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Auric, Georges

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1983 AD

1899 – Born on February 15th in Lodève, Hérault, France. French composer and opera manager.

1920 – He became a member of the group known as "Les Six" including Milhaud, Poulenc, Honegger, Tailleferre and Durey.

1946-1968 – He wrote soundtracks for a large number of French films before finding work across the Channel which quickly led to his becoming the resident composer for the series of films commonly known as the "Ealing Comedies" after the studio which produced them.

         – These films included the likes of "Passport to Pimlico", "The Lavender Hill Mob" and "The Titfield Thunderbolt" starring actors like Alistair Sim and Alec Guinness. With "Moulin Rouge", Auric had the opportunity to portray his native country in an English-language film, and also wrote the successful song for this movie "Where is your Heart".

         – Became the director of the Opéra National de Paris and chairman of SACEM, the French Performing Rights Society.

1983 – Died on July 24th in Paris, France.