Werner Janssen, 91; Composer, Conductor

Werner Janssen, a composer and conductor who scored many films including "Blockade" and "The General Dies at Dawn," died in Stony Brook, N.Y., after a brief illness.

Janssen, who died on Sept. 19, was 91.

A New Yorker, Janssen studied at Dartmouth and in Europe and made his conducting debut in Rome. He was a guest conductor of major symphony orchestras in Europe and the United States, including the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics.

In Hollywood, he organized the Janssen Symphony, which he led from 1940 to 1952. Janssen was resident conductor of the San Diego Symphony from 1952 to 1954.

One of his three wives was actress Ann Harding.

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