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Henry Mancini

Henry Mancini

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Also Known As: Died: June 14, 1994
Born: April 16, 1924 Cause of Death: complications from liver and pancreatic cancer
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, USA Profession: Music ...
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Obtained first instrument, a piccolo, at age eight; later learned the flute and piano
1946:
Joined Glenn Miller Band (under direction of Tex Beneke) as pianist and arranger
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Went to work for Universal-International as staff composer where he wrote scores for over 100 films including "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954) for which he received his first Oscar nomination
1952:
First film work, as uncredited arranger on the Abbott and Costello comedy, "Lost in Alaska"
1954:
First film credit for title song, "Six Bridges to Cross" and for music adaptation and song, "The Glenn Miller Story"
1954:
Received first Oscar nomination, for "Best Scoring of a Musical Picture", for "The Glenn Miller Story"
1958:
Created now-classic theme for TV detective series, "Peter Gunn"; also first notable TV composition and first collaboration with writer-director Blake Edwards
1959:
Became an RCA recording artist
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Composed his first score for a TV series, the CBS adventure, "Mr. Lucky"
1960:
Association with Universal ended with his work on the film, "The Great Imposter"
1960:
First of 27 feature collaborations with writer-producer-director Blake Edwards, "High Time"
1971:
Hosted and served as music director for three syndicated TV specials highlighting his compositions, "Monsanto Presents Mancini"
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Composed music for the CBS TV series, "Cade's County"
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Composed music for the NBC mystery series, "Columbo", in the 1970s
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Hosted and served as music director of the syndicated variety series, "The Mancini Generation"
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Provided music for the NBC sci-fi adventure series, "The Invisible Man"
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Provided music for the ABC sitcom, "What's Happening"
1976:
Composed music for first TV miniseries, "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'"
1977:
Composed music for the NBC TV series, "Kingston: Confidential"
1983:
Last original theme music composition for a TV series, the ABC anthology drama, "Hotel"
1986:
Received last of 18 Oscar nominations, in the category of "Best Song", for the title tune of Blake Edwards's comedy, "That's Life"
1987:
Career feted on the PBS variety show, "Mancini and Friends"
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Last TV collaborations with Blake Edwards, the TV-movies "Justin Case" and "Peter Gunn"
1991:
Last TV theme music composition, "Democrats: A Presidential Debate"
1992:
Composed music for the syndicated revival of the game show, "Tic Tac Dough"
1993:
Last feature film credit as well as last feature collaboration with Blake Edwards, "Son of the Pink Panther"
1993:
Last major TV appearance, on the Disney Channel's variety concert special, "Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra"
1994:
Began undergoing treatments for blood clots and cancer
1994:
Made one of last public appearances on April 19 at gala celebrating his 70th birthday at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA
1995:
Made Broadway debut as composer (posthumously) with Blake Edwards' stage version of "Victor/Victoria"

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