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Neal Hefti, Composer, Trumpeter and Arranger—Best Known for ‘Batman’ Theme—Dies at 85

Neal Hefti, the trumpeter, composer and arranger best known for composing the themes to Batman and The Odd Couple, died October 11th of an apparent heart attack in Toluca Lake, Calif. He was 85.

During his career, Hefti worked with jazz greats such as Count Basie and Woody Herman, but he is best remembered for his work for television and film.

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