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James Horner

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Birthday
14, 1953
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Jun 22, 2015 (61)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
14, 1953
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Death Date
Jun 22, 2015 (61)

About

Acclaimed film composer who won two Academy Awards for his work on the soundtrack for the 1997 film Titanic. He also earned Academy Award nominations for scoring Aliens (1986), Field of Dreams (1989), Apollo 13 (1995), Braveheart (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001) and Avatar (2009).

Before Fame

He began playing piano when he was five years old. He received a bachelor's degree from USC, then went on to earn his doctorate from UCLA.

Trivia

He composed the song "Cutting Cards" for the HBO horror anthology series Tales from the Crypt.

Family Life

He was born to Austrian Jewish immigrants. His father Harry was a production designer, set designer, and film director. He fathered two daughters with longtime partner Sarah Horner.

Associated With

He co-wrote the Titanic theme song "My Heart Will Go On" with Will Jennings, while Celine Dion provided the vocals.