Thursday, May 18, 8902

Meredith Willson (1902) - The Music Man (1957)

[Robert] Meredith Willson (1902)

The Music Man (1957)

Main Title - Rock Island - Iowa Stubborn

Robert Meredith Willson (May 18, 1902 - June 15, 1984) was an American composer, songwriter, conductor, and playwright.

He is best known for writing the book, music, and lyrics for the hit musical The Music Man, which won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1958. The cast recording of The Music Man won the first Grammy Award given for best cast album. Willson also is remembered for his work on films, the Burns and Allen radio program, among other radio shows, and was nominated for two Academy Awards.

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