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Leopold Stokowski

AKA Leopold Antoni Stanislaw Boleslawowicz Stokowski

Born: 18-Apr-1882
Birthplace: London, England [1]
Died: 13-Sep-1977
Location of death: Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, East Finchley Cemetery, London, England

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

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: American Symphony Orchestra


[1] Per birth certificate, 18 April 1882, born at 13 Upper Marylebone Street (New Cavendish Street), London. Stokowski frequently lied about both the date and location of his birth.

Father: Kopernik Józef Boleslawowicz Stokowski (cabinetmaker)
Mother: Annie Marion Moore
Wife: Olga Samaroff ("Lucie Hickenlooper", pianist, m. 24-Apr-1911, div. 1923, one daughter)
Daughter: Sonia
Wife: Evangeline Brewster Johnson (Johnson & Johnson heiress, m. 1926, div. 1937, two daughters)
Daughter: Gloria Luba Stokowski
Daughter: Andrea Sadja Stokowski
Wife:
Gloria Vanderbilt (fashion designer, m. 21-Apr-1945, div. 1955, two sons)
Son: Leopold Stanislaus Stokowski (b. 1950)
Son: Christopher Stokowski (b. 1955)

    University: Royal College of Music, London

    American Symphony Orchestra Founder and Music Director (1962-72)
    Houston Symphony Music Director (1955-61)
    New York Philharmonic Co-Principal Conductor (1949-50)
    Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director (1912-38)
    Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director (1909-12)
    Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity 1914 (Honorary)
    Polish Ancestry Paternal
    Irish Ancestry Maternal

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Carnegie Hall (28-Feb-1947) · Himself
    Fantasia (13-Nov-1940) · Himself
    One Hundred Men and a Girl (5-Sep-1937) · Himself
    The Big Broadcast of 1937 (6-Oct-1936) · Himself


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