Ray Manzarek (1939–2013)

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Ray Manzarek was born on February 12, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. He was a director and composer, known for Strange Days (1995), Forrest Gump (1994) and The X Files (1998). He was married to Dorothy Manzarek. He died on May 20, 2013 in Rosenheim, Bavaria, Germany. See full bio »

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Strange Days Soundtrack
Forrest Gump Soundtrack
The X Files Soundtrack
Road House Soundtrack


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 2012 The Doors: Live at the Bowl '68 (Documentary)
 1999 The Doors Collection (Video documentary)
 1997 The Best of the Doors (Video)
 1991 The Doors: The Soft Parade (Video documentary)
 1990 The Doors: Live in Europe 1968 (Video documentary)
 1987 The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Video documentary)
 1985 The Doors: Dance on Fire (Video documentary) (creative director)
 1985 The Doors: L.A. Woman (Video short)
 1965 Induction (Short)
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The Doors | Ray Daniel Manzarek


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Dorothy Manzarek  (his death)  (1 child)

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He and The Doors were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6901 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA. See more »


Would incorporate the works of Coltrane and other jazz artists into his organ solos. (The Coltrane allusion specifically refers to block and minor chord vamping behind long instrumental solos and is associated with Coltrane's 1960 version of "My Favorite Things" and its influence on The Doors' "Light My Fire".) See more »

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