Johnny Green

Composer, Conductor, Arranger
Former bandleader and arranger, hired by MGM in 1942 as staff conductor and composer. Green went on to become the studio's general music director in 1942, and over the next nine years supervised such productions as ... Read more »
Born: 10/09/1908 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (82)

Ginger and Rosa 2013 (Movie)

("Body And Soul") (Song)

Glass Chin 2013 (Movie)

("I'm Yours") (Song)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

("Out Of Nowhere") (Song)

At First Sight 1999 (Movie)

("Easy Come Easy Go") (Song)

Sweet and Lowdown 1999 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

One True Thing 1998 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

Deconstructing Harry 1997 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

The Substance of Fire 1996 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

Manhattan Murder Mystery 1993 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

Funny About Love 1990 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990 (Movie)

("I Cover the Waterfront") (Song)

Evening at Pops (06/20/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Radio Days 1987 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

September 1987 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

Shy People 1987 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

Round Midnight 1986 (Movie)

songs("Body and Soul" "I Cover the Waterfront") (Song)

After Hours 1985 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

The Color Purple 1985 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

All of Me 1984 (Movie)

("Out Of Nowhere") (Song)

American Pop 1981 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

Stardust Memories 1980 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

Joe Albany... A Jazz Life 1979 (Movie)

("Lush Life") (Song)

The Last of the Blue Devils 1978 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

Get Mean 1976 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

The Last Tycoon 1975 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

songs("Easy Come Easy Go" "Out Of Nowhere" "I Cover the Waterfront" "Coquette" "Body and Soul") (Song)

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Oliver! 1968 (Movie)

(Original Music)

Oliver! 1968 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Oliver! 1968 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Oliver! 1968 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

The Busy Body 1967 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

Alvarez Kelly 1966 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Alvarez Kelly 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Johnny Tiger 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Bye Bye Birdie 1963 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Twilight of Honor 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

West Side Story 1961 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Pepe 1960 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

The Five Pennies 1958 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Raintree County 1957 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Joker Is Wild 1957 (Movie)

("Out of Nowhere") (Song)

High Society 1956 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Invitation to the Dance 1956 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Meet Me in Las Vegas 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

Brigadoon 1954 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Rhapsody 1954 (Movie)

music direction (Music)

Easy to Love 1953 (Movie)

("Coquette") (Song)

Too Young to Kiss 1951 (Movie)

Music Director (Music)

An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Easter Parade 1948 (Movie)

music director (Music)

Body and Soul 1947 (Movie)

("Body and Soul") (Song)

Broadway Rhythm 1943 (Movie)

music director (Music)

The Big Pond 1929 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Bathing Beauty (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Cynthia (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Cynthia (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Easy to Wed (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Fiesta (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

I Cover the Waterfront (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

I Cover the Waterfront (Movie)

(Songwriter)

It Happened in Brooklyn (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Lost in a Harem (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Mr. Imperium (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Royal Wedding (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Royal Wedding (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Something in the Wind (Movie)

(Songwriter)

Something in the Wind (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Something in the Wind (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Start Cheering (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Summer Stock (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

The Great Caruso (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Great Caruso (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

The Inspector General (Movie)

(Songwriter)

The Inspector General (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

The Inspector General (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Sailor Takes a Wife (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Toast of New Orleans (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Up in Central Park (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)

Weekend at the Waldorf (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Weekend at the Waldorf (Movie)

(Musical Direction/Supervision)
Actor (3)

Celebrating Gershwin 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Little Tough Guy (Movie)

Usher (Actor)
Producer (2)

The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Strauss Fantasy 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)
Writer (1)

Law of the Range (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Biography

Former bandleader and arranger, hired by MGM in 1942 as staff conductor and composer. Green went on to become the studio's general music director in 1942, and over the next nine years supervised such productions as "Summer Stock" (1950) and "Brigadoon" (1954). He composed the score for "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" (1969) and won Academy Awards for his collaborations on "Easter Parade" (1948), "An American in Paris" (1951), "West Side Story" (1961) and "Oliver!" (1968).

Relationships

Babs Green

Daughter

Kathy Green

Daughter

Kim Green

Daughter

Betty Furness Actor

Wife

Bonnie Green

Wife
married 1943 until his death in 1989

Liza Snyder Actor

Grandchild
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EDUCATION

Harvard University

Cambridge , Massachusetts 1928

Milestones

1972

Inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

1949

General music director for MGM

1941

Moved to Hollywood as staff conductor and composer for MGM

1929

Started work for Paramount Pictures in NY as pianist, arranger and musical advisor

1928

Composed first hit, "Coquette"

Served on board of directors, American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Freelance conductor and arranger

Associate conductor, Los Angeles Philharmonic

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