Leopold Stokowski

Highest Rated: 94% Fantasia (1940)
Lowest Rated: 81% Fantasia 2000 (2000)
Birthday: Invalid date
Birthplace: Not Available
Symphony conductor Leopold Stokowski is credited with making the Philadelphia Orchestra into one of the world's finest and for repopularizing classical music, making it more accessible to mass audiences. Of Polish-Irish extraction, he got his professional start as an organist at the St. James Church in London at age 18. He moved to the U.S. near the turn of the century and became a citizen in 1915. With his signature white hair and handsome face, Stokowski made his movie debut opposite Deanna Durbin in her smash hit One Hundred Men and a Girl in 1937. Three years later, he persuaded Walt Disney to make the classical music-based animated feature Fantasia. In 1941, he was awarded a special Oscar for his "unique achievement in creating a new form of visualized music." In the early '60s, Stokowski founded the American Symphony Orchestra and launched a series of cross-country and world tours. Stokowski continued recording music up until he died at age 95.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Fantasia - 75th Anniversary Actor 2015
No Score Yet Great Recordings of the Century Actor 2008
No Score Yet Leopold Stokowski: Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Actor 2003
81% Fantasia 2000 Conductor ("Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment) 2000
No Score Yet Carnegie Hall Himself Guest Artist 1947
94% Fantasia Himself 1940
No Score Yet Leopold Stokowski: Legend Actor 1940
83% 100 Men and a Girl Himself 1937
No Score Yet The Big Broadcast of 1937 Himself 1937