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Green, Johnnylocked

(10 October 1908–15 May 1989)
  • James Ross Moore

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Green, Johnny (10 October 1908–15 May 1989), popular composer and film music director, was born John Waldo Green in New York City, the son of Vivian I. Green, a real estate agent and banker, and Irma Jellenik. Although his father planned a financial career for him, Johnny Green (he insisted on “John” late in life) said he was a musical pro from the beginning. At age twelve he performed for the composer ...

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