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|Also Known As:||Died:||December 2, 1990|
|Born:||November 14, 1900||Cause of Death:||respiratory failure brought on by pneumonia and two strokes|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Music ... composer conductor pianist author lecturer|
Distinguished 20th-century composer who brought a melodic, richly textured sophistication to his occasional film scoring. Like the Soviet composer Prokofiev, his work had a distinctly national flavor, perhaps best exemplified in the folksy but still intensely dramatic music he created for "Of Mice and Men" (1939), "Our Town" (1944) and "The Red Pony" (1948).
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