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Henry Mancini
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Composer
    (April 16, 1924-June 14, 1994)
    Raised in Pennsylvania
    Scored many Blake Edwards films 'Operation Petticoat (1959),' 'Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961),' 'Days of Wine and Roses (1962),' the 'Pink Panther' series, 'The Great Race (1965),' '10 (1979),' 'S.O.B. (1981)' and 'Victor/Victoria (1982)'
    Wrote music for the Abbott and Costello series, 'The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954),' 'This Island Earth (1955),' 'Touch of Evil (1958),' 'Imitation of Life (1958),' 'Hatari! (1962),' 'Wait Until Dark (1967),' 'The Great Santini (1979),' 'Mommie Dearest (1981)' and 'The Thorn Birds (1983)'
    Songs include 'Moon River,' 'Baby Elephant Walk' and the 'Peter Gunn' and 'Pink Panther' themes
    Composed Bob Newhart Show theme
    He played the flute.
    He would invite a fellow flute player over to have 'jam sessions' (must have been wild).
    He was a stickler about punctuality at his concerts.
    When audience members would arrive late, he would admonish them shouting: 'Where have you been? Did you have a good dinner?'
    He had a #1 hit record with 'Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet,' but it was actually just an arrangement of Nino Rota's music.
    One of his final scores was for the Bill Cosby stinker 'Ghost Dad.'
    He played with Benny Goodman's orchestra.
    He introduced jazz elements into film music.
    He won 4 Oscars, 20 Grammys and 2 Emmys.
    He was modest, and had a gentle personality.
    He was married to the same woman for over forty years.
    His picture was put on a commemorative stamp (2004).

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro


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