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Remembering Henry Mancini.

Television and movie score composer Henry Mancini, who died of cancer on Tuesday. He is best known for composing "Moon River" for the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the title theme to the movie "The Pink Panther." In 1954 he received his first Academy Award nomination for his score to "The Glenn Miller Story," and in 1961 his score for the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's" won that year's Academy Award. Among his other film scores were those for "Mommie Dearest" (1981), and the remake of "The Glass Menagerie" (1987).When he died, Mancini was completing work on a musical-theater adaptation of "Victor/Victoria". The show is scheduled to open on Broadway in the fall. (INTERVIEW RECORDED IN 11/11/87)


Other segments from the episode on June 17, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 17, 1994: Obituary for Henry Mancini; Review of Steve Lacy and Roswell Rudd's and Duke Pearson's albums "School Days" and "The Right Touch"; Interview with Dennis…


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