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Giorgio Moroder

Composer / Disc Jockey / Songwriter / Record Producer | * 04/26/1940 (80) | Urtijëi, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni ˈdʒordʒo moˈrɔːder], German: [mɔˈʁoːdɐ]; born 26 April 1940) is an Italian composer, songwriter, and record producer. Dubbed the "Father of Disco", Moroder is credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and his work with synthesizers heavily influenced several music genres such as new wave, house and techno music. When in Munich in the 1970s, Moroder started his own record label called Oasis Records, which several years later became a subdivision of Casablanca Records. He is the founder of the former Musicland Studios in Munich, a recording studio used by many artists including The Rolling Stones, Electric Light Orchestra, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen and Elton John. He produced singles for Donna Summer during the mid-to-late 1970s disco era, including "Love to Love You Baby", "I Feel Love", "Last Dance", "MacArthur Park", "Hot Stuff", "Bad Girls", "Dim All the Lights", "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)", and "On the Radio". During this period, he also released many albums, including the synthesizer-driven From Here To Eternity (1977) and E=MC2 (1979), the first album to be entirely digitally recorded. He later began composing film soundtracks and scores, including ()
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Giorgio Moroder was born on April 26, 1940 in Urtijëi, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy as Hansjörg Moroder. Nickname: The Father of Disco.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | Crime

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Awards & Nominations for Giorgio Moroder

Academy Award for Best Original Score 2x Academy Award for Best Original Song 2x Bambi Award Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording Commander of The Order of Merit of The Italian Republic 2x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Musical Score Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Original Song

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Movies with Giorgio Moroder as Actor(4)

as Himself - Musician2018 Disco Europe Express
as himself2015 Daft Punk Unchained
as himself1998 Modulations

TV Shows/Series with Giorgio Moroder as Actor(2)

Movies with Giorgio Moroder as Crew(21)

Sound/Original Music Composer2016 The Assignment
Sound/Music2002 Underwater Impressions
Sound/Music1992 Jackpot
Sound/Music1989 Let It Ride
Sound/Music1988 Mamba
Production/Associate Producer1988 Mamba
Sound/Original Music Composer1987 Over the Top
Sound/Original Music Composer1984 The NeverEnding Story
Sound/Music1984 Electric Dreams
Sound/Music1983 D.C. Cab
Sound/Original Music Composer1983 Flashdance
Sound/Original Music Composer1983 Scarface
Sound/Original Music Composer1982 Cat People
Sound/Music1980 Foxes
Sound/Original Music Composer1980 American Gigolo
Sound/Original Music Composer1978 Midnight Express
Sound/Original Music Composer1972 Oswalt Kolle: Liebe als Gesellschaftsspiel
Sound/Original Music Composer1972 Sex Life in a Convent
Sound/Music1972 Sex Life in a Convent

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Citizenship: Italy
Born: Friday, 04/26 1940 (April) in Urtijëi (current age: 80 years + 74 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN), Italian (IT)
Record Label: Dunhill, London Records
Other names for Giorgio Moroder (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Hansjörg Moroder"
Giorgio Moroder frequently works together with these people:
Mario Orfini (5x, Crew)
Paul Schrader (4x, Crew)
Frank Elstner (4x, Actor)
Walter Hill (3x, Crew)
Mike Krüger (3x, Actor)
Udo Jürgens (3x, Actor)
Leni Riefenstahl (3x, Crew)
Kelly Cole (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:6113, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/15/2020