Maurice Jarre

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Birthday
13, 1924
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 28, 2009 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1924
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Mar 28, 2009 (84)

About

Won three Oscars for Best Original Score for 1962's "Lawrence of Arabia," 1965's "Doctor Zhivago," and "A Passage to India" from 1984.

Before Fame

He wrote his first film score in 1951 while in France, where he also served as the Théâtre National Populaire director.

Trivia

He composed "Lara's Theme" for "Doctor Zhivago," which provided the tune for the mid-sixties smash pop hit "Somewhere My Love" by Paul Francis Webster.

Family Life

He enrolled in the Paris Conservatory against his father's wishes. He was married to Fong F. Khong from 1984 until his death.

Associated With

He was best known for his collaborations with David Lean.