Facts of John Williams
|Full Name||John Williams|
|Birth Name||John Towner Williams|
|Profession||Musician, Film Scorer|
|Birth City||New York City|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Johnny Williams|
|Mother Name||Esther Williams|
|No Of Children||3|
|Awards||Academy Awards,Grammy Awards|
|Filmography||Star Wars,Harry Potter|
|Education||The Julliard School, North Hollywood High School|
|Date of Birth||February 8,1932|
Five times Academy Award winner, John Williams is an American pianist and a music composer. He is best known for contributing to the soundtracks of films like the Star Wars series, Indian Jones series, Home Alone films and the first three editions of the Harry Potter series.
Inductee of the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame, Williams received the Kennedy Center Honor in 2004 and was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016.
John Williams Career- Movies and Awards
Before scoring music for movies, John served in the Air Force where he was a part of the U.S Air Force Band. During his time with the military, he played several instruments. After serving his time with the Air Force, he moved to New York to study music at the Juilliard and the Eastman School of Music.
Williams then relocated to Los Angeles whereupon he began working as a session musician and made his career debut in 1956 after contributing to the film Carousel's soundtrack.
Since then he has worked in several movies, the most notables being the Star Wars series, featuring Mark Hamill, Indiana Jones series, starring Harrison Ford and Shia LaBeouf, Home Alone series, starring Macaulay Culkin, Schindler's List, starring Liam Neeson, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, featuring Drew Barrymore.
John Williams is also well known for the theme music of NBC News, the 1984 Summer Olympics, and Seven News.
Awards and Nominations
For his contribution to music and the film industry, John Williams has been awarded 24 Grammy Awards, 5 Oscar Awards, 4 Golden Globe Awards, and 7 BAFTA Awards.
He is the second most nominated personality after Walt Disney to be nominated for the Oscar Awards, with a total of 51 nominations.
How much is John Williams Worth?
The American music composer has an estimated net worth of $300 million as of 2019. The fortune he has gathered by far is a result of his hard works and contribution to film scoring.
He has contributed to the score of 8 films which have been listed in the top 20 highest-grossing films at the box office.
Television composers earned about $20,000 per week back in the 80s and an extra of $2,000-$8,000 for royalties. Some sources claim that an average annual income for a film composer is $50,000.
His salary from the films is unknown but another film scorer, Hans Zimmer receives about $2 million for every film.
John Williams' Residence
He resides in a 5,029 sq ft home in Los Angeles, California which he bought for $170,000 in 1976. The house has 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.
William's Short Biography
He was born as John Towner Williams in Floral Park, New York, in the United States on 8th February 1932 to parents Johnny Williams and Ester Williams.
He studied at the Northwood Hollywood High School from where he graduated in 1950 and then enrolled at the University of California. He attended private music lessons with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
John studied for a single semester at the Los Angeles City College as the institution had a Studio Jazz Band.
The 87-years-old musician has been married twice in his lifetime. He is currently in a relationship with Samantha Winslow whom he married on 9th July 1980.
Before that, he was married to Barbara Ruick. The couple married in 1956 and were together until her death in 1974. They had three children together, Jennifer Williams, Mark Towner Williams and Joseph Williams.