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Vince Guaraldi
Original name: Vincent Anthony Dellaglio
Birth: Jul. 17, 1928
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 1976
Menlo Park
San Mateo County
California, USA

Musician. He was a talented jazz pianist best known for his composition of "Linus and Lucy", the Peanuts cartoon theme song. He made his first recordings as a member of the Cal Tjader Trio in 1953 and formed his own trio in 1955. In the early 1960s, he pursued his own projects by writing compositions full time. In 1963, he wrote and released the single "Cast Your Fate To The Wind" which won the Grammy for Best Original Jazz Composition. Shortly after his Grammy Award, cartoonist Charles Shultz hired Guaraldi to score the first Peanuts television special, a documentary called "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" in 1965. He then became an irreplaceable fixture to all subsequent Peanuts shows with compositions for "A Charlie Brown Christmas", "Linus and Lucy", "Red Baron", "Oh, Good Grief" and many others. He died of a heart attack in Menlo, California, at age 47. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Carmela E. Marcellino Guaraldi (1908 - 1999)

Cause of death: Heart attack
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Star of the Sea, Row 40, Grave 8
GPS (lat/lon): 37.66792, -122.44312
 
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Record added: Mar 09, 2000
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