Great Performances

5 Fabulous Facts: John Williams

Clip: Season 49 Episode 8 | 1m 13s | Video has closed captioning.

Learn five facts about the Oscar-winning composer, John Williams. Learn how Williams' music career began in the U.S. Air Force, how he got his start in Hollywood, and how his chance meeting with Steven Spielberg led to one of the most iconic partnerships in film history.

Aired: 11/12/21

Rating: NR

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