Bill Conti

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Birth Name: Bill Conti
Born: 04/13/1942
Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA

A prolific composer, Conti has remained at the top of form since the late 70s. He provided memorable theme music for a number of TV series and newsmagazines, ranging from "Dynasty" and "Falcon Crest" to "Primetime Live". For the haunting theme to the James Bond film "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), he shared in a second Best Original Song Oscar nomination and finally captured a statue for his inspirational score to "The Right Stuff" (1983). Among his numerous credits are the score to James L Brooks' Oscar-nominated "Broadcast News" (1987), "8 Seconds" (1994) and "The Devil's Own" (1997). Since 1977, Conti has served a record 12 times as musical director of the annual Academy Awards telecast.

Popular Movies and Television:
1978-01-01 Slow Dancing in the Big City
2003 AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies
2003 AFI's One Hundred Years...One Hundred Songs
1998 Gala For the President at Ford's Theatre
1998 American Celebration at Ford's Theatre
1989 Sea World Summer Night Magic