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John Barry (I) (1933–2011)

John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment, he soon began to assimilate the music which ... See full bio »

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Won 5 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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1992: Chaplin (1992) See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Print Biographies | 26 Interviews | 60 Articles | 7 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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John Barry and Orchestra


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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[on The John Barry Seven] I hated it. I hated it. It was a means to an end. I never wanted to work for anybody else, I always wanted to be my own boss. And so the Seven was a means to get started but I hated performing, really hated it. See more »


Made many recordings with Johnny De Little, including the film themes "The Knack" and "Days of Wine & Roses". See more »

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