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John Morris

  • Birthplace: Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • Birthday: October 18
Date of passing: 
January 25, 2018

Obituary

Obituary: 

John Morris was an American film and television composer.

Morris had a long career of composing music for Mel Brooks, starting in 1968 with The Producers which was Brooks’s first film.

Morris continued to write the scores and songs for most of Brooks’s films. Morris also composed the music to To Be or Not to Be, a film in which Brooks starred as well as wrote but did not direct. The original music for The Elephant Man, a film that was produced by Brooks, was also scored by Morris.

John Morris was an American film and television composer.

Morris had a long career of composing music for Mel Brooks, starting in 1968 with The Producers which was Brooks’s first film.

Morris continued to write the scores and songs for most of Brooks’s films. Morris also composed the music to To Be or Not to Be, a film in which Brooks starred as well as wrote but did not direct. The original music for The Elephant Man, a film that was produced by Brooks, was also scored by Morris.

According to Brooks on an audio commentary of Young Frankenstein, Morris’s best scores written for his movies were The Elephant Man and Young Frankenstein.

Morris died January 25, 2018, in Red Hook, New York. He was 91.

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