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Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods
Richard Robbins dies at 71; film composer had 2 Oscar nods

Richard Robbins, the composer who created memorable scores for such films as "A Room With a View," "Howards End" and "The Remains of the Day" during a quarter-century collaboration with director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant, has died. He was 71. Robbins died Nov. 7 at his home in Rhinebeck, N.Y., of Parkinson's disease, said Michael Schell, his longtime partner. Robbins created the score for nearly every Merchant Ivory film from "The Europeans" in 1979 to "The White Countess" in 2005. He earned back-to-back Academy Award nominations for his original music for "Howards End" (1992) and "The Remains of the...

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