- NAME: Jonathan Tunick
- OCCUPATION: Songwriter
- BIRTH DATE: April 19, 1938 (Age: 75)
- Did You Know?: Jonathan Tunick is one of only 14 people to have received all four major entertainment honors: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
- EDUCATION: Bard College, The Juilliard School, Fiorello H. La Guardia High School of Music and Art
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New York, New York
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Jonathan Tunick is an American orchestrator, musical director, composer and arranger who has won all four entertainment awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
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Tunick is married to singer and actress Leigh Beery, a noted performer who received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Roxana in Cyrano, in a production that also starred Christopher Plummer. Tunick and Beery split their time between New York City's Upper West Side and the Connecticut Berkshires.
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