Tuesday, June 14, 2016

REMEMBERING HENRY MANCINI

Who died this date in 1994...

Enrico Nicola "Henry" Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.

His best known works include the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series ("The Pink Panther Theme"), his "Moon River" to Breakfast at Tiffany's, and the theme to the Peter Gunn television series. Read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Mancini

1 comment:

  1. We had all his albums growing up. They were a staple, along with Frank Sinatra, of what my mom called her "smart dinner parties".

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