Famed American musical composer, lyricist and legend Stephen Sondheim has died on the age of 91 at his house in Connecticut.
Sondheim created such iconic musicals as “Sweeney Todd,” “Corporate,” “Into the Woods,” “Sunday within the Park with George,” “Assassins,” “Follies,” “A Humorous Factor Took place at the Option to the Discussion board,” “Sunday within the Park With George” in conjunction with writing the lyrics for “West Facet Tale” and “Gypsy”.
He has gained 9 Tony Awards, 8 Grammy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, a Pulitzer Prize and an Oscar.
His Academy Award win got here for Madonna’s “Faster or Later,” some of the 5 songs he wrote for 1990’s “Dick Tracy” movie adaptation by way of Warren Beatty. Any other from that movie, “Extra,” gained a Grammy.
He additionally contributed to Beatty’s “Reds” in 1981, wrote a music for Herbert Ross’ 1976 adaptation of Nicholas Meyer’s “The Seven P.c Answer,” and wrote the ranking for the 1974 Alain Resnais movie “Stavisky”. He simplest ever penned one movie script – co-writing the homicide thriller “The Final of Sheila” with Anthony Perkins.
Cinema had a power on Sondheim in alternative ways despite the fact that. Ingmar Bergman’s 1955 characteristic “Smiles of a Summer time Evening” served as the muse for Sondheim’s 1973 degree manufacturing “A Little Evening Song” which incorporated the famed music “Ship within the Clowns”.
Tim Burton tailored “Sweeney Todd” to the display again in 2007, Rob Marshall tailored “Into the Woods” onto movie in 2014, Steven Spielberg tailored “West Facet Tale” which is freeing in a couple of weeks, and Richard Linklater is these days running on a film retelling of “Merrily We Roll Alongside” which is being filmed over a twelve-year timespan.