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Born: August 21, 1945 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA Profession: Music ...
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Grew up in Orange County, California; a piano prodigy, he won numerous competitions as a child
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Scored student films for directors John Milius and Randal Kleiser while at USC
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Began his professional career as a commercial and industrial film editor and scorer
1971:
Scoring debut for TV, "Congratulations, It's a Boy!" (ABC)
1973:
Feature scoring debut, "Extreme Close-Up"
1978:
First feature collaboration with Milius, "Big Wednesday"
1980:
Music conductor and director for feature, "The Blue Lagoon"; first professional collaboration with Kleiser
1984:
Composer for Universal Studios tour attraction, "The Adventures of Conan: A Sword and Sorcery Spectacle"
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Wrote the theme music for TV show "Misfits of Science"
1989:
Scored music for TV miniseries, "Lonesome Dove", picking up an Emmy for his efforts; first collaboration with director Simon Wincer
1990:
Composed song "Payoff", as well as scoring "Hunt for Red October"
1991:
Played the synthesizer for the feature, "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man"
1995:
Music scoring producer credit, "Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home"
1996:
Composed and conducted "Tradition of the Games" for the opening ceremonies of 1th 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta
1997:
Composed and conducted music for Paul Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers"
1998:
Scored Bille August's version of "Les Miserables"

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