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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 followed in 1971 by nominations for his music in "Nicholas and Alexandra" and three years later for...

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