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James Newton Howard

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Birthday
9, 1951
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
9, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Los Angeles, CA

About

One of the most renowned film composers in the history of cinema. He is a multiple-time Oscar nominee for his work on scores for films like The Fugitive.

Before Fame

He majored in Piano Performance at the USC School of Music but dropped out after just six weeks of schooling.

Trivia

He toured as a keyboardist with Elton John's band in 1975.

Family Life

He married Sophie Howard in 1992. His grandmother was a highly-respected violinist in the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Associated With

He is known for his ominous musical contributions to the films of director M. Night Shyamalan.