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Sir Richard Rodney Bennett dies at 76; composer had 3 Oscar nods

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett dies at 76; composer had 3 Oscar nods

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76.

Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co said in a statement.

[For the Record, 2:50 p.m. PST, Dec. 30: A previous version of this post cited the title of the film "Far From the Madding Crowd" as "Far From the Maddening Crowd."]

In 1967, Bennett was nominated for his first Oscar for the score of "Far From the Madding Crowd." That was...

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