Born March 12, 1925, in Roubaix, France; died following a stroke, March 20, 1992, in Los Angeles, CA. Composer. Delerue wrote highly-praised soundtracks for dozens of films. He first achieved success as the composer for European films such as Hiroshima, Mon Amour and Man from Rio. He also wrote the soundtracks for a number of director Francois Truffaut's films, including Jules and Jim, Shoot the Piano Player, and The Last Metro. As his fame grew, Delerue was sought by American and British directors. Delerue won an Academy Award in 1979 for best original soundtrack for A Little Romance, and received Oscar nominations for Anne of the Thousand Days,The Day of the Dolphin, and Julia. He was also appointed a Commander of Arts and Letters, one of France's highest awards for an artist. Delerue's other credits include The Day of the Jackal, Agnes of God, Platoon, Mister Johnson, Curly Sue, and The Josephine Baker Story.