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Also Known As: Died: February 6, 2010
Born: September 20, 1927 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Essex, England, GB Profession: composer, conductor

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Songwriter and performer whose jazz-oriented scores enhanced several British films of the 1960s. Frequent collaborator with directors Karel Reisz and Joseph Losey.

Songwriter and performer whose jazz-oriented scores enhanced several British films of the 1960s. Frequent collaborator with directors Karel Reisz and Joseph Losey.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 The Servant (1964) Jazz band leader
2.
 All Night Long (1963)
3.
 Sapphire (1959)
4.
 6.5 Special (1958)
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1959:
First film as composer, Karel Reisz's medium-length documentary "We Are the Lambeth Boys"
1960:
First feature as composer, Joseph Losey's "The Criminal/The Concrete Jungle"

Education

Royal Academy of Music: -

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wife:
Cleo Laine. Singer, actor. Born on October 28, 1927; married in 1958.

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son:
Alec Dankworth. Musician.
daughter:
Jacqueline Dankworth. Singer, actor. Performs with group Field of Blur.

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"Jazz in Revolution" Constable

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