Dec 3, 2011

Nino Rota Google Doodle

Google celebrates Nino Rota's 100th Birthday.

Top 5 facts about Nino Rota:

1. Giovanni Rota Rinaldi was born on December 3, 1911 in Milan.

2. Nino Rota was an Italian composer.

3. He was renowned child prodigy—his first oratorio, L'infanzia di San Giovanni Battista, was written at age 11.

4. Nino Rota is best known for his film scores, notably for the films of Federico Fellini and Luchino Visconti. He also composed the music for two of Franco Zeffirelli's Shakespeare films, and for the first two films of Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather trilogy, receiving for the latter the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1974.

5. He died on April 10, 1979 in Rome (aged 67).

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