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Stokowski Death #254123

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 13, 1977
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(Studio) Conductor Leopold Stokowski, who led Philadelphia Orchestra for years and founded American Symphony Orchestra, dies in south England at age 95.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) (Film from television program "Who's Who", January 4, 1977, shown.) Report on Stokowski and his contribution to musical world. He helped Walt Disney bring classical music to millions, include Mickey Mouse, in film "Fantasia." (Scenes from "Fantasia" shown.) Controversy was part of conductor's life and music; was one of 1st to play new music of Mahler, Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Prokofiev. [STOKOWSKI - has mental disease of being egocentric.] He had romance with Greta Garbo and was married 3 times, once to Gloria Vanderbilt. Stokowski said it was music and emotional involvement he felt with it that gave him long life. [STOKOWSKI - talks of emotion and life.]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David

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