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American composer, conductor, and pianist

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John Williams: American composer, conductor, and pianist
John Towner Williams is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. Widely regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history in a career spanning over six decades. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. With 52 Academy Award nominations, he is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. In 2005 the American Film Institute selected Williams's score to 1977's Star Wars as the greatest American film score of all time. The Library of Congress also entered the Star Wars soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


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Sheriff John Williams was responding to a disturbance call at an Alabama gas station when he was fatally shot. William Chase Johnson, 18, has been charged with his murder.
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Alabama authorities say Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams was killed in the line of duty Saturday night. The suspect in custody was identified as 18-year-old William Chase Johnson. (Nov. 25) Β 
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John Williams on reworking the classics – his own

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Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams recording "Schindler's List"

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