|Musical genre:||Easy Listening |
|Birthday||16 April 1924|
|Birthplace ||Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|Date of death||June 14, 1994 (age 70)|
(April 16, 1924 - June 14, 1994) was a noted composer and arranger. He is remembered particularly for being one of the most acclaimed composers of music for films. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and died in Beverly Hills, California. The two compositions for which he is best known are "Moon River" (the theme song from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's), and the theme music for the 1963 film The Pink Panther. Much of his work can be classified under the easy listening genre.