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John Barry
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Composer
    (November 3, 1933-January 30, 2011)
    Born in York, England, United Kingdom
    Birth name is John Barry Prendergast
    Scored the James Bond films from 'From Russia with Love' (1963) through 'The Living Daylights' (1987)
    Also scored 'Born Free' (1966), 'The Lion in Winter' (1968), 'Midnight Cowboy' (1969), 'The Deep' (1977), 'Somewhere in Time' (1980), 'Out of Africa' (1985) and 'Dances with Wolves' (1990)
    Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame (1998)
    He has been divorced three times.
    He moved from England to Spain for tax purposes.
    He won a worst score Razzie for 'The Legend of the Lone Ranger' (1981).
    He claims to be the composer of the 'James Bond Theme' and that songwriter Monty Norman received credit solely because of a prior contract with the film producers.
    Norman has won two libel suits against newspapers that repeated Barry's claims.
    He won five Oscars and four Grammys for his film scores.
    No matter who wrote the 'James Bond Theme,' it was Barry's arrangement that made it so memorable.
    Director Sydney Pollack said, 'You can't listen to his music without seeing movies in your head.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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