Michael Kamen

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Michael Kamen
Birth nameMichael Arnold Kamen
Born(1948-04-15)April 15, 1948
New York City, New York, United States
DiedNovember 18, 2003(2003-11-18) (aged 55)
New York City, New York, United States
GenresFilm score
Occupation(s)Composer, orchestral, arranger, orchestral contractor, songwriter, session musician
InstrumentsOboe, piano
Years active1967-2003

Michael Arnold Kamen (April 15, 1948 - November 18, 2003) was an American composer, orchestral arranger and conductor, songwriter, and session musician.

Influences[change | change source]

Kamen stated composers like Bernard Herrmann, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Henry Mancini, John Williams, Lalo Schifrin, Maurice Jarre and John Barry as influences.

Health and death[change | change source]

Kamen was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997. He died in London, England, from a heart attack on November 18, 2003, at the age of 55.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Michael Kamen, 55, Award-Winning Composer". The New York Times. November 20, 2003. Retrieved October 12, 2013.

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