Henry Mancini

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Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Death Date
Jun 14, 1994 (70)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
16, 1924
Birthplace
Cleveland, OH
Death Date
Jun 14, 1994 (70)

About

Grammy Award winner who wrote many legendary film and TV scores, including "Moon River" and the theme of "The Pink Panther" film series. He was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1995.

Before Fame

He took a break from his studies at the Julliard School of Music after being drafted by the United States Army to fight in World War II.

Trivia

He won 20 Grammy Awards and was nominated for 72 throughout his lifetime. He wrote the scores for "The Thorn Birds," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Days of Wine and Roses," and the themes for "Peter Gunn," "Newhart," "Hotel," and "Remington Steel," just to name a few.

Family Life

He married Virginia O'Connor on September 13, 1947, and the couple had three children together.

Associated With

He contributed the score to "Touch of Evil," Orson Welles' crime-thriller masterpiece from 1958.