John Barry

John Barry

English film score composer
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John Barry

John Barry Prendergast, OBE (/ˈbæri/; 3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the scores for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James Bond Theme" to the first film in the series, 1962's Dr. No. He wrote the scores to the award winning films Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa, as well as the theme for the British television cult series The Persuaders !, in a career spanning over 50 years. In 1999 he was appointed OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.

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Full name at birth
John Barry Prendergast
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James Bond Themes, Born Free
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Date of birth
3 November 1933
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York, Yorkshire, England, UK
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Date of death
30 January 2011
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Oyster Bay, NY, USA
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Heart attack
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Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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Composer, conductor
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5' 10" (178 cm)
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St Peter's School, York
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