Peter Matz Biography (1928-2002)

Born November 6, 1928, in Pittsburgh, PA; son of Louis N. and Alice (maiden name, Krieger) Matz; married Janet Perry, January 20, 1960 (divorced, 1978); married Marilynn Lovell, June 21, 1987; children: (first marriage) P. Zachary,Jonas C. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Avocationalinterests: Sports, musical events, politics. Career: Composer, conductor, and music arranger. Awards, Honors: Antoinette Perry Award nomination, conductor and musical director, 1962, for No Strings; GrammyAward, accompaniment arrangement, 1964, for People; Emmy Award, individual achievement by a musician, 1965, for My Name Is Barbra; Clio Award, 1965, for Lena Horne--Schaefer commercial; Emmy Award, music direction, 1970, for The Sound of Burt Bacharach(Kraft Music Hall production); Emmy Award, music direction, 1973, and Emmy Award nomination, musicdirection, 1974, for The Carol Burnett Show; Academy Award nomination, best original score, 1975, for Funny Lady; Emmy Award nomination, music direction, 1976, for Sills and Burnett at the Met; Emmy Award nomination, music composition--limited series or special, 1979, for First YouCry; Emmy Award nomination, music composition--limited series or special,1981, for Father Damien: The Leper Priest; Emmy Award nomination, music direction, 1982, for Shirley MacLaine.Illusions; Emmy Award nomination, music composition--limited series or special, 1983, for Drop-out Father; Emmy Award nomination, music direction, 1983, for Sheena Easton.Act I; Grammy Award nomination, album of the year (with Barbra Streisand),1986, for The Broadway Years; Emmy Award nomination, music direction,1986, for Kraft Salutes George Burns' 90th Birthday; Emmy Award nomination, music direction, 1987, for A Carol Burnett Special.Carol, Carl, Whoopi & Robin; Emmy Award nomination, music direction (with others), 1988, for Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration; Special Los AngelesCity Council Award, 1990, in recognition of fund-raising performances for AIDS Project Los Angeles. Addresses: Contact: Professional Musicians, Local 47, 817 North Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Composer, conductor, music arranger
Birth Details
November 6, 1928
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Death Details
August 9, 2002
Los Angeles, California

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