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Francis Lai (I) (1932–2018)


Francis Lai was born on April 26, 1932 in Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France. He is known for Love Story (1970), Stranger Than Fiction (2006) and Kingpin (1996). 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 3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Love Story Composer
(1970)
(2006)
Kingpin Soundtrack
(1996)
(1997)

Filmography

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 1971-2021 Panorama (TV Series documentary) (composer - 1,763 episodes)
- The Electric Car Revolution: Winners and Losers (2021) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- Online Pimps Exposed (2021) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- Wild Weather: Our World Under Threat (2021) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- Coca-Cola's 100 Billion Bottle Problem (2021) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- Online Abuse: Why Do You Hate Me? (2021) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
 2017 Everyone's Life (composer: theme music)
 1989 Pause café, pause tendresse (TV Mini Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- L'escalier des fous (1989) ... (composer: theme song)
- Les enfants déchirés (1989) ... (composer: theme song)
- La traverse (1989) ... (composer: theme song)
- Les verres cassés (1989) ... (composer: theme song)
- Betty, 15 ans (1989) ... (composer: theme song)
 1986 Sins (TV Mini Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (composer: title song - 1986)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (composer: title song - 1986)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (composer: title song - 1986)
 1978 Oliver's Story (composer: Oliver's Theme)
 1972-1975 Spy Trap (TV Series) (composer - 61 episodes)
- The Merrin Memoirs (1975) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- The Melioidosis Report (1975) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- April Sixty-Seven (1975) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- Truth Won't Out (1975) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
- To Kill a Unicorn (1975) ... (composer: title music "Aujourd'hui C'est Toi" - uncredited)
 1974 The Sex Symbol (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1974 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Pygmalion Smith (1974) ... (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1973-1974 Love Story (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Time for Love (1974) ... (composer: theme music "Where Do I Begin?")
- A Glow of Dying Embers (1973) ... (composer: theme music "Where Do I Begin?")
- The Youngest Lovers (1973) ... (composer: theme music "Where Do I Begin?")
- Joie (1973) ... (composer: theme music "Where Do I Begin?")
- When the Girls Came Out to Play (1973) ... (composer: theme music "Where Do I Begin?")
 1970 I Want You Now (singer: 'Du soleil plein les yeux')
 1968 Brigitte Bardot (TV Movie) (musical director)
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Alternate Names:

Francis Laï

Spouse:

Dagmar Puetz  (his death)  (3 children)
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Trivia:

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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