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Also Known As: Nino Rotta Died: April 10, 1979
Born: December 31, 1911 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Italy Profession: composer

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Acclaimed symphonic and operatic composer who began writing film scores in the mid-1940s and enjoyed consistent success in the field. Rota is best known for his 25-year association with Fellini--notably on "La Strada" (1954), "La Dolce Vita" (1959) and "8 1/2" (1963)--and for his work on Visconti's "The Leopard" (1963) and Coppola's "Godfather" films.

Acclaimed symphonic and operatic composer who began writing film scores in the mid-1940s and enjoyed consistent success in the field. Rota is best known for his 25-year association with Fellini--notably on "La Strada" (1954), "La Dolce Vita" (1959) and "8 1/2" (1963)--and for his work on Visconti's "The Leopard" (1963) and Coppola's "Godfather" films.

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 Fellini (2001) Himself
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Education

Accademia di Santa Cecilia: -
Curtis Institute of Music: Philadelphia , Pennsylvania -

Notes

His score for "The Godfather" (1972) was originally one of the five films nominated for Best Original Score but was later withdrawn and declared ineligible because the composer recycled themes used in 1958's "Fortunella".

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