- NAME: John Barry
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter
- BIRTH DATE: November 03, 1933
- DEATH DATE: January 30, 2011
- PLACE OF BIRTH: York, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: Oyster Bay, New York
- AKA: John Barry Prendergast
- AKA: John Barry
- Full Name: Jonathan Barry Prendergast, OBE
- AKA: Jonathan Barry Prendergast
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John Barry was a British film composer best known for his memorable work on James Bond films.
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Barry married four times, each time to wives who were in their teens. He married Barbara Pickard in 1958, and they had a daughter named Suzanne. After he and Pickard divorced in 1963, Barry began a relationship with Ulla Larson, which resulted in the birth of his second daughter, Sian.
In 1965, Barry wed actress Jane Birkin, who gave birth to his third daughter, Kate. The union lasted until 1969. That same year, he married Jane Sidey,
and they moved to America in 1970. Their marriage dissolved in 1974.
Barry married for the final time in 1976, to fourth wife Laurie, and they had one son. The couple remained together until Barry's death from a heart attack on January 30, 2011, in Oyster Bay, New York.
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