Born 21 August 1945. Died 8 November 2006
Basil Poledouris (August 21, 1945 – November 8, 2006) was a Greek-American music composer who concentrated on the scores for films and television shows. Poledouris won the Emmy Award for Best Musical Score for work on part four of the TV miniseries Lonesome Dove in 1989. He is best known for scores such as Conan the Barbarian (1982), RoboCop (1987), Spellbinder (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), RoboCop 3 and Starship Troopers (1997). Poledouris's works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. Trained as a classical guitarist, he was an avid guitar player and rare instrument collector.