Movie composer John Barry passes away at 77

composer John Barry dies

Composer John Barry, who won five Oscars for his film work but was best known for his contributions to a dozen James Bond movies, has died.

He was 77. Barry died in New York on Jan. 30, his family said.

The English-born composer won two Oscars, for the score and the song, for Born Free in 1966, and he earned single statuettes for The Lion in Winter (1968), Out of Africa (1985) and Dances with Wolves (1990).

He was also nominated for his scores for Mary, Queen of Scots in 1971 and Chaplin in 1992.His association with Agent 007 began controversially with Dr. No in 1962, although his contribution was not credited.

He wrote music for a dozen Bond films in all.

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