Mancini, Henry

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1924-04-16
Death 1994-06-14
Americans
English

Biographical notes:

Mancini was born on Apr. 16, 1924, in Cleveland, OH; attended Carnegie Tech Music School and Juillard Graduate School; began career after military service in WWII as a pianist with dance bands; studied privately in Los Angeles with Krenek, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, and Sendrey; staff composer for Universal Pictures, 1952-58; demonstrated his skills as a music arranger and songwriter with The Glenn Miller story (1954), which earned him the first of many Academy Award nominations; subsequently composed memorable scores and songs for numerous films and the TV series Peter Gunn (1959) and Mr. Lucky (1960); he won Academy Awards for the score of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and the song Moon River, the title song of Days of wine and roses (1962), and the score of Victor/Victoria (1982); won more than 20 Grammy Awards; enjoyed a successful career as guest pianist and conductor of pops orchestras; wrote a practical guide to orchestration titled, Sounds and scores (1962); died in June 1994.

From the description of Motion picture music collection, 1955-1969 [electronic resource]. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 39885656

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Subjects:

  • Motion picture music--Excerpts--Scores
  • Composers--Archival resources
  • Accordion with plectral ensemble, Arranged--Manuscripts--Scores and parts
  • Motion picture music--Scores
  • Motion picture music--Excerpts, Arranged--Manuscripts--Scores and parts
  • Popular music
  • Music--Manuscripts

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)