Gender
Male
Born
Sep 13, 1924
Lyon, FRANCE
Died
Mar 28, 2009
Malibu, California, USA
Composer Musical Director
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Biography: Maurice Jarre was born Maurice-Alexis Jarre on September 13, 1924 in Lyon, France to Gabrielle Renée and André Jarre. He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and became director of the Théâtre National Populaire. He contributed compositions for more than 150 movies. He married four times, and is survived by his wife, Fong, and his children -- Jean-Michel, Kevin, and Stéfanie.

Film/TV Credits: Film includes: "Lawrence of Arabia," "Dr. Zhivago," "A Passage to India," "The Longest Day," "Plaza Suite," "Mandingo," "The Tin Drum," "Fatal Attraction," "Gorillas in the Mist," "Dead Poets Society," "The Year of Living Dangerously," "Witness," "Ghost," "Sundays and Cybele," "Topaz," "The Man Who Would Be King," "The Damned," and "Ryan's Daughter." Television credits include: "The Murder of Mary Phagan," "Uprising," "Samson and Delilah," "The Sky's No Limit," "Shogun," and "The Survivors."

Other Awards: Oscars: Best Music, Original Score for "A Passage to India" in 1985. Best Music, Score -- Substantially Original for "Doctor Zhivago" in 1966. Best Music, Score -- Substantially Original for "Lawrence of Arabia" in 1963. Grammy Award: Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Show for "Doctor Zhivago" in 1967. He received a star on the Walk of Fame in 1994. Received ASCAP's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.

Trivia:
He primarily wrote for orchestras, but favored synthesized music in the 1980s.
Le Cid (Oct 30, 1958 - Nov 01, 1958)
  • Music Director of Theatre National Populaire: Maurice Jarre
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Don Juan (Oct 28, 1958 - Nov 02, 1958)
  • Incidental music by Maurice Jarre
  • Music Director of Theatre National Populaire: Maurice Jarre
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Marie Tudor (Oct 21, 1958 - Oct 26, 1958)
  • Incidental music by Maurice Jarre
  • Music Director of Theatre National Populaire: Maurice Jarre
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Le Triomphe de l'Amour (Oct 16, 1958 - Oct 18, 1958)
  • Incidental music by Maurice Jarre
  • Musical Director of Theatre National Populaire: Maurice Jarre
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Lorenzaccio (Oct 14, 1958 - Oct 25, 1958)
  • Incidental music by Maurice Jarre
  • Music Director of Theatre National Populaire: Maurice Jarre
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