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List of notable or famous conductors from the United States, with bios and photos, including the top conductors born in the United States and even some popular conductors who immigrated to the United States. If you're trying to find out the names of famous American conductors then this list is the perfect resource for you. These conductors are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known conductor from the United States is included when available.

People here include everything from Frank Zappa to Frank Sinatra.

This historic conductors from the United States list can help answer the questions "Who are some American conductors of note?" and "Who are the most famous conductors from the United States?" These prominent conductors of the United States may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected American conductors.

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Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Conductors from the United States
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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra was an American singer, actor, director, and producer. Beginning his musical career in the swing era as a boy singer with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra found success as a solo artist from the early to mid-1940s after being signed by Columbia Records in 1943. ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1915-1998)

Birthplace: Hoboken, USA, New Jersey

Profession: Conductor, Film Producer, Actor, Singer

Credits: From Here to Eternity, Ocean's 11, The Manchurian Candidate, The Man with the Golden Arm

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#32 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#5 on The Best Singers of All Time

#53 on Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

#53 on The Coolest Actors Ever

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Conductors from the United States
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Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, bandleader, songwriter, composer, recording engineer, record producer, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1940-1993)

Profession: Conductor, Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Composer

Credits: Baby Snakes, Does Humor Belong in Music?, Uncle Meat, 200 Motels

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#53 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#41 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

#95 on The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

#60 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

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Jackie Gleason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Conductors from the United States
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John Herbert “Jackie” Gleason was an American comedian, actor, and musician. He was known for his brash visual and verbal comedy style, exemplified by his character Ralph Kramden in The Honeymooners. Among his notable film roles were Minnesota Fats in the 1961 drama The Hustler and Buford T. Justice ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1916-1987)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York, Bushwick

Profession: Film Score Composer, Stunt Performer, Comedian, Television producer, Musician, + more

Credits: Jackie Gleason: American Scene Magazine, Cavalcade of Stars, The Hustler, The Mike Douglas Show

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#62 on The Funniest People of All Time

#34 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

#64 on The Most Original Comedians

#23 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Emmy (for Acting)

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Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Conductors from the United States
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Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 ...more

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Age: 84

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer, Television producer, Musician, + more

Credits: The Color Purple, The Pawnbroker, In the Heat of the Night, Michael Jackson: Thriller

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#6 on The Weirdest Celebrity Middle Names

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