Lennie Niehaus (1929 – 2020)

Posted: June 1, 2020 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Lennie Niehaus has passed away at age 90 at his daughter’s home in Redlands, California. The composer was best known for his collaborations with Clint Eastwood and has composed the score for numerous movies directed by the filmmaker, including the Academy Award-winning western Unforgiven, as well as The Bridges of Madison County, Space Cowboys, Pale Rider, A Perfect World, Heartbreak Ridge, The Rookie, Absolute Power and True Crime. His other film scoring credits include Richard Benjamin’s City Heat, Richard Tuggle’s Tightrope and Ken Kwapis’ Follow That Bird. Niehaus received a BAFTA nomination for his music for Eastwood’s Bird and was also honored with two Primetime Emmy Awards nominations and received the prize in 1994 for the Showtime movie Lush Life. His other work for television include the 1996 mini-series Titanic, 2008’s 2-parter Comanche Moon, and an episode of the original Amazing Stories series. The composer is survived by his wife, a daughter and son-in-law.

  1. Ayub S says:

    Rest in peace, Lennie Niehaus.