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John Morris (II) (1926–2018)


John Morris was born on October 18, 1926 in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA as John Leonard Morris. He is known for his work on Blazing Saddles (1974), The Elephant Man (1980) and Coach (1989). He was married to Francesca Bosetti. He died on January 25, 2018 in Red Hook, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Blazing Saddles Music Department
(1974)
The Elephant Man Music Department
(1980)
Coach Music Department
(1989-1997)
Spaceballs Composer
(1987)

Filmography

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 2005 Spaceballs: The Documentary (Video documentary short) (composer: "Spaceballs" theme music - uncredited)
 1989-1997 Coach (TV Series) (composer - 198 episodes)
- Leaving Orlando: Part 3 (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Leaving Orlando: Part 2 (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Leaving Orlando: Part 1 (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Neighbor Hood (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
- Upsized (1997) ... (composer: theme music)
 1986 Haunted Honeymoon (conductor)
 1985 The Doctor and the Devils (conductor)
 1982 The Electric Grandmother (TV Movie) (orchestrator)
 1980 The Elephant Man (conductor)
 1977 High Anxiety (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1976 Silent Movie (orchestrator)
 1976 The Adams Chronicles (TV Mini-Series) (conductor - 2 episodes)
- Chapter II: John Adams, Revolutionary (1976) ... (conductor)
- Chapter I: John Adams, Lawyer (1976) ... (conductor)
 1974 Young Frankenstein (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1974 The Bank Shot (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1974 Blazing Saddles (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1973 The 27th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (arrangements)
 1970 The Twelve Chairs (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1970 The Gamblers (conductor)
 1969 The Littlest Angel (TV Movie) (additional music)
 1967 The Producers (conductor)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- The Canterville Ghost (1966) ... (musical director)
 1962 The French Chef (TV Series documentary short) (composer: theme music - 1962)
 1959 A Doll's House (TV Movie) (musician: keyboard instrumentalist)
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Active on Broadway in the following productions: See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I thought I wanted to be a concert pianist, but I didn't like practicing , and that should have been a cue. Then I began doing composing and arranging on Broadway, and I soon realized I had found my vocation.

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Morris studied piano with Alfred Mirovich and conducting and composing with Victor Kolar. Morris debuted as a concert pianist with the Evansville Philharmonic. See more »

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