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Johnny Green (John Waldo Green)

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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
Composer-pianist-arranger Johnny Green was born in Far Rockaway, New York. The son of musical parents, Green was accepted by Harvard at the age of 15, and entered the University in 1924. Between semesters, bandleader Guy Lombardo heard his Harvard Gold Coast Orchestra and hired him to create dance arrangements for his nationally famous orchestra. He gained a thorough education in music, history, economics, and government before returning to pursue a master's degree in the field of English literature. His father interrupted Johnny's education and forced him to become a stockbroker, and with great unhappiness, Johnny tried it for six months. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Orchestra Leader at Fashion Show

Something in the Wind 1947

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Character: Himself - Conductor

Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor 1953

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Character: Himself

Capriccio Italien 1953

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Character: Himself - Winner: Best One-reel Short

The 26th Annual Academy Awards 1954

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Character: Himself

Strauss Fantasy 1954

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Character: Himself

Dateline: Disneyland 1955

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Character: Himself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Score and Best Adapted Score

The 50th Annual Academy Awards 1978

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Composing