Joseph Kosma

Active - 1936 - 2016  |   Born - Oct 22, 1905   |   Died - Jan 1, 1969   |   Genres - Drama, Romance, Comedy Drama, Comedy

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Hungarian-born composer Joseph Kosma penned many scores for French films of the '30s, '40s and '50s, especially the films he scored for Jean Renoir. He is also known for his collaborations with songwriter Jacques Prevert with whom he wrote such standards as "Autumn Leaves" (it was first performed in Gates of the Night in 1946). During the Nazi occupation of France during WW II, Kosma was billed as Georges Mouque.

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