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Leopold B. Stanislw Antoni Stokowski

Birthplace: London, Greater London, UK
Death: Died in Great Britain
Immediate Family:

Son of Kopernik Jozef Boleslawowicz Stokowski and Annie Marion Stokowski
Ex-husband of Evangeline Love Brewster Merrill; Olga Samaroff and Gloria Laura Vanderbilt
Father of <private> Rhodes (Stokowski); <private> Greenwood (Stokowski); <private> Thorbecke (Stokowski); <private> Stokowski and <private> Stokowski

Occupation: Maestro
Managed by: Darlene Patricia Potts
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About Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski was a British-born American orchestral conductor, well known for his free-hand performing style that spurned the traditional baton and for obtaining a characteristically sumptuous sound from many of the great orchestras he conducted.

In America, Stokowski performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. He was also the founder of the All-American Youth Orchestra, the New York City Symphony, the Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra and The American Symphony Orchestra. He conducted the music for and appeared in Disney's Fantasia and was also noted for being portrayed by Bugs Bunny in the 1948 Looney Tunes episode Long-Haired Hare. Stokowski, who made his official conducting debut in 1909, appeared in public for the last time in 1975 but continued making recordings until June 1977, a few months before his death at the age of 95.

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Leopold Stokowski's Timeline

April 18, 1882
London, Greater London, UK
Age 43
Age 54
September 13, 1977
Age 95
Great Britain