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Walter Damrosch

AKA Walter Johannes Damrosch

Born: 30-Jan-1862
Birthplace: Breslau, Silesia, Germany
Died: 22-Dec-1950
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor, ME

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Conductor, popularizer of music

Father: Leopold Damrosch (conductor, b. 22-Oct-1832, d. 15-Feb-1885)
Mother: Helene von Heimburg
Brother: Frank Damrosch (music educator, b. 22-Jun-1859, 22-Oct-1937)
Wife: Margaret Blaine (dau. of James G. Blaine, m. 17-May-1890, d. 28-Jul-1949, four daughters)
Daughter: Gretchen D. Finletter

    NBC Radio Musical Advisor (1927-47)
    New York Symphony Society (1903-26)
    New York Philharmonic Music Director (1902-03)
    Damrosch Opera Company Founder and Conductor (1894-99)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters President (1941-48)
    National Institute of Arts and Letters President (1937-41)
    French Legion of Honor

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Carnegie Hall (28-Feb-1947) · Himself
    The Star Maker (25-Aug-1939)

Author of books:
My Musical Life (1923, memoir)


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