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Ken Thorne

Ken Thorne
Born (1924-01-26)26 January 1924
East Dereham, Norfolk, England, UK
Died 9 July 2014(2014-07-09) (aged 90)
West Hills, California, United States
Residence West Hills, California
Occupation Film score composer
Spouse(s) Linda Thorne

Kenneth Thorne (26 January 1924 – 9 July 2014) was a British television and film score composer.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Film scoring 2
  • Death 3
  • Selected filmography 4
  • Awards and nominations 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Early life

Thorne was born in

External links

  • Obituary
  1. ^ Ken Thorne. supermancinema.co.uk 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-passings-20140713-story.html

References

Awards and nominations

Selected filmography

Thorne died at a hospital in West Hills, California on 9 July 2014.[2]

Death

When Henry Mancini was scoring Blake Edwards' 1968 film The Party with Peter Sellers, Thorne composed the soundtrack to Inspector Clouseau. He also composed the music scores for How I Won the War (1967), The Monkees movie Head (1968), The Magic Christian (1969) and The Ritz (1976). He was also hired for Richard Lester's films Superman II and III with instructions to reuse the music by John Williams and recompose them for the sequels, also adding some original work. From the 1980s, Ken Thorne mainly focused on his work for TV.

Thorne began composing scores for films in 1948. Thorne was considered Richard Lester's composer of choice since their first work together on It's Trad, Dad! (1962), Help! (1965) and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).

Film scoring

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