John Barry

John Barry

Birth
York, York Unitary Authority, North Yorkshire, England
Death 30 Jan 2011 (aged 77)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, Specifically: Returned to his family
Memorial ID 64946018 · View Source
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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).

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  • Originally Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 31 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64946018
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Barry (3 Nov 1933–30 Jan 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 64946018, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend, who reports a Returned to his family.