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TV And Movie Composer Hayes Dead At 92

29 August 2011 3:06 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Jack J. Hayes, who composed music for beloved TV shows Happy Days and Gunsmoke, has died at the age of 92.

Hayes also created music for Laverne & Shirley and served as orchestrator on a number of blockbuster movies, including Up, The Incredibles, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III, Taxi Driver and The Three Musketeers.

He also collaborated with Leo Shuken on music for classic films like Breakfast at Tiffany's, To Kill a Mockingbird, In Cold Blood, and Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid.

Hayes was nominated for two Oscars - one in 1964 for adapting the musical The Unsinkable Molly Brown and another in 1985 for contributing to Quincy Jones' score for The Color Purple.

Hayes was born in San Francisco, California and is survived by his two children. »

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