Maurice Jarre

Born Sep 13, 1924

Maurice-Alexis Jarre was a French composer and conductor. His son is the electronic composer Jean Michel Jarre. Although he composed several concert works, Jarre is best known for his film scores, particularly for his collaborations with film director David Lean. Jarre composed the scores to all of Lean's films since Lawrence of Arabia. Other notable scores include The Train (1964), Mohammad, Messenger of God (1976), Witness (1985) and Ghost (1990).… Read More

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1924 Birth Jarre was born in Lyon, France, in 1924, the son of Gabrielle Renée (née Boullu) and André Jarre, a radio technical director. … Read More


1951 26 Years Old He became director of the Théâtre National Populaire and recorded his first film score in France in 1951.


1961 36 Years Old In 1961 Jarre's music career experienced a major change when British film producer Sam Spiegel asked him to write the score for the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean. … Read More


1965 40 Years Old In 1965, Jarre married French actress Dany Saval; together they had a daughter, Stephanie Jarre. … Read More


1976 51 Years Old He was again nominated for an Academy Award for scoring The Message in 1976 for the director and producer Moustapha Akkad. … Read More
1984 59 Years Old From 1984 to his death, he was married to Fong F. Khong (1984–2009).


1990 65 Years Old In 1990 Jarre was again nominated for an Academy Award scoring the supernatural love story/thriller Ghost. … Read More
2001 76 Years Old Jarre scored his last film in 2001, a television film about the Holocaust entitled Uprising. … Read More
2009 85 Years Old Maurice Jarre died on 28 March 2009 after a battle with cancer.
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