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Harry Rabinowitz Poster

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Overview (2)

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa
Died in France

Mini Bio (1)

Harry Rabinowitz was born on March 26, 1916 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is known for his work on Masters of the Universe (1987), Time Bandits (1981) and The English Patient (1996). He was married to Mary (Mitzi) Cooper Scott and Lorna Thurlow Anderson. He died on June 22, 2016 in France.

Spouse (2)

Mary (Mitzi) Cooper Scott (18 March 2001 - 22 June 2016) (his death)
Lorna Thurlow Anderson (1944 - 2000) (divorced) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

He came to England in 1946 and studied conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, England.
He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1977 Queen's Honours List for his services to music.
He was the orchestra conductor for the original production of "Cats". He recalled how, on opening night in 1981, just as he was taking his bow, an IRA bomb scare meant that the theatre had to be evacuated, and the sidewalks outside were soon crowded with dancers dressed as felines.
He started taking piano lessons at the age of nine. He studied politics at Witwatersrand University, where he accompanied jazz ensembles.
In 1942, he joined the South African army, reaching the rank of corporal. He worked in the Entertainment Unit, teaching black soldiers to play whatever instruments were available, though their ensembles had to rehearse in secret.

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