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Werner Janssen (1899–1990)

Conductor, composer and songwriter, a music student of Frederick Converse and holder of an honorary Mus. D. from Dartmouth College and a Prix de Rome from The American Academy in Rome. He was associate conductor (with Arturo Toscanini) of the New York Philharmonic in 1934, and conducted symphony orchestras throughout the world. In 1940, he founded... See full bio »

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Stage Play: Letty Pepper. Musical comedy. Book by Oliver Morosco and George V. Hobart. Music by Werner Janssen. Based on the comedy "Maggie Pepper" by Charles Klein [posthumous credit]. Lyrics by Leo Wood and Irving Bibo. Musical Director: Harry James. Music orchestrated by Frank E. Barry. Musical Staging by Julian Alfred. Directed by ... See more »

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When his first wife, Ann Harding, divorced him, she accused him in court of giving her an ulcer. See more »

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