Top 20 Composer celebrities in Connecticut
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Composer celebrities [Updated February 8, 2023].
Harold Rome was born
on May 27, 1908
His best known songs included Sunday in the Park, Sing Me a Song with Social Significance, When We Meet Again, and All of a Sudden My Heart Sings.
A Scott Berg was born
on December 4, 1949
An American author who penned biographies of Katharine Hepburn and Max Perkins, he is best known for his 1998, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of aviator Charles Lindbergh. He also worked on the screenplay of Making Love, a controversial film that addresses homosexual themes.
He wrote a New York Times bestselling biography of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson
Alfred Newman was born
on March 17, 1901
He set a record for a composer by winning nine Oscars in his lifetime.
Jay Greenberg was born
on December 13, 1991
Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell
premiered Greenberg's Violin Concerto (2007) at Carnegie Hall.
Emil Newman was born
on January 20, 1911
He was incredibly prolific, serving as musical director on 13 1940 films, 25 1941 films, 28 1942 films, and 15 1943 films. This pace continued for the duration of the 1940s. The 1950s saw him focus on low-budget B movies as he transitioned into television.
Quincy Porter was born
on February 7, 1897
He wrote nine string quartets from 1923 until 1953, as well as two symphonies and numerous concertos.
Hart Pease Danks was born
on April 6, 1834
He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Allie Wrubel was born
on January 15, 1905
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.
Lionel Newman was born
on January 4, 1916
Legendary 20th Century Fox musician who directed the music for all of the studio's films starring Marilyn Monroe. Lionel Newman's career lasted 46 years and included his participation on more than 200 films. Lionel Newman scored 'Love Me Tender,' Elvis Presley's first movie.
Lionel Newman was the musical supervisor for all three of the original "Star Wars" movies.