Top 20 Composer celebrities in Connecticut

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Composer celebrities [Updated June 1, 2023].

1. Harold Rome

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Harold Rome was born on May 27, 1908 in Connecticut.
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.

2. A Scott Berg

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A Scott Berg was born on December 4, 1949 in Connecticut.

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.

3. Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman was born on March 17, 1901 in Connecticut.
He set a record for a composer by winning nine Oscars in his lifetime.

4. Jay Greenberg

Jay Greenberg was born on December 13, 1991 in Connecticut.
Grammy-winning violinist Joshua Bell premiered Greenberg's Violin Concerto (2007) at Carnegie Hall.

5. Emil Newman

Emil Newman was born on January 20, 1911 in Connecticut.
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.

6. Quincy Porter

Quincy Porter was born on February 7, 1897 in Connecticut.
He wrote nine string quartets from 1923 until 1953, as well as two symphonies and numerous concertos.

7. Hart Pease Danks

Hart Pease Danks was born on April 6, 1834 in Connecticut.
He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

8. Allie Wrubel

Allie Wrubel was born on January 15, 1905 in Connecticut.
He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

9. Lionel Newman

Lionel Newman was born on January 4, 1916 in Connecticut.

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.