Władysław Szpilman Rank
About Władysław Szpilman
Although Władysław Szpilman had been a celebrated pianist and composer, to many people, he is remembered best as the author of “The Pianist”. The book, which is Szpilman’s memoir, described in detail his life as a Polish-Jew during the holocaust.
Prior to the German occupation of Poland, he worked as the in-house pianist of Polish Radio from 1935 after pursuing music studies in Germany. At the time, he rose to fame for his jazz and classical music performances and his compositions.
He lost his parents, two sisters and brother after they were taken to an extermination camp called Treblinka. He was the father of dentist and composer Andrzej Szpilman and one other son, both from his marriage to Halina Grzecznarowska.
“The Pianist” was chosen as “Book of the Year” in 1999 by the likes of Sunday Times, Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe.
He died in July 2000. He was 88.
Władysław Szpilman Rank
Władysław Szpilman's Popularity
Władysław Szpilman was a famous Polish pianist and composer, who was born on December 5, 1911. As a person born on this date, Władysław Szpilman is listed in our database as the 41st most popular celebrity for the day (December 5) and the 11th most popular for the year (1911).
People born on December 5 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. Władysław Szpilman is the 775th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to Władysław Szpilman's birthday, Władysław Szpilman is the 12th most famous Polish.
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