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Victor Young (August 8, 1900 - November 10, 1956) was an Jewish-American composer, violinist and conducter. He was born in Chicago. August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1900 is a common year starting on Monday. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Jewish American (also commonly American Jew) is an American (a citizen of the United States) of Jewish descent or religion who maintains a connection to the Jewish community, either through actively practicing Judaism or through cultural and historical affiliation. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Chicago, colloquially known as the Second City and the Windy City, is the third-largest city in population in the United States, following New York City and Los Angeles, and the largest inland city in the country. ...


Young began as a concert violinist but moved into the popular music sphere when he joined Ted Fiorito's orchestra. In the mid 30s he moved to Hollywood where he concentrated on film work as well as making a large number of recordings of light music and providing the backing for popular singers including Bing Crosby. Bing wooed fans with a sensuous voice, wit, and good looks. ...


His composer credits include "Sweet Sue", "Can't We Talk It Over", "Street Of Dreams" and "I Don't Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You".


He received 22 Academy Award nominations for his work in film, twice being nominated 4 times in a single year, but did not win during his lifetime; he received his only Oscar posthumously, for his score of Around the World in Eighty Days. His other scores include Golden Boy (1939), For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Samson and Delilah (1949), The Quiet Man (1952) and Shane (1953). Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Around the World in Eighty Days is a 1956 movie based on the novel of the same name by Jules Verne. ... Golden Boy is the title of a play by Clifford Odets, first staged in 1937 by the Group Theatre. ... For Whom the Bell Tolls book cover For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1940 novel by Ernest Hemingway. ... Samson and Delilah is a 1949 film directed by Cecil B. DeMille, starring Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr as the title characters. ... The Quiet Man was a 1952 American film starring John Wayne, Maureen OHara and Barry Fitzgerald, and directed by John Ford. ... Shane is a 1953 western film which tells the story of a gunfighter who comes to a town and sides with the farmers versus the cattle men. ...


Victor Young died in Palm Springs, California at age 56 following a cerebral hemorrhage and stroke. View of Canyon Country Club, Palm Springs, from the air Palm Springs is a city located in Riverside County, California, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 42,807. ...


Work on Broadway

  • Murder at the Vanities (1933) - musical - contributing composer
  • Blackbirds of 1933 (1933) - revue - featured songwriter
  • Winged Victory (1944) - play - performer for the role of "Lee"
  • Arms and the Girl (1950) - musical - performer for the role of "Son of Liberty"
  • Pardon Our French (1950) - revue - composer
  • Seventh Heavean (1955) - musical - composer

Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... A songwriter is someone who writes, in part or in full, the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A play is a common form of literature, usually consisting chiefly of dialog between characters, and usually intended for performance rather than reading. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A revue is a type of theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches that satirize contemporary figures, news, or literature. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...

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Victor Young (August 8, 1900 - November 10, 1956) was an American composer, violinist and conducter.
Young began as a concert violinist but moved into the popular music sphere when he joined Ted Fiorito's orchestra.
In the mid 30s he moved to Hollywood where he concentrated on film work as well as making a large number of recordings of light music and providing the backing for popular singers including Bing Crosby.
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