Sir Malcolm Arnold

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Birthday
21, 1921
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 23, 2006 (84)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
21, 1921
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 23, 2006 (84)

About

Trumpeter and famous English composer known for his work on movie scores, for theatre and ballet, and for symphonies.

Before Fame

He took up trumpet after seeing Louis Armstrong play when he was twelve years old and won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music when he was seventeen.

Trivia

He acted as conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for Deep Purple's Concerto for Group and Orchestra recording.

Family Life

He was married twice, but both ended in divorce; he tried to commit suicide twice after he and his second wife separated.

Associated With

He composed a lot of film music during his life including for Bridge on the River Kwai, which starred William Holden.