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Manos Hatzidakis (1925–1994)

The names of Manos Hadjidakis and Mikis Theodorakis have been written with golden letters in the music history of Greece since 1960. He was born in Xanthi on 23 October 1925, in a mid-class family. When he came of age he came in the capital city of Greece of Athens. He succeeded from the beginning when he made the high class of Greece to accept the... See full bio »


(age 68) in Athens, Greece

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Never on Sunday Composer
Beautiful Girls Soundtrack
Munich Soundtrack
The River Composer


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 2006 I teleftaia parastasi (TV Series)
 1995 Love Knot
 1994 (Mia mera sta Patisia) (Short)
 1994 The Clearing (Short)
 1984 Memed My Hawk (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1983 Capitali culturali d'Europa (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1979 Honeymoon
 1977-1978 The Cousteau Odyssey (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes)
- Calypso's Search for Atlantis: Part One (1978) ... (as Manos Hajidakis)
- Calypso's Search for Atlantis: Part Two (1977) ... (as Manos Hajidakis)
 1977 Agapite lohia (Short)
 1976 Gia mia drahmi (Short)
 1974 La voleuse de Londres (TV Movie)
 1974 Sweet Movie
 1973 Occupation (TV Series) (1973)
 1973 I teleftaia anoixi (TV Series)
 1973 O megalos erotikos (Documentary)
 1970 The Invincible Six (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1968 White City (Documentary) (as Manos Xatzidakis)
 1968 Blue (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1966 The Steps
 1964 Topkapi (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1963 Nine Miles to Noon (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1963 Dry Summer
 1963 America America (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1963 Aliki
 1962 The 300 Spartans (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1962 It Happened in Athens (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1961 Hamena oneira
 1961 Ornithes (Documentary short)
 1961 Traumland der Sehnsucht (Documentary)
 1960 Madalena
 1960 The River
 1960 Never on Sunday (as Manos Hadjidakis)
 1960 The Underdog
 1959 Love Stories
 1958 The Outlaws
 1957 I dipsa
 1957 Bed of Grass
 1957 To Amaxaki
 1956 I Kafetzou (as Manolis Hatzidakis)
 1955 Stella
 1952 O Grousouzis
 1951 Dead City
 1949 Two Worlds
 1949 Red Cliff
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Alternate Names:

Manos Hadjidakis | Manos Hajidakis | Manolis Hatzidakis | Manos Xatzidakis

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Was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1968 for "Ilya, Darling:" as Best Composer and Lyricist, with collaborator Joe Darion, and for his music as part of a Best Musical nomination.

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