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Schifrin Honored in Los Angeles

Lalo Schifrin is a chameleon. Equally adept at classical composition as he is playing with jazz legends and scoring popular movie soundtracks, he proves adaptable in nearly any musical situation. His four Grammy awards, 20 Grammy nominations, one ACE and six Oscar nominations validate his colorful range.

Now Schifrin can add BMI’s Special Composer’s award to his collection. Schifrin received the prestigious award for his large body of work in a ceremony held May 16 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. In 35 years, Schifrin has written more than 100 scores for film and television including the scores to Mission Impossible, Dirty Harry, Cool Hand Luke, The Cincinnati Kid and The Fox.

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