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Grammy Award winner who wrote many legendary film and TV scores, including “Moon River” and the theme of “The Pink Panther” film series. He was given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1995.
He took a break from his studies at the Julliard School of Music after being drafted by the United States Army to fight in World War II.
He won 20 Grammy Awards and was nominated for 72 throughout his lifetime. He wrote the scores for “The Thorn Birds,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” “Days of Wine and Roses,” and the themes for “Peter Gunn,” “Newhart,” “Hotel,” and “Remington Steel,” just to name a few.
How did Henry Mancini die?
Henry Mancini's death was caused by pancreatic cancer.
Mancini died of pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles on June 14, 1994. He was working at the time on the Broadway stage version of Victor/Victoria, which he never saw on stage. Mancini was survived by his wife of 43 years, singer Virginia “Ginny” O’Connor, with whom he had three children.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Age of death||70 years|
|Birthday||April 16, 1924|
|Death date||June 14, 1994|
|Place of death||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"I have an Otari with a Korg T2 Midi synthesizer, a drum machine and a few effects units."Henry Mancini
"I just think the time and where I was brought up had a great deal to do in giving me the ambition to kind of get out and do something and not go into the steel mill."Henry Mancini
"I've always been a dreamer."Henry Mancini
"Film music, over the years, has taken from everybody."Henry Mancini
"Well, I thought the opening of 'Hatari!' was pretty good. And 'The Pink Panther' wasn't half bad either."Henry Mancini