Richard Markowitz

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  • Died: (United States)

Richard Allen Markowitz (born September 3, 1926 in Santa Monica, California, USA, died December 6, 1994 in Santa Monica, California, USA) was an American film and television composer. He was the father of singer Kate Markowitz.
Markowitz began film composing with the 1958 film Stakeout on Dope Street for director Irvin Kershner. He collaborated again with Kernsher on the films The Young Captives, (1959), Hoodlum Priest (1961), and Face in the Rain (1963). He collaborated with his wife on the score of the film Roadracers (1959) where Haru wrote lyrics to the songs. His other film scores included One Man's Way (1963), Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965), Wild Seed (1965), Ride Beyond Vengeance (1966), The Shooting (1966), which starred Warren Oates and Jack Nicholson, Cry for Me, Billy (1972), and Circle of Power (1981).

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