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Ennio Morricone

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Morricone at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Background information
Also known as Maestro, Dan Savio, Leo Nichols
Born (1928-11-10)10 November 1928
Rome, Kingdom of Italy
Origin Italy
Died 6 July 2020(2020-07-06) (aged 91)
Rome, Italy
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Composer
  • orchestrator
  • conductor
  • musician
  • producer
Instruments
  • Trumpet
  • piano
Years active 1946–2020
Associated acts

Ennio Morricone (10 November 1928 – 6 July 2020) was an Italian classical composer famous for making movie scores. He has composed the scores for more than 500 movies and television programs. He was well known for composing the scores to Western movies, particularly Spaghetti Westerns. In 2007 he received the Honorary Academy Award for his many great movie scores. In his career, the composer sold over 50 million records worldwide.

His score to ''The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'' (1966) is considered one of the most influential soundtracks in history and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

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