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    Mystery Composer
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    1. I was born on February 8, 1932 in New York.
    2. I am a composer, conductor, and musician.  I started studying the piano at a young age and later also learned to play the trumpet, trombone, and clarinet.
    3. I have composed the music for over 100 movies, including Star WarsJaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter.
    4. I have received 52 Academy Award nominations for my music and have been awarded five Oscars, seven British Academy Film Awards, twenty-five Grammys, four Emmys, and four Golden Globes.
    5. I was awarded the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to an artist by the U.S. government for my achievements in symphonic music for motion pictures.    
    6. I am widely regarded as one of the greatest film composers of all time.

    Who am I?
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