Henry Mancini

1924 - 1994

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Henry Mancini ( man-SEE-nee; born Enrico Nicola Mancini, Italian: [enˈriːko niˈkɔːla manˈtʃiːni]; April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor, arranger, pianist and flautist. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. His works include the theme and soundtrack for the Peter Gunn television series as well as the music for The Pink Panther film series ("The Pink Panther Theme") and "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Mancini has received more than 2,006,712 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Henry Mancini is the 140th most popular composer (up from 155th in 2019), the 553rd most popular biography from United States (up from 585th in 2019) and the 5th most popular American Composer.

Henry Mancini is most famous for his film scores, which include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Days of Wine and Roses, and The Pink Panther.

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Among composers, Henry Mancini ranks 140 out of 1,228Before him are Paul Dukas, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Manuel de Falla, and Iannis Xenakis. After him are Philip Glass, Kurt Weill, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Scott Joplin, Darius Milhaud, and Léonin.

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Among people born in 1924, Henry Mancini ranks 22Before him are Black Dahlia, Lauren Bacall, Paul Feyerabend, Ramiz Alia, Benny Hill, and Maurice Jarre. After him are Sergei Parajanov, Lys Assia, Sidney Lumet, Mário Soares, Ezer Weizman, and Jovanka Broz. Among people deceased in 1994, Henry Mancini ranks 24Before him are Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, George Peppard, Guy Debord, Jan Tinbergen, and Melina Mercouri. After him are John Wayne Gacy, Domenico Modugno, Dorothy Hodgkin, Telly Savalas, Robert Doisneau, and Paul Delvaux.

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Among people born in United States, Henry Mancini ranks 553 out of 15,968Before him are Kevin Spacey (1959), Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839), Clifford Geertz (1926), Kamehameha I (1758), Elinor Ostrom (1933), and Eddie Murphy (1961). After him are Philip Glass (1937), Lon Chaney (1883), Sean Penn (1960), Lewis H. Morgan (1818), Goldie Hawn (1945), and Richard Stallman (1953).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Henry Mancini ranks 5Before him are John Williams (1932), George Gershwin (1898), John Cage (1912), and Leonard Bernstein (1918). After him are Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Samuel Barber (1910), Steve Reich (1936), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), Cole Porter (1891), and James Horner (1953).

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