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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 419,662 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Francis Lai is the 206th most popular composer (down from 185th in 2019), the 924th most popular biography from France (down from 804th in 2019) and the 33rd 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 206 out of 1,216Before him are Francesca Caccini, Andrea Gabrieli, Reinhold Glière, William Byrd, Eugène Ysaÿe, and Alessandro Marcello. After him are Jerry Goldsmith, Antonio Caldara, Henri Vieuxtemps, Carl Friedrich Abel, Benedetto Marcello, and Johann Adolph Hasse.

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Among people born in 1932, Francis Lai ranks 53Before him are Stéphane Audran, Little Richard, Princess Astrid, Mrs. Ferner, Stephen Covey, Sirikit, and Robert Vaughn. After him are Zito, V. S. Naipaul, Nam June Paik, Harriet Andersson, Algirdas Brazauskas, and Melvin Schwartz. Among people deceased in 2018, Francis Lai ranks 34Before him are Stéphane Audran, Lys Assia, Richard E. Taylor, Paul Allen, Jamal Khashoggi, and Robert Venturi. After him are Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Roy J. Glauber, Bernard Lewis, V. S. Naipaul, Gudrun Burwitz, and Barbara Bush.

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In France

Among people born in France, Francis Lai ranks 924 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Méchain (1744), René Clément (1913), Edgar Morin (1921), Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704), Saint Eligius (588), and Claude Lelouch (1937). After him are Henry I of Navarre (1244), Cardinal de Rohan (1734), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), Christine of France (1606), René Cassin (1887), and Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Francis Lai ranks 33Before him are Darius Milhaud (1892), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Édouard Lalo (1823), Marin Marais (1656), Pauline Viardot (1821), and Philippe de Vitry (1291). After him are Ernest Chausson (1855), Charles-Marie Widor (1844), Ambroise Thomas (1811), Lili Boulanger (1893), Pierre Schaeffer (1910), and Emmanuel Chabrier (1841).