Georges Delerue, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Georges Delerue

French composer

Date of Birth: 12-Mar-1925

Place of Birth: Roubaix, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 20-Mar-1992

Profession: composer, musician, film score composer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Georges Delerue

  • Georges Delerue (12 March 1925 – 20 March 1992) was a French composer who composed over 350 scores for cinema and television.
  • Delerue won numerous important film music awards, including an Academy Award for A Little Romance (1980), three César Awards (1979, 1980, 1981), two ASCAP Awards (1988, 1990), and one Gemini Award for Sword of Gideon (1987).
  • He was also nominated for four additional Academy Awards for Anne of the Thousand Days (1969), The Day of the Dolphin (1973), Julia (1977), and Agnes of God (1985), four additional César Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Genie Award for Black Robe (1991). The French newspaper Le Figaro named him "the Mozart of cinema." Delerue was the first composer to win three consecutive César Awards for Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1979), Love on the Run (1980), and The Last Metro (1981).
  • Georges Delerue was named Commander of Arts and Letters, one of France's highest honours.

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