No photo available. Represent Phillip Lambro? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Up 250,488 this week

Phillip Lambro (1935–2015)

Composer best known for his film scores and percussion-oriented music. He was educated at the Music Academy of the West in California on a scholarship. He was also a private music student of Donald Pond and Gyorgy Sandor, and did military service in the United States Army. He joined ASCAP in 1962. See full bio »


(age 79)

Star Siblings: Famous Brothers and Sisters

Keep it in the family with a look at some of our favorite Hollywood siblings.

See the entire gallery

6 Sundance Award-Winning Movies to Stream Now

As we prepare for the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, here are 6 award-winning Sundance films from recent years you can watch now.

Watch the video

Around The Web


Provided by Taboola

On Prime Video

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Phillip Lambro's work have you seen?

Known For

Blood Voyage Composer
Murph the Surf Composer
And Now Miguel Composer


Hide Hide Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Hide Hide Show Show Music department (4 credits)
 1975 Murph the Surf (conductor)
 1974 Chinatown (composer: unused music - uncredited)
 1973 Crypt of the Living Dead (conductor)
 1965 Git! (musical director)
Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
 1965 Git! (music: "No Drums, No Trumpets")

Personal Details

Other Works:

Works: "Miraflores" (for string orchestra); "Dance Barbaro" (for percussion); "Music for Wind, Brass and Percussion".

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What Goldsmith wrote for Chinatown was television music.


Lambro wrote the original score to Chinatown, but after the film previewed poorly the studio decided to remove his score entirely and hired Jerry Goldsmith to write a replacement in only 10 days. Part of Lambro's score was used in the film's trailer, with Paramount agreeing to allow him to release the music as an album provided it used a different title. It was not until 2012 that the score was ... See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed