Francis Lai

1932 - 2018

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Francis Albert Lai (French: [fʁɑ̃sis lɛ]; 26 April 1932 – 7 November 2018) was a French composer, noted for his film scores. He won the 1970 Oscar for Best Music, Original Score and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score for the film Love Story. The soundtrack album went to No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis Lai has received more than 475,850 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Francis Lai is the 191st most popular composer (up from 207th in 2019), the 917th most popular biography from France (up from 922nd in 2019) and the 31st most popular French Composer.

Francis Lai is most famous for composing the music for the film Love Story.

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Among composers, Francis Lai ranks 191 out of 1,451Before him are Leonardo Vinci, Louis Spohr, Scott Joplin, Eduard Strauss, Karol Szymanowski, and Andrea Luchesi. After him are Witold Lutosławski, Anna Maria Mozart, Johann Stamitz, Umberto Giordano, François-Joseph Gossec, and Philippe de Vitry.

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Among people born in 1932, Francis Lai ranks 47Before him are Valentino, Roy Scheider, Ted Kennedy, Pat Morita, Stéphane Audran, and Oliver E. Williamson. After him are V. S. Naipaul, Sheldon Lee Glashow, Vytautas Landsbergis, Robert Mundell, Thomas Klestil, and Louis Malle. Among people deceased in 2018, Francis Lai ranks 34Before him are Richard E. Taylor, Jens Christian Skou, Arvid Carlsson, Robert Venturi, Stéphane Audran, and Charles K. Kao. After him are V. S. Naipaul, Gudrun Burwitz, Jin Yong, Jamal Khashoggi, Roy J. Glauber, and Reynaldo Bignone.

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In France

Among people born in France, Francis Lai ranks 917 out of 6,770Before him are Jean Anouilh (1910), Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944), Stéphane Audran (1932), Antoine Galland (1646), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), and Sigismund of Burgundy (500). After him are Jules Dumont d'Urville (1790), Chilperic I (539), Theodore Beza (1519), Saint Eligius (588), Michael Lonsdale (1931), and Louise Michel (1830).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Francis Lai ranks 31Before him are Paul Dukas (1865), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Darius Milhaud (1892), Pierre Boulez (1925), Michel Legrand (1932), and Léonin (1135). After him are Philippe de Vitry (1291), Pauline Viardot (1821), Lili Boulanger (1893), Ernest Chausson (1855), Charles-Marie Widor (1844), and Albert Roussel (1869).