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08/02/1932 American composer John Williams is born

John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including the Star Wars series, the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone films, and the first three Harry Potter films.


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  • Film and television scoring 

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