Werner Janssen

Werner Janssen was born on June 1, 1899 in New York. Conductor and composer of multiple film scores, including "A Night in Casablanca" from 1936. He formed the Janssen Symphony in 1940.
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When Werner Janssen die, Werner Janssen was 91 years old.

Popular As Werner Janssen
Occupation Composer
Age 91 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born June 1, 1899 (New York)
Birthday June 1
Town/City New York
Nationality New York

🌙 Zodiac

Werner Janssen’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Werner Janssen was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Conductor and Composer of multiple film scores, including "A Night in Casablanca" from 1936. He formed the Janssen Symphony in 1940.

Before Fame

He studied piano with one of Franz Liszt's students. He received a Juilliard Fellowship. He created many new compositions, including "Louisiana Suite," while he studied in Rome.


His first official film score, "The General Died at Dawn" from 1936, received an Academy Award nomination. He also scored "Blockade" from 1938, "The House Across the Bay" from 1940, and "Uncle Vanya from 1957.

Family Life

His father was the owner of the New York restaurant Hof Brau Haus. He married Ann Harding with whom he had a child named Grace Kaye. His second wife, Christina Heintzmann, had three children with him: Werner Janssen Jr., Alice Janssen Krelle, and Jennifer Janssen.

Associated With

He and Jerome Kern both composed music for Tin Pan Alley.

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