John Barry

John Barry
1933 - 2011

John Barry  English Composer


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John Barry passed away on 30th Jan 2011 aged 77.


John Barry was previously married to Laurie Barry (1978), Jane Sidey, Jane Birkin (1965 - 1968) and Barbara Pickard.

He was engaged to Priscilla Lane (1941 - 1942).


English Composer John Barry passed away on 30th Jan 2011 Oyster Bay, NY, USA aged 77. Born John Barry Prendergast on 3rd November, 1933 in York, Yorkshire, England, UK and educated at St Peter's School, York, John Barry is most remembered for James Bond Themes, Born Free in a career that spanned 1959–2006. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.

John Barry is a member of the following lists: Best Original Song Academy Award winning songwriters, Male film score composers and People from Centre Island, New York.


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Relationship Statistics

Married4 39 years, 10 months 12 years, 12 months 2 years
Engaged1 3 years, 9 months - -
Total5 39 years, 10 months 10 years, 1 month 2 years


First Name John
Last Name Barry
Full Name at Birth John Barry Prendergast
Age 77 (age at death) years
Birthday 3rd November, 1933
Birthplace York, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died 30th January, 2011
Place of Death Oyster Bay, NY, USA
Cause of Death Heart attack
Height 5' 10" (178 cm)
Build Average
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity White
Nationality English
High School St Peter's School, York
Occupation Text Composer, conductor
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame James Bond Themes, Born Free
Music Genre (Text) Film score
Music Genre Stage & Screen, Classical, Jazz, Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1959–2006
Music Style Soundtracks, Film Music, Original Score, Spy Music, Cool, Early Pop/Rock
Music Mood Stylish, Theatrical, Confident, Sophisticated, Elegant, Exuberant, Refined/Mannered, Brash, Poignant, Romantic
Instrument Conductor, Composer
Instrument (text) Keyboards, Drums, Harmonica
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John Barry Prendergast, OBE (/ˈbæri/; 3 November 1933 – 30 January 2011) was an English composer and conductor of film music. He composed the scores for 11 of the James Bond films between 1963 and 1987, and also arranged and performed the "James Bond Theme" to the first film in the series, 1962's Dr. No. He wrote the scores to the award winning films Midnight Cowboy, Dances with Wolves and Out of Africa, as well as the theme for the British television cult series The Persuaders !, in a career spanning over 50 years. In 1999 he was appointed OBE at Buckingham Palace for services to music.

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John Barry77 ScorpioComposer
Laurie Barry-
Jane Sidey-
Jane Birkin69 SagittariusActress
Barbara Pickard-
Priscilla Lane79 GeminiActress


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