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Lalo Schifrin
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Composer
    (June 21, 1932- )
    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Birth name was Boris Claudio Schifrin
    Performed with Astor Piazzolla and Dizzy Gillespie
    Recorded the albums 'Piano Strings and Bossa Nova' (1962), 'New Fantasy' (1964), 'There's a Whole Lalo Schifrin Goin On' (1968), 'Rock Requiem' (1971), 'Black Widow' (1976) and 'Gypsies' (1978)
    Composed scores for the films 'The Cincinnati Kid' (1965), 'Cool Hand Luke' (1967), 'Bullitt' (1968), 'Kelly's Heroes' (1970), 'Dirty Harry' (1971), 'THX 1138' (1971), 'Enter the Dragon' (1973), 'Magnum Force' (1973), 'The Amityville Horror' (1979), 'Sudden Impact' (1983), 'The Dead Pool' (1988) and 'Rush Hour' (1998)
    Composed themes for the TV series 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,' 'Mission Impossible,' 'Mannix' and 'Starsky and Hutch'
    Cameo appearance as a conductor in the film 'Red Dragon' (2002)
    He gave one of his albums the ludicrously long title 'The Dissection And Reconstruction Of Music From The Past As Performed By The Inmates Of Lalo Schifrin's Demented Ensemble As A Tribute To The Memory Of The Marquis De Sade.'
    His score for 'The Exorcist' was rejected by director William Friedkin.
    Although he titled his autobiography 'Mission Impossible: My Life In Music,' he never writes about composing the 'Mission Impossible' theme in the book.
    He won four Grammys and was nominated for six Oscars.
    He was unable to return to Argentina for his father's funeral because of death threats over his opposition to the ruling military junta (1979).
    He was personally chosen to score 'Enter the Dragon' by star Bruce Lee, who worked out to the 'Mission: Impossible' soundtrack.
    'Rush Hour' director Brett Ratner said, 'His music is as important as the actors.'

Credit: C. Fishel


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