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Linda Martinez
Birth: Dec. 2, 1975
California, USA
Death: May 19, 2005
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Composer and Pianist. A child prodigy, she began studies at age 4 with the Yamaha Music Corp. Education System and was composing piano compositions by age 12. In 1991, she won Yamaha's International Junior Original Concert Composition Competition in Tokyo. She won a scholarship in the jazz instrumental category of the Los Angeles Music Center's Spotlight Awards in 1992 and earned a degree in music composition at USC's Thornton School of Music in 1998. In 1998, she was a keyboardist for Fox TV's "The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show" and toured with Destiny's Child in 2000. In 2003, she was named the grand prize winner in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition. The award won her the opportunity to compose the score for a 1925 silent film, Edward F. Cline's "The Rag Man," with famed film composer Elmer Bernstein. "The Rag Man," which was shown with her music behind it, premiered nationwide on Turner Classic Movies in January 2004. She wrote music for several other films, including, the comedy short "Lives of the Pharaohs” 2001, animated film "Catching Kringle" 2004 and the music for Travis Davis' "Boy Next Door," that was shown at film festivals worldwide. Her last project was musical score for another silent film, Sam Taylor's "Exit Smiling" 1926, scheduled for broadcast on Turner Classic Movies in 2005. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Suicide
Rose Hills Memorial Park
Los Angeles County
California, USA
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11046529
Linda Martinez
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