Henry Mancini was born on April 16, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio. Benny Goodman hired him to arrange music as a teen. After World War II, Mancini joined the Glenn Miller Band as a pianist and composer. In 1952, he began working for Universal Studio. Over his career, Mancini composed for classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany's and won several Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards. He died on June 14, 1994, in Los Angeles, California.
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