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List of famous conductors, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top conductors in the world? This includes the most prominent conductors, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable conductors is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic conductors were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned conductors.

List is made up of a variety of people, including Frank Zappa and Frank Sinatra.

From reputable, prominent, and well known conductors to the lesser known conductors of today, these are some of the best professionals in the conductor field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous conductors ever?" and "What are the names of famous conductors?" then you're in the right place. (1520 items)
Frank Sinatra is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Conductors
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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

Age: Died at 83 (1915-1998)

Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States of America

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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#5 on The Best Singers of All Time

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

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Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Conductors
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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

Age: Died at 53 (1940-1993)

Birthplace: Area code 443, Baltimore, Area code 667, United States of America, United States, + more

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

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

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#56 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#40 on The Greatest Jazz Guitarists of All Time

#68 on Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

#61 on The Best Frontmen in Rock

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Jackie Gleason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Conductors
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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

Age: Died at 71 (1916-1987)

Birthplace: Bushwick, New York City, New York, United States of America

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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#61 on The Funniest People of All Time

#36 on The Best TV Actors of All Time

#61 on The Most Original Comedians

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

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Harry Connick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Conductors
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Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr. is an American singer, musician and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has had ...more

Age: 49

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Profession: Conductor, Arranger, Songwriter, Pianist, Musician, + more

Credits: The Iron Giant, American Idol, Pistol Pete: The Life and Times of Pete Maravich, The Godfather: Part III

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#58 on The Best Reality Show Judges

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#17 on The Greatest Crooners of All Time

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