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Maurice Jarre
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1924
Departement du Rhône
Rhône-Alpes, France
Death: Mar. 29, 2009
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

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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  Laura Devon (1931 - 2007)
  Kevin Jarre (1954 - 2011)*
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Created by: C.S.
Record added: Mar 30, 2009
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Maurice Jarre
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Maurice Jarre
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
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Thank you for all the wonderful wonderful music. RIP.
- rosie mcnaughton
 Added: Oct. 13, 2017
Thank you for helping make movie magic!! Happy 30th Anniversary Fatal Attraction
- Kaleigh Jones-Clark
 Added: Sep. 18, 2017
Happy 93rd Birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Sep. 10, 2017
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