Henry Mancini

Composer and Conductor Henry Mancini

Full Name: Enrico Nicola Mancini
Profession: Composer and Conductor

United States of America

Biography: Best remembered for his film scores, particularly The Pink Panther Theme and Moon River, Mancini is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in film history. His achievements include four Academy Awards.

Born: April 16, 1924
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aries

Died: June 14, 1994 (aged 70)
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer

Historical Events

  • 1963-12-18 "The Pink Panther" film premieres, directed by Blake Edwards and starring Peter Sellers and David Niven, with theme by Henry Mancini
  • 1995-10-25 Henry Mancini, Leslie Bricusse, and Blake Edwards' musical adaptation of the film "Victor/Victoria", starring Julie Andrews, opens at Marquis Theater, NYC, runs for 738 performances; Andrews declined Tony Award nomination because she felt other cast and crew should have been recognized