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Also Known As: Died: December 7, 1998
Born: March 16, 1920 Cause of Death: stroke
Birth Place: Surrey, England, GB Profession: Music ...
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Taught at the Royal College of Music
1948:
First film score for "The Guinea Pig"
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Scored the music for several stage productions of the new British playwrights at the Royal Court Theatre including John Osborne's "The Entertainer", "Luther" in the mid-1950s
1959:
First film collaboration with director Tony Richardson, "Look Back in Anger"
1963:
Received an Oscar for his musical score for Richardson's "Tom Jones"
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Composed British musical revue, "Cranks" and the stage musicals "The Amazons" and "Popkiss"
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Wrote score for ballets, "Carte Blanche" and "Cat's Cradle"
1976:
Moved to California; began working in television
1976:
Scored "The Seven-Per-Cent Solution"
1977:
Earned a BAFTA for his music score for the WWII drama "A Bridge Too Far"
1978:
Scored the NBC mininseries "Centennial"
1978:
Reteamed with Richardson for the TV-movie "A Death in Canaan" (CBS)
1984:
Composed the theme for the CBS series "Murder, She Wrote"
1984:
Provided the songs and the musical underscoring for the CBS miniseries "Ellis Island"
1989:
Final film score, "To Die For", a vampire drama
1990:
Scored the NBC mininseries "The Phantom of the Opera"
1990:
Settled in Vermont
1998:
Premiered his Bassoon Concertina in Manchester, England

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