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Born: February 8, 1932 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Flushing, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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Began music studies as a child, learning trombone, trumpet and clarinet
1948:
Moved to Los Angeles with family
1952:
Served in the U.S. Air Force
1954:
After Air Force service, worked as jazz pianist in New York while attending Juilliard
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Returned to Los Angeles
1957:
Composed music for the TV series "Bachelor Father" (CBS)
1959:
Did orchestrations for the feature film "Gidget"
1960:
Scored first feature film "Because They're Young"
1967:
Received first Academy Award nomination for "Valley of the Dolls"
1969:
Earned first Academy Award nomination for Original Score for "The Reivers"
1971:
Won first Academy Award for adapting the score for the film version of "Fiddler on the Roof"
1974:
First collaboration with Steven Spielberg, "The Sugarland Express"
1975:
Re-teamed with Spielberg for the director's second film "Jaws"
1977:
Scored the memorable music for "Star Wars"; the soundtrack sold over four million copies
1977:
Again collaborated with Spielberg for "Close Encounters of the Third Kind"; earned an Academy Award nomination
1980:
Returned to score "The Empire Strikes Back"; introduced "The Imperial March" as the theme for Darth Vader and the Galactic Empire; earned an Academy Award nomination
1981:
Composed the music for "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; earned an Academy Award nomination
1982:
Provided the score for Spielberg's "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
1983:
Scored the final film in the "Star Wars" trilogy, "Return of the Jedi"; earned an Academy Award nomination
1984:
Returned to score, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"; earned an Academy Award nomination
1985:
Composed the theme for "NBC Nightly News"
1987:
Scored Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun"; earned an Academy Award nomination
1989:
First screen collaboration with Oliver Stone, "Born on the Fourth of July"; earned an Academy Award nomination
1989:
Scored the music for "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"; earned an Academy Award nomination
1991:
Received two Oscar nominations for scoring the music for Spielberg's "Hook" and Stone's "JFK"
1993:
Won fifth Academy Award for Spielberg's "Schindler's List"
1997:
Earned another Oscar nomination for Spielberg's "Amistad"
1998:
Teamed with Spielberg for the 18th time on "Saving Private Ryan"
1999:
Provided the themes and underscore to George Lucas' "Star Wars: Episode I ¿ The Phantom Menace"
1999:
Devised the piano-dominated score of "Angela's Ashes"; earned 38th Academy Award nomination
2001:
Received Oscar nominations for Spielberg's "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" and for the film adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
2002:
Scored the theme music for the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics
2002:
Returned to score the music for "Star Wars: Episode II ¿ The Attack of the Clones"
2002:
Scored Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can"; received an Academy Award nomination
2003:
Earned 2 Grammy nominations for his work on "Catch Me If You Can" and "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets"
2004:
Composed the music for "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"; received Grammy and Oscar nominations for Best Score
2005:
Earned Oscar nominations for Rob Marshall's "Memoirs of a Geisha" and Steven Spielberg's "Munich" for Original Score
2005:
Conducted music for "Star Wars Episode III ¿ Revenge of the Sith"
2006:
Received Grammy and Oscar nominations for the films, "Munich" and "Memoirs of a Geisha"
2008:
Re-teamed with Spielberg for "Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull"; earned two Grammy nominations
2011:
Composed music for the Spielberg directed films "The Adventures of Tintin" and "War Horse"
2012:
Re-teamed with director Spielberg for "Lincoln"

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