Composer and songwriter known for his musical contributions to classic films like The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
He was a flutist who studied at the famous Julliard school of music.
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for his work on Apocalypse Now.
His son is famed film director Francis Ford Coppola.
He composed music for many of the films directed by his son, Francis Coppola.