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Bill Conti

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Who is Bill Conti?

Bill Conti: William "Bill" Conti is an American composer and conductor best known for his film scores, including Rocky, For Your Eyes Only, Dynasty and The Right Stuff, the latter of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Original Score. He also received nominations in the Best Original Song category for "Gonna Fly Now" from Rocky and for the title song of For Your Eyes Only. He has served as musical director at the Academy Awards a record nineteen times.

  • also known as DeEtta Little & Nelson Pigford, William "Bill" Conti, Helen Gray, William Conti, Bill
  • born on (73 years ago) in Providence, child of Lucetta Conti and William Conti
  • ethnicity: Italian American
  • nationality: United States of America
  • education:
  • profession: Conductor, composer, film score composer, musician, music director
  • genres: Film score, Disco
  • albums: "Rocky", "Rocky II", "For Your Eyes Only", "Fackeln im Sturm / Der Stoff aus dem die Helden sind", "Masters of the Universe", "The Karate Kid / The Right Stuff", "The Adventures of Huck Finn", "F/X: The Deluxe Edition", "North and South / The Right Stuff", "Escape to Victory: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack", "Rocky I Soundtrack", "The Formula", "The Karate Kid I-II-III-IV: Original Motion Picture Score", "Yellowstone", "Gloria", "Lock Up", "F.I.S.T. / Slow Dancing in the Big City", "The Karate Kid", "Uncle Joe Shannon", "Broadcast News", "The Coolangatta Gold", "Wrongfully Accused", "That Championship Season", "Cohen & Tate", "The Stunt Man / An Unmarried Woman", "Bad Boys", "The Fourth War", "Five Days From Home", "The Right Stuff: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack", "Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets: The Original IMAX Motion Picture Soundtrack", "The Karate Kid Part III", "I, The Jury", "Necessary Roughness", "The Thomas Crown Affair", "Gonna Fly Now", "Betrayed", "A Prayer for the Dying"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "Rocky"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Gonna Fly Now" (Rocky), with Carol Connors & Ayn Robbins
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance - "Gonna Fly Now" (Theme from: Rocky)
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "An Unmarried Woman"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "For Your Eyes Only" (For Your Eyes Only), with Michael J. Leeson
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "For Your Eyes Only" (For Your Eyes Only), with Michael J. Leeson
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "The Right Stuff"
      • Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "The Right Stuff"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) - "North and South" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore), For part I)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 65th Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 66th Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 67th Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 69th Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 70th Annual Academy Awards)
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 70th Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 71st Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Original Score - "The Thomas Crown Affair"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 75th Annual Academy Awards)
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 75th Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (78th Annual Academy Awards)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Direction - "The Academy Awards" (The 80th Annual Academy Awards)

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of African American Cinema (2015)

by S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry

Music: Bill Conti. GANG SMASHERS. 1938. 70 min. Gangster/Drama/Music. A policewoman goes undercover as a nightclub singer ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Series, Pilots and Specials (1985)

by Vincent Terrace

Sandy Martic Executive producer: Fred Silverman, Tony Caccitotti Producer: Lin Bolen Director: Paul Wendkos Music: Bill Conti Writer: Larry Brody, Janice Hendler Art director: Jack Santer Photography: Richard Glouner ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound (2001)

by Marty McGee

Best Music, Original Score— Bill Conti (Academy Award); Best Edited Feature Film—Glenn Farr, Lisa Fruchtman, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Films (2010)

by K Edgington, Thomas Erskine, James M. Welsh

MUSIC: Bill Conti. PRODUCTION DESIGN: Paul Peters. COSTUME DESIGN: Dan Moore. CAST: Scott Bakula (Paul Blake), Robert Loggia (Coach Wally Rig), Hector Elizondo (Coach Ed Gennero), Harleyjane Kozak (Dr. Suzanne Carter), ...

Google previewThe Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz (2007)

by the late Leonard Feather, Ira Gitler

Henry Mancini; Bill Conti; Allyn Ferguson; Johnny Mandel; Tom Scott. Recipient of four NARAS MVP awards for tbn. and tba., earning him the title of MVP Emeritus in the NARAS Hall of Fame. Favs: J.J. Johnson, Carl Fontana. CDs: James ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film (2000)

Ali Baba to Zombies by R. G. Young

from characters created by Ian Fleming PHOTOG: Alan Hume SPCL-FX: Paul Wilson MUSIC: Bill Conti, title song performed by Sheena Easton Colorful thriller: British agent tracks top-secret sub Le Fou Assassin (The Foolish Assassin) 7900 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. (2008)

by Vincent Terrace

Theme Music: Bill Conti.

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There's a higher place that I have no illusions about reaching. There's a sophistication and aesthetic about composers who only write only for the music's sake. (Bill Conti)
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