Victor Young was a famed composer-conductor who made his American debut as a violinist in 1921.
Young was born in Chicago in 1900, the son of Polish emigrants. He began to study violin before he was 5 and was sent to Warsaw to study when he was 8. His professional debut was made with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
After his American debut he worked in Hollywood and after attracting national attention, became concertmaster at the Central Park Theatre in Chicago.
A pioneer in symphonic jazz, he wrote more than 75 popular hits after composing "Sweet Sue" in 1928.
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