John Morris (composer)

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John Morris
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John Leonard Morris

(1926-10-18)October 18, 1926
DiedJanuary 25, 2018(2018-01-25) (aged 91)
Years active1963–2004
Spouse(s)Francesca Bosetti (1949-2018; his death)
ChildrenEvan Morris (1955-2014) Bronwen Morris (1958- )

John Leonard Morris (October 18, 1926 – January 25, 2018) was an American movie, television and broadway composer, dance arranger, conductor, and trained concert pianist. He was known for composing the movie scores for Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, The Elephant Man (for which he was nominated for a Grammy for its score) and Dirty Dancing.

Morris died at his home in Red Hook, New York on January 25, 2018 of a respiratory tract infection at the age of 91.[1]

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  1. Clement, Olivia (January 29, 2018). "Oscar-Nominated Composer John Morris Dies at 91". Playbill. Retrieved January 29, 2018.

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