- Associated Press - Friday, July 11, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Composer Ken Thorne, who won a 1966 Oscar for his work on the movie version of the musical “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” has died in Los Angeles. He was 90.

Los Angeles County coroner’s Lt. David Smith says Thorne died Wednesday morning.

Thorne conducted, scored or wrote incidental music for dozens of movies and TV shows over a decades-long career, including “Superman II” and “Superman III” in the 1980s.

He contributed to the Grammy-nominated score for the 1965 Beatles comedy, “Help!”

Born in England, Thorne began playing piano at the age of 5 and was a professional musician by 15.

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide