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Maurice Jarre

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Maurice Jarre (13 September 1924 – 28 March 2009) was a French composer and conductor. Although he composed several concert works, he is best known for his film scores for motion pictures, particularly those directed by David Lean: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and A Passage to India (1984). All three of these scores won Academy Awards. Other notable scores of his include The Message (1976), Dead Poets Society (1989) and Ghost (1990). His U.K. singles chart record so far reads as thus. Three hits and forty two weeks on the chart with the biggest being 'Somewhere My Love' by the Michael Sammes Singers with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster reaching number fourteen in 1966 and spending thirty eight weeks on the chart.

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The Mummy/Glory Screenwriter Kevin Jarre Passes Away
Perez Hilton Gossip, 2011-04-22 20:20:10
Hollywood has lost a very talented screenwriter WAY before his time. Screenwriter Kevin Jarre has passed away at 56-years-old from unexpected heart failure. Jarre's screenwriting credits include Tombstone and Glory. He was also a co-writer/executive producer on Stephen Sommers' The Mummy. Kevin Jarre's adoptive father was legendary Lawrence of Arabia/Ghost ...

Shore scores honor in Munich
Variety, 2010-06-18 16:00:00
Weekly: Cinema in Concert showcases film composers -- The 28th Munich Film Festival is kicking off this year with a musical prelude that will present works from the likes of Ennio Morricone, John Williams and Maurice Jarre and also honor special guest Howard Shore.

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