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Basil Poledouris

1945 - 2006

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Basil Konstantine Poledouris (; August 21, 1945 – November 8, 2006) was an American composer, conductor, and orchestrator of film and television scores, best known for his long-running collaborations with directors John Milius and Paul Verhoeven. Among his works are scores for the films Conan the Barbarian (1982), Red Dawn (1984), Iron Eagle (1986), RoboCop (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Free Willy (1993), Starship Troopers (1997) and Les Misérables (1998). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Basil Poledouris has received more than 630,518 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Basil Poledouris is the 608th most popular composer (up from 651st in 2019), the 2,901st most popular biography from United States (up from 3,088th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Basil Poledouris ranks 608 out of 1,216Before him are Manos Hatzidakis, Jean Absil, Kurt Atterberg, Tikhon Khrennikov, Alois Hába, and Antoine François Marmontel. After him are Andreas Werckmeister, Johann Kirnberger, Franz Abt, Pasquale Anfossi, William Boyce, and Felip Pedrell.

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Among people born in 1945, Basil Poledouris ranks 172Before him are Radu Lupu, Adam Zagajewski, Marek Grechuta, Assi Dayan, Fusako Shigenobu, and Marsha P. Johnson. After him are Betty Davis, Eizo Yuguchi, Nick Simper, Roland Joffé, Divine, and Gabriela Andersen-Schiess. Among people deceased in 2006, Basil Poledouris ranks 111Before him are Anna Moffo, Alexander Zinoviev, Lee Jong-wook, Red Buttons, Marek Grechuta, and Coretta Scott King. After him are Jerry Brudos, June Allyson, Alberto Spencer, Angelica Rozeanu, Iva Toguri D'Aquino, and Joe Rosenthal.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Basil Poledouris ranks 2,901 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Hamming (1915), Jeff Porcaro (1954), Lesley Gore (1946), Leon Czolgosz (1873), William Zabka (1965), and Richard F. Gordon Jr. (1929). After him are Matt Cameron (1962), Mary-Louise Parker (1964), Randy Schekman (1948), Alfred Lunt (1892), John Phillip Law (1937), and Aaron Russo (1943).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Basil Poledouris ranks 37Before him are John Adams (1947), George Antheil (1900), Morton Feldman (1926), Carmine Coppola (1910), Jonathan Larson (1960), and Ernest Guiraud (1837). After him are Alex North (1910), Thomas Newman (1955), Sun Ra (1914), Dave Grusin (1934), Amy Beach (1867), and Harold Arlen (1905).