Maurice Jarre
Name: Maurice Jarre
Occupation: Composer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: September 13, 1924
Death Date: Mar 28, 2009 (age 84)
Age: Aged 84
Country: France
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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Maurice Jarre

Maurice Jarre was born on September 13, 1924 in France (84 years old). Maurice Jarre is a Composer, zodiac sign: Virgo. Nationality: France. Approx. Net Worth: $1 Million (Approx.).


He composed "Lara's Theme" for "Doctor Zhivago," which provided the tune for the mid-sixties smash pop hit "Somewhere My Love" by Paul Francis Webster.

Net Worth 2020

$1 Million (Approx.)
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Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Stephanie Jarre Daughter N/A N/A N/A
#2 André Jarre Father N/A N/A N/A
#3 France Pejot Former spouse N/A N/A N/A
#4 Dany Saval Dany Saval Former spouse $4 Million (Approx.) N/A 78 Actor
#5 Laura Devon Laura Devon Former spouse $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 89 Actor
#6 Émilie Jarre Granddaughter N/A N/A N/A
#7 David Jarre Grandson N/A N/A N/A
#8 Gabrielle Renée Jarre Mother N/A N/A N/A
#9 Kevin Jarre Son N/A N/A N/A
#10 Jean-Michel Jarre Jean-Michel Jarre Son $100 million (2019) N/A 72 Composer
#11 Fong F. Khong Spouse N/A N/A N/A

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As per our current Database, Maurice Jarre died on Mar 28, 2009 (age 84).


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Before Fame

He wrote his first film score in 1951 while in France, where he also served as the Théâtre National Populaire director.


Biography Timeline


Jarre was born in Lyon, France, in 1924, the son of Gabrielle Renée (née Boullu) and André Jarre, a radio technical director. He first enrolled in the engineering school at the Sorbonne, but decided to pursue music courses instead. He left the Sorbonne against his father's will and enrolled at the Conservatoire de Paris to study composition and harmony and chose percussion as his major instrument. He became director of the Théâtre National Populaire and recorded his first film score in France in 1951.


In 1961, Jarre's music career experienced a major change when British film producer Sam Spiegel asked him to write the score for the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia, directed by David Lean. The acclaimed score won Jarre his first Academy Award and he would go on to compose the scores to all of Lean's subsequent films. He followed with The Train (1964) and Grand Prix (1966), both for director John Frankenheimer, and in between had another great success in David Lean's Doctor Zhivago, which included the lyricless tune "Lara's Theme" (later the tune for the song "Somewhere My Love"), and which earned him his second Oscar. He worked with Alfred Hitchcock on Topaz (1969): although Hitchcock's experiences with the film were unhappy, he was satisfied with Jarre's score, telling him, "I have not given you a great film, but you have given me a great score." His score for David Lean's Ryan's Daughter (1970), set in Ireland, completely eschews traditional Irish music styles, according to Lean's preferences. The song "It Was a Good Time," from Ryan's Daughter went on to be recorded by musical stars such as Liza Minnelli who used it in her critically acclaimed television special Liza with a Z as well as by others during the 1970s. He contributed the music for Luchino Visconti's The Damned (1969), and John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King (1975).


In 1965, Jarre married French actress Dany Saval; together they had a daughter, Stephanie Jarre. He next married American actress Laura Devon (1967–1984), resulting in his adopting her son, Kevin Jarre, a screenwriter, with credits on such films as Tombstone and Glory (1989). From 1984 to his death, he was married to Fong F. Khong.


He was again nominated for an Academy Award for scoring The Message in 1976, for the director and producer Moustapha Akkad. He followed with Witness (1985) and Dead Poets Society (1989), for which he won a British Academy Award.


In 1990, Jarre was again nominated for an Academy Award scoring the supernatural love story/thriller Ghost. His music for the final scene of the film is based on "Unchained Melody" composed by fellow film composer Alex North. Other films for which he provided the music include A Walk in the Clouds (1995), for which he wrote the score and all of the songs, including the romantic "Mariachi Serenade". Also to his credit is the passionate love theme from Fatal Attraction (1987), and the moody electronic soundscapes of After Dark, My Sweet (1990). He was well respected by other composers including John Williams, who stated, on Jarre's death, "(He) is to be well remembered for his lasting contribution to film music ... we all have been enriched by his legacy."


Numerous additional awards include ASCAP's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1993.


Jarre scored his last project in 2001, a television mini-series about the Holocaust titled Uprising.


Maurice Jarre died on 28 March 2009 in Los Angeles after a battle with cancer.

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