John Barry

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Birthday
3, 1933
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 30, 2011 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1933
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 30, 2011 (77)

About

Oscar winner who scored 11 "James Bond" films, as well as composing the "James Bond Theme." He was dubbed an OBE in 1999 for his contributions.

Before Fame

His band The John Barry Seven was founded in 1957, after which he gave up on the dream of arranging music for big bands.

Trivia

He won five Academy Awards, two for "Born Free" from 1966, one for "The Lion in Winter" from 1968, one for "Out of Africa" from 1985, and one for "Dances with Wolves" from 1990.

Family Life

He married Barbara Pickard in 1959, Jane Birkin in 1965, Jane Sidey in 1969, and finally, Laurie Barry on January 3, 1978. He had four children: Kate, Sian, JonPatrick and Suzy.

Associated With

He collaborated with Don Black on "Brighton Rock," a musical from 2004.