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Also Known As: Died: June 8, 2034
Born: January 30, 1915 Cause of Death: car accident
Birth Place: Hattiesburg, Mississippi Profession:

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Acclaimed international composer who first gained prominence with the emergence of the French New Wave. Delerue's prolific output includes ballets, operas, chamber pieces, orchestral works, a series of vocal melodies for the poems of Paul Eluard, and music for TV and plays.In the 1950s Delerue scored over 20 short films, including some documentaries directed by Alain Resnais. He moved into features with Pierre Kast's "Le Bel Age" (1959) and contributed memorable, evocative scores to New Wave features like Agnes Varda's "Opera-Mouffe" (1958), Resnais's "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959, the waltz theme on the jukebox), Truffaut's "Jules et Jim" (1961) and Godard's "Le Mepris/Contempt" (1963). Delerue's first US film was John Huston's "A Walk with Love and Death" (1969) and highlights of his prolific international career include "A Man for All Seasons" (1966), "Women in Love" (1969), "Julia" (1977) and "Platoon" (1986). His score for "A Little Romance" won the 1979 Oscar. Delerue's most frequent collaborators were Truffaut and Philippe De Broca, for whom he scored 16 films.

Acclaimed international composer who first gained prominence with the emergence of the French New Wave. Delerue's prolific output includes ballets, operas, chamber pieces, orchestral works, a series of vocal melodies for the poems of Paul Eluard, and music for TV and plays.

In the 1950s Delerue scored over 20 short films, including some documentaries directed by Alain Resnais. He moved into features with Pierre Kast's "Le Bel Age" (1959) and contributed memorable, evocative scores to New Wave features like Agnes Varda's "Opera-Mouffe" (1958), Resnais's "Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959, the waltz theme on the jukebox), Truffaut's "Jules et Jim" (1961) and Godard's "Le Mepris/Contempt" (1963). Delerue's first US film was John Huston's "A Walk with Love and Death" (1969) and highlights of his prolific international career include "A Man for All Seasons" (1966), "Women in Love" (1969), "Julia" (1977) and "Platoon" (1986). His score for "A Little Romance" won the 1979 Oscar. Delerue's most frequent collaborators were Truffaut and Philippe De Broca, for whom he scored 16 films.

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CAST: (feature film)

2.
 Shoot the Works (1934) Lily Racquel
3.
 Little Miss Marker (1934) Bangles Carson
4.
 Wharf Angel (1934) Toy [also known as Mary]
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"Dorothy Dell had the potential to become a star--maybe a Paramount Alice Faye, maybe better. She had the blonde good looks and a combination of wise-gal tongue and soft-gal heart."--John Springer and Jack Hamilton ("They Had Faces Then")

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father:
Elbert Goff.
mother:
Lillian Goff.

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