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George Walker (Composer)

Born: 27th June 1922, Washington, D.C., U.S.A

Died: 23rd August 2018, Montclair, New Jersey, U.S.A

Nationality: American

George Theophilus Walker was an American composer, pianist, and organist, who was the first African American to have won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. He received the Pulitzer for his work Lilacs in 1996.

Walker was married to pianist and scholar Helen Walker-Hill (May 26, 1936 – August 8, 2013) between 1960 and 1975.

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