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Maurice Jarre
Birth: Sep. 13, 1924
Death: Mar. 29, 2009

Composer. He is best known for his musical contributions in motion pictures from the mid-1950s into the early-2000s. He achieved international recognition for his work in several David Lean films, which include the pictures "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), "Doctor Zhivago" (1965) and "A Passage to India" (1984), for which he received Academy Awards. Born in Lyon, France, he attended the University of Lyon and studied at the Paris Conservatorie of Music. He began his career in theatre under the guidance of revered French actor and director Jean-Louis Barrault. This would lead to his association with the French cinema. Jarre would receive further Oscar nominations with "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean" (1972), "Mohammad: Messenger of God" (1976), "Witness" (1985), "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988) and "Ghost" (1990). Among his many other film credits are "The Train" (1965), "Grand Prix" (1966), "Ryan's Daughter" (1970), "Pope Joan" (1972), "Winter Kills" (1979), "Firefox" (1982) and "Fatal Attraction" (1987). In addition, Jarre served as the Director of Music for the French National Theatre (Theatre National Populaire). He was formerly married to actresses Dany Saval and Laura Devon. He was the father of composer Jean-Michel Jarre and screenwriter Kevin Jarre. He died from cancer in Los Angeles. (bio by: C.S.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Laura Devon (1931 - 2007)
 
 Children:
  Kevin Jarre (1954 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35342102
Maurice Jarre
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Maurice Jarre
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice [the voice of Christ the King] and come out.”
- JW.org
 Added: Sep. 14, 2014

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
On your 90th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
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