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Born: April 13, 1942 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA Profession: Music ...
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1973:
Acted as music supervisor, "Blume In Love", directed by Mazursky
1984:
Contributed music to ABC presentation of the Olympics
1998:
Returned for a record 12th time as musical director of the Academy Awards telecast
1950:
Taught to play piano by his father (date approximate)
1983:
Won Oscar for scoring "The Right Stuff"
1989:
Wrote the theme to the ABC newsmagazine "Primetime Live"
1978:
Wrote the underscore for Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman"
1982:
Wrote theme and composed musical score for "Rocky III"
1994:
Composed the underscore for the ABC miniseries "John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III"
1986:
Provided the music for the miniseries sequel "North and South: Book II" (ABC)
1981:
Received second Best Original Song Academy Award nomination for the theme to the James Bond film "For Your Eyes Only"
1984:
Reteamed with John G Avildsen to provide the music for "The Karate Kid"; also scored its three sequels
1997:
Scored Alan J Pakula's "The Devil's Own"
1985:
Scored the ABC miniseries "North and South"
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While attending Juilliard, formed a jazz trio
1974:
Wrote the score for Mazursky's "Harry and Tonto"
1981:
Wrote the theme music for the hit ABC series "Dynasty"
1978:
Appeared onscreen as a rehearsal pianist in the film "Slow Dancing in the Big City"; also composed the score
1976:
Composed the theme to the TV series "Executive Suite" (CBS)
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Formed first band at age 15
1977:
Initial participation as musical director at the annual telecast of the Academy Awards
1979:
Reteamed with Stallone to provide the music for "Rocky II"
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Returned to the USA to live
1976:
Scored the hit film "Rocky", directed by John G Avildsen; earned an Academy Award nomination for the theme song "Gonna Fly Now"
1994:
Wrote the theme to the ABC newsmagazine "Turning Point"
1988:
Again contributed music to ABC's presentation of the Olympics
1991:
Became principal Pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
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Born in Providence, Rhode Island
1971:
Met Paul Mazursky at the Venice Film Festival
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Moved to Miami, Florida with family while a teenager
1967:
Moved to Rome, Italy to study opera composition scored first film, "Candidate for a Killing"
1981:
Provided the theme music for the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"
1987:
Scored James L Brooks' Oscar-nominated "Broadcast News"
1978:
Scored Sylvester Stallone's directorial debut, "Paradise Alley"
1990:
Served as musical director for the annual telecasts of the Academy Awards

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