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Also Known As: Died: July 27, 1995
Born: April 18, 1907 Cause of Death: pneumonia
Birth Place: Budapest, HU Profession: Music ...
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1912:
Began studying violin (date approximate)
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In his 20s, wrote first ballet score
1939:
Scored Zoltan Korda's impressive adventure "The Four Feathers"
1940:
Wrote an ornate dramatic score for "The Thief of Bagdad"
1942:
Scored "The Jungle Book"
1943:
Began association with Billy Wilder with his extraordinary score for the director's "Five Graves to Cairo"
1944:
Wrote memorable noir music for the Wilder classic "Double Indemnity"
1945:
Employed the eerie harmonics of a theramin in his score for "The Lost Weekend"
1945:
Composed the enchanting Oscar-winning score for "Spellbound"
1947:
Won second Academy Award for his work on "A Double Life"
1950:
Composed the spare but powerful music of "The Asphalt Jungle"
1953:
Scored Joseph L Mankiewicz's "Julius Caesar"
1956:
Wrote the moving score for the Vincent Van Gogh biopic "Lust for Life"
1959:
Scored the Biblical epic "Ben-Hur", winning his third Academy Award
1961:
Wrote an appropriately grand score for the epic "El Cid"
1974:
Returned to Hungary for first time since he left
1977:
Served as music director for Alain Resnais' "Providence"
1979:
Scored the time travel tale "Time After Time"
1982:
Wrote the score for the film noir spoof "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"

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