Johnny Mandel, Hollywood film composer who wrote theme to 'MASH,' dies

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Johnny Mandel, Hollywood film composer who wrote theme to 'MASH,' dies

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Johnny Mandel, Hollywood film composer who wrote theme to 'MASH,' dies

Johnny Mandel, the arranger, composer and film scorer whose melody for “Shadow of Your Smile” from 1965’s “The Sandpiper” ensured his place in the American songbook, has died at his home in Ojai at age 94.

Mandel also was the arranger and composer of “Suicide Is Painless,” the familiar theme to the movie “MASH” as well as the TV series based on that film. He died Monday, according to Lauren Iossa, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of ASCAP.

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According to IMDB, the words to the lyrics [i[Suicide is Painless[/i] was written by director Robert Altman's year-old son. Altman was paid $75,000 for directing the movie M*A*S*H but because the song was used in the TV series his son has received over $2 in residuals.
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Number6 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:48 pm
According to IMDB, the words to the lyrics [i[Suicide is Painless[/i] was written by director Robert Altman's year-old son. Altman was paid $75,000 for directing the movie M*A*S*H but because the song was used in the TV series his son has received over $2 in residuals.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066026/tr ... f_=tt_ql_2
Just heard a guest of one of my podcasts talk about that, the son writing the lyrics.

$2 million I assume that is supposed to say. Pretty nice payday.

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Libertas wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Just heard a guest of one of my podcasts talk about that, the son writing the lyrics.

$2 million I assume that is supposed to say. Pretty nice payday.
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