Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) was an American composer, conductor and arranger, best remembered for his film and television scores. He won a record number of Grammy Awards (20), including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1995. His best-known works include the jazz-idiom theme to The Pink Panther film series (“The Pink Panther Theme”), the Peter Gunn Theme from the television series, and back-to-back Academy Awards for the songs “Moon River” from the Blake Edwards film Breakfast At Tiffany’s and “Days of Wine and Roses” from the 1962 film Days Of Wine And Roses.
Sir John Harvey-Jones MBE (16 April 1924 – 9 January 2008) was chairman of Imperial Chemical Industries from 1982 to 1987. He may have been best-known for his BBC television show, Troubleshooter, in which he advised struggling businesses.
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