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Born: April 26, 1940 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: composer, music producer, musician, screenwriter, producer, director, editor

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A prolific composer and producer of albums for popular artists, most notably Donna Summer, Moroder has provided pulsing, synthesized scores for films such as "Midnight Express" (1978) and "American Gigolo" (1980) and song scores for "Foxes" (1980), "Flashdance" (1983), "Electric Dreams" (1984) and "Let It Ride" (1989). He received three Oscars for his score for "Midnight Express" and shared the awards for the songs "Flashdance . . . What a Feeling" and "Take My Breath Away" (from "Top Gun").

A prolific composer and producer of albums for popular artists, most notably Donna Summer, Moroder has provided pulsing, synthesized scores for films such as "Midnight Express" (1978) and "American Gigolo" (1980) and song scores for "Foxes" (1980), "Flashdance" (1983), "Electric Dreams" (1984) and "Let It Ride" (1989). He received three Oscars for his score for "Midnight Express" and shared the awards for the songs "Flashdance . . . What a Feeling" and "Take My Breath Away" (from "Top Gun").

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  Special Tree, A (1996) Director

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 Modulations (1998)
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 Electric Dreams (1984) Radio Producer
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 Metropolis (1926)
4.
 100 Greatest Dance Songs, The (2000) Interviewee
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Moved from Italy to Munich
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Established Musicland Studios
1969:
Released debut single "Looky, Looky"
1972:
Debut LP, "Son of My Father" released
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Formed a production partnership with musician Pete Bellotte
1974:
First collaboration with Donna Summer, "Lady of the Night"; with Bellotte would go on to produce and co-write songs for the Boston-based songstress for six prolific years
1975:
Summer's 17-minute smash "Love to Love You Baby" released, sparking wave of "disco fever"
1977:
Released Donna Summer's "I Remember Yesterday", featuring the hit single "I Feel Love"
1978:
Film composing debut, scoring Alan Parker's "Midnight Express"; won Academy Award for Best Original Score
1979:
Donna Summer's hit single-packed double LP "Bad Girls" released
1980:
Final collaboration of the Summer/Bellotte/Moroder hitmaking team, Summer's LP "The Wanderer"
1980:
Produced and composed the soundtrack for "American Gigolo"; co-wrote hit theme "Call Me" with Blondie's Debbie Harry
1983:
Co-wrote the Irene Cara hit "Flashdance... What a Feeling"
1983:
Composed score for Brian De Palma's "Scarface"
1984:
Composed song score for, and had cameo role in, the computer-themed romance "Electric Dreams"
1984:
Produced and composed the "original soundtrack" for Fritz Lang's silent classic "Metropolis"
1986:
Wrote the hit songs "Take My Breath Away" and "Danger Zone" for the film "Top Gun", winning his third Academy Award for the former
1987:
Composed song score for the action film "Over the Top", including the Kenny Loggins hit "Meet Me Half Way"
1988:
Was associate producer and songwriter for the Italian thriller "Mamba"
1992:
Contributed score to the German-Italian sci-fi feature "Jackpot"
1996:
Produced, directed, wrote, edited and composed the score for the experimental computer animated short "A Special Tree"
1998:
Composed the score for the electronic music documentary "Modulations"; was also a featured interviewee
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