Henry Mancini

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Birth Name: Enrico Nicola Mancini
Born: 1924/04/16
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: 1994/06/14
Genres: Film Scores

Henry Mancini was born on April 16, 1924 and was a composer, conductor and arranger. Mancini was well-known for his film and television scores and won twenty Grammy Awards throughout his career, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Mancini was born in Cleveland, and grew up in West Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. His parents emigrated from Italy and Mancini was raised in a traditional Italian culture. When Mancini was 12 years old he began piano lessons and from there his love for music grew culminating in his attending Juilliard School of Music in New York. However, his musical studies were interrupted in 1943 when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Once his tour of duty during ...

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