Johnny Green Overview

Johnny Green
Date of Birth
Oct 10, 1908
Birth Place:
New York City, NY

Biography

After a stab at studying economics at Harvard, 21-year-old New Yorker Johnny Green was hired as a rehearsal pianist at Paramount Pictures. Entering the movies at the dawn of the musical-comedy era, Green swiftly gained in experience and expertise; throughout the '30s he was a top musical arranger and bandleader, taking time out to compose such song hits as "Body and Soul." In 1949, Green was...