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Elmer Bernstein

Real/Birth Name:
Elmer Bernstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Scores for moviees Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, The Great Escape, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, The Black Cauldron, Airplane!, Cape Fear, Animal House Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7083 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 28 March 1996.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Leonard Bernstein

Real/Birth Name:
Louis Bernstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Changed name at age 15. Musical play West Side Story, Candide. Kennedy Center Honors 1980. Television Academy Hall of Fame 1998. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1971. Theater Hall of Fame 1998. Television Hall of Fame 1990. Jewish-American Hall of Fame. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Victor Borge

Real/Birth Name:
Břrge Rosenbaum
Nickname(s):
The Clown Prince of Denmark
The Unmelancholy Dane
The Great Dane
Gender:
Male
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Death Date:
Age at Death:
91, 11 days before his 92nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Danish musician and comedian, pianist. Became a US citizen 1948. Movie Higher and Higher. Kennedy Center Honors 1999. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1990.

Edward "Major" Bowes

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Bowes
Also Known As:
Major Edward Bowes
Major Bowes
Nickname(s):
Major
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
71, 1 day before his 72nd birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Host, amateur talent radio show Major Bowes Amateur Hour Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1513 Vine Street for contributions to radio.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Ray Coniff

Real/Birth Name:
Joseph Raymond Coniff
Also Known As:
Engberg
Jay Raye
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85, 25 days before his 86th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Arranger for Mitch Miller. Group Ray Coniff Singers. Song Somewhere My Love based on the song Lara's Theme. Between 1957 and 1968, Conniff had 28 albums in the American Top 40. Died from a fall in his bathtub.

Carmine Coppola

Real/Birth Name:
Carmine Coppola
Also Known As:
Carmen Coppola
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
80
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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father of
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grandfather of
husband of
Italia Coppola, until he died.
Older than Italia Coppola by 2 years.
grandfather of
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Flutist. Scored movies The Godfather, Apocalypse Now. Won Oscar for the music of movie The Godfather: Part II. Music director for the Broadway stage production of play Once Upon a Mattress

Plácido Domingo

Real/Birth Name:
José Plácido Domingo Embil
Also Known As:
Placido Domingo
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
77
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Tenor. Member of The Three Tenors. Honorary Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth. Presidential Medal of Freedom 2002. Kennedy Center Honors 2000. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2007. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Carmen Dragon

Real/Birth Name:
Carmen Dragon
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Conductor of the orchestra Glendale Symphony Orchestra. Oscar for the score of movie Cover Girl. Arranger for the Hollywood Bowl orchestra. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6104 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to radio; ceremony: 9 September 1989.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Myron Floren

Real/Birth Name:
Myron Howard Floren
Nickname(s):
The Happy Norwegian
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Accordionist. TV series The Lawrence Welk Show. South Dakota Hall of Fame 1994. Scandinavian-American Hall of Fame 1984.

Jerry Goldsmith

Real/Birth Name:
Jerrald King Goldsmith
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Composed scores for movies The Sand Pebbles, Logan's Run, Planet of the Apes, Patton, Chinatown, The Omen, The Boys from Brazil, Capricorn One, Alien, Poltergeist, Hoosiers, Total Recall, Basic InstinctvAir Force One, L.A. Confidential, Mulan, The Mummy, Star Trek: First Contact and four more Star Trek films plus three Rambo films and others. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 9 May 2017.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Al Goodman

Real/Birth Name:
Al Goodman
Also Known As:
Alfred Goodman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
81
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Composed songs When Hearts Are Young, Call of Love, Twilight. TV series The Colgate Comedy Hour. Conductor for Broadway plays The Student Prince, Blossom Time Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6300 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Jester Hairston

Real/Birth Name:
Jester Joseph Hairston
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
98
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Composed songs Mary's Boy Child, Amen. Starred on TV show Amen. Appeared in movie To Kill a Mockingbird Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6161 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the television industry; ceremony: 12 February 1992.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Marvin Hamlisch

Real/Birth Name:
Marvin Frederick Hamlisch
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Composer for Broadway plays A Chorus Line, The Goodbye Girl, Sweet Smell of Success. Also movies Sophie's Choice, Ordinary People. Pulitzer Prize for Drama 1976. Long Island Music Hall of Fame 2008. Songwriters Hall of Fame 1986. Theater Hall of Fame 2008.

Edward Rutledge Hawn

Real/Birth Name:
Edward Rutledge Hawn
Also Known As:
Rut Hawn
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
73
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Libra ♎ - the Scales - people born September 24 through October 23

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Violinist, also saxophone and clarinet. Conducted orchestra for Arthur Godfrey radio and television broadcasts.

Skitch Henderson

Real/Birth Name:
Lyle Russell Cedric Henderson
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
87
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius ♒ - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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ex-husband of
Younger than Faye Emerson by less than 1 year.

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TV show The Tonight Show with Steve Allen. Founder of orchestra New York Pops. In prison 4 months for tax evasion.

Bernard Herrmann

Real/Birth Name:
Max Herrman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Composition of music for films Citizen Kane, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Cape Fear (1962), Taxi Driver. For Alfred Hitchcock, movies Psycho, North by Northwest, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo

James Horner

Real/Birth Name:
James Roy Horner
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
61
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
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Movies Titanic, Deep Impact, Avatar, Troy, Braveheart, Apollo 13, Windtalkers, Legends of the Fall, The Perfect Storm, A Beautiful Mind, Patriot Games, The Rocketeer, Aliens. Died in a plane crash piloting a single engine craft he owned.

Maurice Jarre

Real/Birth Name:
Maurice-Alexis Jarre
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Virgo ♍ - the Virgin - people born August 22 through September 23
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Score for movies Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, A Passage to India, Dead Poets Society, Ghost, Enemy Mine. Song Lara's Theme Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6505 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the motion picture industry; ceremony: 3 February 1994.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mantovani

Real/Birth Name:
Annunzio Paolo Mantovani
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Songs Main Theme from Exodus (Ari's Theme), The Song from the Moulin Rouge, Around the World Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

George Martin

Real/Birth Name:
George Henry Martin
Also Known As:
Sir George Martin
Nickname(s):
the Fifth Beatle
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
90
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Produced the albums of the Beatles. Produced theme songs Goldfinger, Live and Let Die. Made a Knight Bachelor in 1996. UK Music Hall of Fame 2006. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 1999. Guitar Center RockWalk 1994. New Jersey Sports Hall of Fame 2004. Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award 1987.

Bobby McFerrin

Real/Birth Name:
Robert McFerrin Jr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
68
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Famed especially for song Don't Worry, Be Happy. Grammy winner. Unusual polyphonic and multiphonic stype.

Zubin Mehta

Real/Birth Name:
Zubin Mehta
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
82
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Brief Facts:

Symphony conductor. Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra from 1962 to 1978. Kennedy Center Honors 2006. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry; ceremony: 1 March 2011.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Mitch Miller

Real/Birth Name:
Mitchell William Miller
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
99, 27 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Cancer ♋ - the Crab - people born June 22 through July 22
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Brief Facts:

TV series Sing Along with Mitch Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7013 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Vic Mizzy

Real/Birth Name:
Victor Mizzy
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
93
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Capricorn ♑ - the Sea-Goat - people born December 23 through January 20
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Composed the theme for TV shows The Addams Family, Green Acres. Songs My Dreams are Getting Better All the Time, Take It Easy, Pretty Kitty Blue Eyes

Ennio Morricone

Real/Birth Name:
Ennio Morricone
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
90, 7 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

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Over 400 film scores, including Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, Once Upon a Time in America, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A Fistful of Dollars Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard for live performance or theater; ceremony: 26 February 2016.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Peter Nero

Real/Birth Name:
Bernard Nierow
Nickname(s):
Bernie
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Age today:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini ♊ - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Pianist. Conductor of the Philly Pops. Album Peter Nero and Friends. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1996.

Alfred Newman

Real/Birth Name:
Alfred Newman
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 28 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Scores for movies Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Mark of Zorro, How Green Was My Valley, The Song of Bernadette, Captain from Castile, All About Eve, Love is a Many Splendored Thing, Anastasia, The Diary of Anne Frank, How the West Was Won, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Airport Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1708 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Tommy Newsom

Real/Birth Name:
Thomas Penn Newsom
Nickname(s):
Mr. Excitement
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
78
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Album Live from Beautiful Downtown Burbank. Saxophonist and backup bandleader for Johnny Carson. Music arranger. Won two Tony Awards as a musical director.

Eugene Ormandy

Real/Birth Name:
Jeno Blau
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
85
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Kennedy Center Honors 1982. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1988. Presidential Medal of Freedom 1970. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 6926 Hollywood Boulevard for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

André Previn

Real/Birth Name:
Andre Ludwig Prewin
Also Known As:
Andre George Previn
Andre Previn
Gender:
Male

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Conductor for several symphoy orchestras. Pianist. Composer of music for many movies. Kennedy Center Honors 1998.

David Ogden Stiers

Real/Birth Name:
David Allen Ogden Stiers
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
75
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio ♏ - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

TV series M*A*S*H. Broadway play The Three Sisters

Leopold Stokowski

Real/Birth Name:
Leopold Anthony Stokowski
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries ♈ - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

ex-husband of
Older than Gloria Vanderbilt by 41 years.

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Conductor of the orchestras Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, The NBC Symphony Orchestra, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Founder of orchestra The New York City Symphony Orchestra. Movie Fantasia. Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame 1987. Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame 2003. Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Paul Weston

Real/Birth Name:
Paul Wetstein
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
84
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces ♓ - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
Birth Place:

Relationships:

husband of
Jo Stafford, until he died.
Older than Jo Stafford by 5 years.

Brief Facts:

Musical director at Capitol Records and at movie Holiday Inn Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1535 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Hugo Winterhalter

Real/Birth Name:
Hugo Winterhalter
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
64, 33 days after his birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Leo ♌ - the Lion - people born July 23 through August 21
Birth Place:

Brief Facts:

Arranged song Stardust. Songs Blue Christmas, The Third Man Theme, My Foolish Heart, Blue Tango Hollywood Walk of Fame: A star at 1600 Vine Street for contributions to the recording industry.
See the page at Hollywood Walk of Fame for more information.

Efrem Zimbalist

Real/Birth Name:
Efrem Zimbalist
Also Known As:
Efrem Zimbalist Sr.
Gender:
Male
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
95
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Taurus ♉ - the Bull - people born April 21 through May 21
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Concert violinist. Composed for Broadway play Honeydew. Birth year may be 1890.
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