowani Junction (conductor - uncredited)
 1956 The Swan (conductor - uncredited)
 1956 Forever, Darling (conductor - uncredited)
 1955 I'll Cry Tomorrow (conductor - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
 1955 Quentin Durward (conductor - uncredited)
 1955 The Cobweb (conductor - uncredited)
 1954 La Gazza Ladra Overture (Short) (conductor)
 1954 M-G-M Jubilee Overture (Short) (conductor)
 1954 Strauss Fantasy (Short) (music arranger)
 1954 Brigadoon (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1954 Her Twelve Men (conductor - uncredited)
 1954 Rhapsody (conductor) / (musical director)
 1954 The Great Diamond Robbery (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Knights of the Round Table (co-conductor - uncredited)
 1953 Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor (Short) (conductor)
 1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1952 The Prisoner of Zenda (conductor - uncredited)
 1952 Because You're Mine (musical director)
 1952 Carbine Williams (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1952 Singin' in the Rain (musical director - uncredited)
 1952 Invitation (conductor - uncredited)
 1951 Too Young to Kiss (musical director)
 1951 It's a Big Country: An American Anthology (music supervisor) / (musical director - uncredited)
 1951 An American in Paris (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1951 The Great Caruso (music supervisor)
 1951 Royal Wedding (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (musical director)
 1951 Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 Mr. Imperium (musical director)
 1951 Grounds for Marriage (musical director)
 1950 Right Cross (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 A Life of Her Own (conductor)
 1950 Summer Stock (musical director)
 1950 The Toast of New Orleans (conductor: operatic numbers)
 1950 Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 A Lady Without Passport (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 The Next Voice You Hear... (conductor - uncredited)
 1950 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (conductor)
 1949 The Inspector General (musical director)
 1949 Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Mexican Hayride (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1948 Easter Parade (musical director)
 1948 Up in Central Park (music arranger) / (music director)
 1947 Cynthia (musical numbers)
 1947 Something in the Wind (musical director)
 1947 It Happened in Brooklyn (music supervisor) / (musical director)
 1946 Easy to Wed (music supervisor) / (musical director)
 1945 Week-End at the Waldorf (musical director) / (musical supervisor)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (composer: stock music - uncredited) / (music supervisor)
 1944 Bathing Beauty (music supervisor) / (musical director)
 1944 Broadway Rhythm (music supervisor) / (musical director)
 1939 Three Kings and a Queen (Short) (composer: song "You're Mine, You")
 1938 Start Cheering (music)
 1931 The Smiling Lieutenant (music arranger - uncredited)
 1931 Honor Among Lovers (music arranger)
 1930 Follow the Leader (music arranger)
 1930 Heads Up (music arranger - uncredited)
 1930 Queen High (music arranger)
 1930 The Sap from Syracuse (music arranger)
 1930 The Big Pond (music arranger - as John W. Green)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Here Goes the Bride. Musical comedy. See more »

Alternate Names:

John W. Green | John Green
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Personal Quote:

[on Howard Keel] A very special guy. Practically seven feet tall! A virile, manly, western voice. He used to have his voice teacher in at five in the morning when he had an eleven o'clock recording! A frightened guy, but in his way a good performer. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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