Henry Mancini Biography
Died At Age: 70
Sun Sign: Aries
Born in: Cleveland
Famous as: Musician
children: Chris Mancini, Felice Mancini, Monica Mancini
place of death: Los Angeles
U.S. State: Ohio
City: Cleveland, Ohio
education: Aliquippa High School, Juilliard School of Music
Henry Mancini is a musician who barely needs any introduction. A man of rare talent, a prolific musician who doled out a slew of television and motion picture scores year after year, for nearly five decades, is rightfully tagged as one of America’s best composers. His contributions in films and music have been so humungous that today, his name has come to be synonymous with television music and motion pictures. With more than 100 films to his credit, Henry Mancini exerted a towering influence on the music of his time and age. Max Adkins, the legendary pianist, triggered his passion for music and gave him valuable lessons on the same. Winner of several prestigious awards, the laurels of his success purely rests on his masterpiece film scores like “The Pink Panther”, “The Glass Menagerie”, “Charade”, “Hataril” and the list is endless. For his overwhelming contribution, he was nominated for 72 Grammys of which he won 20. He was also honored with the Golden Globe Award for his notable contribution. He was the first to introduce jazz into television and film scores that made his works unique. Scroll further to know more about this great personality and his exquisite works.
- Touch of Evil (1958)
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
- Days of Wine and Roses (1962)
- Charade (1963)
- Pink Panther, The (1963)
- Great Race, The (1965)
- Peter Gunn (1958)
- Mr. Lucky (1959)
- The Pink Panther Show (1969)
- Charlie’s Angels (1976)
- "Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
- "Creature From the Black Lagoon"
- "Ma and Pa Kettle at Home"
- "The Glenn Miller Story" (received his first Academy Award nomination)
- "The Benny Goodman Story"
- "Touch of Evil"
- "The Music from Peter Gunn" (won the first Grammy Award for Album of the Year)
- "Mr. Lucky"
- "The Richard Boone Show"
- "Baby Elephant Walk" (from the movie "Hatari")
- "The Pink Panther"
- "The Great Race"
- "The Molly Maguires"
- "The Great Waldo Pepper"
- "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"
- "Mommie Dearest"
- "The Glass Menagerie"
Academy Award Winning Scores:
- "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961)
- "Moon River" (1961)
- "Days of Wine and Roses" (1962)
- "Victor/Victoria" (1982)
- Record Of The Year 1962 Grammy Awards
- Best instrumental Arrangement 1963 Grammy Awards
- Best Engineering Contribution (Other than Novelty or Classical) 1963 Grammy Awards
- Record of the year 1964 Grammy Awards
- Best Background Arrangement 1964 Grammy Awards
- Best Instrumental Arrangement 1965 Grammy Awards
- Best Instrumental Composition (Other than Jazz) 1965 Grammy Awards
- Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance 1971 Grammy Awards
- Best Instrumental Arrangement 1971 Grammy Awards
- Lifetime Achievement Awards 1996 Grammy Awards
- Hall of Fame 2005 Grammy Awards
|1983||Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score||Victor Victoria (1982)|
|1963||Best Music, Original Song||Days of Wine and Roses (1962)|
|1962||Best Music, Original Song||Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)|
|1962||Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture||Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)|
|1971||Best Original Song - Motion Picture||Darling Lili (1970)|
|1971||Best Instrumental Arrangement||Winner|
|1971||Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance||Winner|
|1970||Best Instrumental Arrangement||Winner|
|1965||Best Instrumental Arrangement||Winner|
|1965||Best Instrumental Performance - Non-Jazz||Winner|
|1965||Best Instrumental Composition (other than jazz)||Winner|
|1964||Best Background Arrangement (Behind Vocalist Or Instrumentalist)||Winner|
|1964||Song of the Year||Winner|
|1964||Record of the Year||Winner|
|1964||Best Engineered Recording- Other than Classical||Winner|
|1963||Best Engineering Contribution - Other than Novelty and Other Than Classical||Winner|
|1963||Best Instrumental Arrangement||Winner|
|1962||Best Soundtrack Album or Recording or Score from Motion Picture or Television||Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)|
|1962||Song of the Year||Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)|
|1962||Best Instrumental Arrangement||Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)|
|1962||Best Performance by an Orchestra - for Other Than Dancing||Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)|
|1961||Best Jazz Performance Large Group||Winner|
|1961||Best Performance by an Orchestra||Winner|
|1959||Album of the Year||Winner|
|1959||Best Instrumental Arrangement||Winner|
|2007||Top Box Office Films||The Pink Panther (2006)|
|1991||Most Performed Theme||Winner|
|1989||Most Performed Theme||Winner|
|1988||Most Performed Theme||Winner|
|1988||Most Performed Feature Film Standards||The Pink Panther (1963)|
|1987||Most Performed Theme||Winner|
|1986||Most Performed Theme||Winner|
|1986||Most Performed Feature Film Standards on TV||Winner|
HENRY MANCINI TIMELINE
Born on April 16
Enrolled in Julliard School Of Music in New York City
Married Ginny O'Connor
Joined UniversalInternational Film Department
Wrote the famous scores of 'The Glenn Miller Story'
Scores of 'The Benny Goodman Story'
Scores for the album 'Touch of Evil'
Left Universal to work as independent composer/ arranger
Academy Award for 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'
Academy Award for 'Moon River'
Wrote a technical text, 'Sounds and Scores'
Academy Award for 'Days of Wine and Roses'
Academy Award for 'Victor/ Victoria'
Autobiography,'Did they mention the Music?'
Passed away in Los Angeles due to cancer
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