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Francis Lai (1932–2018)


Francis Lai was born on April 26, 1932 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France as Francis Albert Lai. He was a composer, known for Love Story (1970), Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and My Best Friend's Wedding (1997). He was married to Dagmar Puetz. He died on November 7, 2018 in Paris, France. See full bio »

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(age 86) in Paris, France

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Love Story Composer
(1970)
(2006)
(1997)
The Lake House Soundtrack
(2006)

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 2017 Everyone's Life (original music)
 2016 Tourner pour vivre (Documentary)
 2015 Un + une
 2011 YouHumour (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2011 D'un film à l'autre (Documentary)
 2003 Ripoux 3
 2003 Plastic Tree
 2002 Züri West - Am Blues vorus (Documentary)
 2002 Musiq: Halfcrazy, Remix (Video short)
 2002 Musiq: Halfcrazy (Video short)
 1997 Black Attack: Bang Bang (Video short)
 1990 Le provincial
 1989 Disperatamente Giulia (TV Mini-Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1989)
- Episode #1.5 (1989)
- Episode #1.4 (1989)
- Episode #1.3 (1989)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
 1989 Der Atem
 1988 Bernadette
 1987 Oci ciornie
 1986 Sins (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986)
- Episode #1.2 (1986)
- Episode #1.1 (1986)
 1985 Marie
 1985 Astrolab 22 (TV Series)
 1984 Dog Day
 1983 Les uns et les autres (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1983)
- Episode #1.2 (1983)
- Episode #1.1 (1983)
 1983 Salut la puce
 1981 Bolero
 1980 Les Borsalini
 1979 À nous deux
 1978 Striptease
 1978 Soir 3 (TV Series)
 1977 Türkiye (Documentary short)
 1977 Bilitis
 1977 Anima persa
 1976 Cinéma de minuit (TV Series)
 1975 Emmanuelle II
 1975 Cat and Mouse
 1974 Mariage
 1973 Les hommes
 1972 Tom Thumb
 1971 Iran (Documentary short)
 1971 Os Deuses Estão Mortos (TV Series) (242 episodes)
- Episode #1.239 (1971)
- Episode #1.238 (1971)
- Episode #1.237 (1971)
- Episode #1.236 (1971)
- Episode #1.235 (1971)
 1971 Frenchie King
 1970 Love Story
 1970 The Crook
 1970 Berlin Affair (TV Movie)
 1970 Hello-Goodbye
 1970 The Games
 1969 Ein Abend zu zweit (TV Movie)
 1968 Les tontons du festival (Short)
 1968 Snows of Grenoble (Documentary)
 1968 Tender Moment
 1968 Mayerling
 1968 13 Days in France (Documentary) (as Francis Laï)
 1967 Live for Life
 1967 Action Man
 1967 The Bobo
 1966 The Merry-Go-Round Horse (Short)
 1966 La maison de Toutou (TV Series) (1 episode)
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His biggest hit was the piano melody for "Love Story" in 1970 which won him an Oscar and a Golden Globe. He had enjoyed previous success with his 1966 romantic theme for Claude Lelouch's "A Man and a Woman". All in all, Lai collaborated with Lelouch on nearly forty projects. See more »

Trademark:

Frequent collaborations with French director Claude Lelouch

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