Henry Mancini

Born 16 April 1924. Died 14 June 1994.
Henry Mancini

Biography

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. He won a record number of 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") and the theme to the Peter Gunn television series. Mancini had a long collaboration with the film director Blake Edwards and won numerous Academy Awards for the songs in Edwards films, including "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's, "Days of Wine and Roses" and for the score to Victor Victoria.

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  1. Review of Breakfast at Tiffany's - 50th Anniversary Edition

    Breakfast at Tiffany's - 50th Anniversary Edition 2012

    Reviewed by Charlotte Gardner
    If you don't yet own this Oscar-winning soundtrack, this is the version to go for.