Maurice Jarre biography

Maurice Jarre

Film score, Composer

1924 – 2009

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Who was Maurice Jarre?

Maurice-Alexis Jarre was a French composer and conductor. His son is the electronic composer Jean Michel Jarre.

Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films from Lawrence of Arabia on. Notable scores include The Train, Mohammad, Messenger of God, Witness and Ghost.

Jarre was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Three of his compositions spent a total of 42 weeks on the UK singles chart; the biggest hit was "Somewhere My Love" by the Michael Sammes Singers, which reached Number 14 in 1966 and spent 38 weeks on the chart.

Jarre was nominated for nine Academy Awards, winning three in the Best Original Score category for Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India, all of which were directed by David Lean.

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Born
Sep 13, 1924
Lyon
Also known as
  • Maurice-Alexis Jarre
  • Jarre
Parents
Spouses
Children
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Education
  • Conservatoire de Paris
Lived in
  • Lyon
Died
Mar 28, 2009
Malibu

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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