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Krzysztof Komeda (1931–1969)

Krzysztof Komeda was born on April 27, 1931 in Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland as Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski. He was a composer, known for Rosemary's Baby (1968), The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) and Knife in the Water (1962). He was married to Zofia von Tittenbrun. He died on April 23, 1969 in Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland. See full bio »

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 1969 Riot (as Christopher Komeda)
 1968 Rosemary's Baby (as Christopher Komeda)
 1968 Mia and Roman (Documentary short)
 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers (as Christopher Komeda)
 1967 Klatki (Short)
 1967 The Departure (as K.T. Komeda)
 1967 The Fearless Vampire Killers: Vampires 101 (Short) (as Komeda)
 1966/II Rondo (Short)
 1966 Barrier
 1966 Cul-De-Sac (as Komeda)
 1966 Hunger
 1966 Niekochana
 1966 Ping-pong (Short)
 1966 Perly i dukaty (Short)
 1966 Markiza de Pompadour (Short)
 1965 Pingwin
 1965 The Cats
 1964 Przerwany lot (as Krzysztof Trzcinski-Komeda)
 1964 Prawo i piesc
 1964 The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (segment "La Rivière des Diamants")
 1963 Niezawodny sposób (Short)
 1963 Zbrodniarz i panna (as Krzysztof T. Komeda)
 1963 Epilogue
 1963 Smarkula (as Krzysztof Trzczinski-Komeda)
 1962 Pistolet typu Walter P-38 (TV Movie) (as Krzysztof Trzcinski)
 1962 Mój stary
 1962 Knife in the Water (as Krzysztof T. Komeda)
 1962 The Verdict (as Krzysztof Trczinski-Komeda)
 1962 Mammals (Short) (as Krzysztof T. Komeda)
 1961 Ambulans (Short)
 1961 Cmentarz Remu (Documentary short)
 1961 The Fat and the Lean (Short) (as Christophe T. Komeda)
 1960 Szklana góra
 1959 When Angels Fall (Short)
 1958 Two Men and a Wardrobe (Short) (as Krzysztof T. Komeda)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Christophe T. Komeda | Christopher Komeda | K.T. Komeda | Krzysztof T. Komeda | Krzysztof Komeda-Trzcinski | Komeda | Krzysztof Trczinski-Komeda | Krzysztof Trzcinski | Krzysztof Trzcinski-Komeda | Krzysztof Trzczinski-Komeda

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An alcoholic, in December 1968, Komeda was walking with friends in the Hollywood Hills after a late night of drinking when he fell, hitting his head. One of his friends picked him up but dropped him again, causing Komeda to hit his head again. He told his friends he was fine and was driven home, after which he developed flu-like symptoms and difficulty breathing. He was hospitalized with a blood ... See more »

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