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Mantovani (1905–1980)

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani was born November 15, 1905, in Venice, Italy, the son of a violinist who performed at La Scala under the baton of maestro Arturo Toscanini. Born into a musical household, Mantovani was taught the piano and music theory while a youth. When Mantovani's father was appointed conductor of the orchestra at London's Covent Garden... See full bio »

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Known For

The Green Mile
The Green Mile Soundtrack
(1999)
Studio One in Hollywood
Studio One in Hollywood Music Department
(1948-1949)
Matchstick Men
Matchstick Men Soundtrack
(2003)
Great Expectations
Great Expectations Soundtrack
(1998)

Filmography

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 2017 Twin Peaks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Part 10 (2017) ... (performer: "Charmaine")
 2013 Bi no tsubo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ayu (2013) ... (performer: "Jealousy")
 2011 The Rum Diary (performer: "Charmaine")
 2005 The Island (performer: "Charmaine")
 2003 Matchstick Men (performer: "Charmaine", "Swedish Rhapsody", "La Paloma", "Perfidia") / (writer: "La Paloma" - as Annunzio Mantovani)
 2002 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gott sei Dank (2002) ... (writer: "Cara Mia, Ja")
 1999 The Green Mile (performer: "Charmaine")
 1999 Human Traffic (performer: "Love Is a Many Splendoured Thing")
 1998 Happiness (performer: "You Light Up My Life")
 1998 Great Expectations (performer: "Bésame Mucho")
 1998 Liian paksu perhoseksi (TV Movie) (arranger: "Tales from the Vienna Woods") / (performer: "Tales from the Vienna Woods")
 1997 Ballykissangel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In the Can (1997) ... (writer: "Cara Mia" - uncredited)
 1996 Gotti (TV Movie) (writer: "Cara Mia" - as Julio Trapani, uncredited)
 1969 Monty Python's Flying Circus (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 1965 Rita, la figlia americana (writer: "Plip")
 1965 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Songs of the Sun and Moon (1965) ... (writer: "Cara Mia" - as Tulio Trapani, uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.46 (1965) ... (writer: "Cara Mia")
 1948-1949 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (performer - 20 episodes)
- The Shadowy Third (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- June Moon (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- Smoke (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- Boy Meets Girl (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
- The Dybbuk (1949) ... (performer: "Prelude to the Stars")
 1939 Åh, en så'n grabb (music: "The Palais Stroll" - uncredited)
 1936 Love at Sea (writer: "Toujours Toujours" - uncredited)
 1935 It Happened in Paris (arranger: "Tango" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He and his orchestra performed in Noel Gay's musical, "Bob's Your Uncle," at the Saville Theatre in London, England with Vera Pearce, Austin Melford, Gordon Humphris, Hamish Menzies, Sheila Douglas-Pennant, Valerie Tandy, Leslie Henson, and Lionel Blair (played Waiter) in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mantovani mit seinem Charmaine-Orchester | Annunzio Mantovani | Mantovani and his Tipica Orchestra | Mantovani and his Orchestra
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Trivia:

One of the most popular artists during the "Golden Age of Mood Music," more than two decades of best-selling albums on Decca/London included "Charmaine" (also his theme song), "Film Encores," "Continental Encores," "Strauss Waltzes," "Gems Forever," "The Incomparable Mantovani," "Mr. Music," "Mantovani Magic," "Italia Mia," "Mantovani Memories," "In Concert," and, perhaps inevitably, "Mantovani's... See more »

Trademark:

Lush, "cascading strings" arrangements See more »

Nickname:

Monty

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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