Character actor, John Williams, was born John Towner Williams on Apr 15, 1903 in Chalfont, England. Williams died at the age of 80 on May 5, 1983 in La Jolla, CA and was cremated and his ashes scattered at sea off the coast of La Jolla, CA.
Tall, stately, and mustachioed John Williams was a British actor who never lost his essential Englishness despite living almost entirely in America from 1924. His film appearances are minor apart from his famous running role as inspector Hubbard in Dial M for Murder", which he played on stage, in film, and on television. He began on stage as a boy of 13, playing John in "Peter Pan". During World War II, he served with the RAF and made a couple of movies in England. The John Williams who appears in 1935's Emil and the Detectives is not the same actor.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
|1967||Best Music - Scoring||Valley of the Dolls (1967)||N/A||Nominated|
|1969||Best Music - Scoring||The Reivers (1969)||N/A||Nominated|
|1971||Best Music - Scoring||Fiddler on the Roof (1971)||N/A||Won|
|1973||Best Music - Scoring||Cinderella Liberty (1973)||N/A||Nominated|
|1973||Best Music - Song||Cinderella Liberty (1973)||N/A||Nominated|
|1974||Best Music - Scoring||The Towering Inferno (1974)||N/A||Nominated|
|1977||Best Music - Scoring||Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)||N/A||Nominated|
|1978||Best Music - Scoring||Superman (1978)||N/A||Nominated|
|1980||Best Music - Scoring||The Empire Strikes Back||N/A||Nominated|
|1981||Best Music - Scoring||Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)||N/A||Nominated|
|1982||Best Music - Scoring||E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)||N/A||Won|
|1983||Best Music - Scoring||Return of the Jedi||N/A||Nominated|
|1984||Best Music - Scoring||Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)||N/A||Nominated|
|1987||Best Music - Scoring||Empire of the Sun (1987)||N/A||Nominated|
|1988||Best Music - Scoring||The Accidental Tourist (1988)||N/A||Nominated|
|1989||Best Music - Scoring||Born on the Fourth of July (1989)||N/A||Nominated|
|1990||Best Music - Scoring||Home Alone (1990)||N/A||Nominated|
|1991||Best Music - Scoring||JFK (1991)||N/A||Nominated|
|1993||Best Music - Scoring||Schindler's List (1993)||N/A||Won|
|1995||Best Music - Scoring||Nixon (1995)||N/A||Nominated|
|1996||Best Music - Scoring||Sleepers (1996)||N/A||Nominated|
|1997||Best Music - Scoring||Amistad (1997)||N/A||Nominated|
|1998||Best Music - Scoring||Saving Private Ryan (1998)||N/A||Nominated|
|1999||Best Music - Scoring||Angela's Ashes (1999)||N/A||Nominated|
|2000||Best Music - Scoring||The Patriot||N/A||Nominated|
|2001||Best Music - Scoring||A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)||N/A||Nominated|
|2002||Best Music - Scoring||Catch Me If You Can||N/A||Nominated|
|2004||Best Music - Scoring||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)||N/A||Nominated|
|2005||Best Music - Scoring||Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)||N/A||Nominated|
|2011||Best Music - Scoring||The Adventures of Tintin||N/A||Nominated|
THE BLOGTHON: Fitzwilly, 1967on Feb 8, 2022 From Caftan Woman
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Today, the prolific film music composer turns 88. To celebrate him, I’ve decided to share with you my 15 most favourite film scores composed by him. I believe that even if you aren’t into films, you are surely familiar with at least one of his compositions. Some of his them... Read full article
in IndianapolisBy Alyson on Mar 22, 2018 From The Best Picture Project
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to have a once in a lifetime experience that any film fan or music nerd would kill for. I got to see conducting some of his most iconic film music, live with my hometown orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. I don?t want to exaggerate, but ... Read full article
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Inspector Byrnes: Sometimes I think the Blitz left us with more derelict minds than derelict buildings.
Thomas Fairchild: [reading aloud a letter from Sabrina] He came to the cooking school to take a refresher course in soufflés and liked me so much he decided to stay on for the fish.
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