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John Barry
Birth: Nov. 3, 1933
York
North Yorkshire, England
Death: Jan. 30, 2011
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Composer, Conductor. He was a five-time Academy Award recipient for his contributions to the motion pictures "Born Free" (1966, earning two), "The Lion in Winter" (1968), "Out of Africa" (1985) and "Dances with Wolves" (1990). He was also identifiable for his conducting and arrangement efforts with the "James Bond" film series. Born John Barry Prendergast, his father was the proprietor of a chain of movie theaters, his musical ambitions began as a child, enhanced by his mother who was a classically trained pianist. Barry learned the piano and trumpet, and following service with the British Army through a correspondence course, became acquainted with composition and orchestration. In 1957 he formed the rock group Johnny Barry and the Seven, and with its success led to his film and television work; among some of his further credits are "The L-Shaped Room" (1962), "Zulu" (1964), "The Chase" (1966), "Monte Walsh" (1970), "The Day of the Locust" (1975), "The Cotton Club" (1984) and the TV series "The Persuaders!" and "The Adventurer". Barry received additional Oscar nominations for "Mary, Queen of Scots" (1971) and "Chaplin" (1993), and had Emmy Award nominations with "Elizabeth Taylor in London" (1963) and "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" (1977). (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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  Kate Barry (1967 - 2013)*
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Jan 31, 2011
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John Barry
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- Stephane Amadieu
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
One of the world's greatest composers –your music is instantly recognizable; your use of winds and strings is haunting and beautiful. I can think of no other composer who comes close to the magic you created. I can listen to "Somewhere in Time" for hour...(Read more)
- Mary Miller
 Added: Aug. 4, 2014

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Jun. 18, 2014
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