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Johnny Mandel (I) (1925–2020)


Inducted into the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame in 2009 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame a year later, Johnny Mandel is perhaps best known as the composer of the iconic M*A*S*H (1972) theme song, "Suicide is Painless". Born and raised in Manhattan, he was the son of a garment manufacturer and an opera singer. Music was a major part of his family (an ... See full bio »

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(age 94) in Ojai, California, USA

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Known For

MASH Music Department
(1970)
The Sandpiper Composer
(1965)
(1966)
Caddyshack Composer
(1980)

Filmography

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 2015 A Man Called Ove (composer: additional music - "Din skugga stannar kvar")
 1994 Everything Went Wrong (Short) (music by)
 1994 A Great Day in Harlem (Documentary) (music consultant)
 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross (producer: additional songs)
 1991 Memories of M*A*S*H (TV Movie documentary) (theme music)
 1980-1986 Too Close for Comfort (TV Series) (composer - 78 episodes)
- Rock Around Henry (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- Miss Marin Bugler (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- The British Are Coming, the British Are Coming (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- For Every Man, There's Two Women (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Divorce Chicago Style (1984) ... (composer: theme music)
 1984 Sunday Night Live (TV Special) (musical director)
 1983 Staying Alive (composer: additional music) / (score adaptation)
 1972-1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (composer - 251 episodes)
- Goodbye, Farewell, and Amen (1983) ... (composer: theme)
- As Time Goes By (1983) ... (composer: theme)
- Give and Take (1983) ... (composer: theme)
- Friends and Enemies (1983) ... (composer: theme)
- Say No More (1983) ... (composer: theme)
 1982 Soup for One (composer: additional music)
 1980 The Last Reunion (composer: additional music)
 1979 Agatha (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1977 3 Girls 3 (TV Series) (music arranger - 1 episode)
- Steve Martin (1977) ... (music arranger)
 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1973 Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man (TV Special) (music supervisor)
 1972-1973 Banyon (TV Series) (composer - 15 episodes)
- Time Lapse (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Just Once (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Murder Game (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Lady Killer (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sally Overman Is Missing (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
 1972 Molly and Lawless John (conductor)
 1970 MASH (composer: theme music) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1967 Point Blank (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1966 The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming (conductor - uncredited)
 1966 Harper (conductor - uncredited)
 1963-1965 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (additional music arrangements - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.2 (1965) ... (additional music arrangements)
 1964 The Americanization of Emily (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1963 Drums of Africa (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1960 Visit to a Small Planet (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor: additional music - uncredited)
 1958 I Want to Live! (conductor - as John Mandel)
 1957 The James Dean Story (Documentary) (orchestrator - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Unused score: Author! Author! (1982). Released by Varese Sarabande in 2007. See more »

Alternate Names:

John Mandel | Johnny Mandell
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Trivia:

Cousin of film composer Miles Goodman. See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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