Vince Guaraldi

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Birthday
17, 1928
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Feb 6, 1976 (47)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1928
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Feb 6, 1976 (47)

About

American jazz pianist and musician who is known best for composing music for the animated version of the Peanuts comic strip.

Before Fame

He went to San Francisco State University and served in the Army as a cook in the Korean War.

Trivia

He won a Grammy Award in the Best Original Jazz Composition category for the song "Cast your Fate to the Wind".

Family Life

He changed his last name to Guaraldi after his mother Carmella divorced his biological father and married his stepfather, Tony Guaraldi.

Associated With

He composed music for Charles Schulz's cartoon Peanuts.