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Christopher Caliendo

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Biography

Born and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York to Italian immigrants, Christopher Caliendo was invited to Los Angeles to finish his graduate work at UCLA by Henry Mancini after winning his Scholarship for Film Composition. After orchestrating "Victor Victoria", Mr. Mancini introduced Christopher to television composer Jerrold Immel where began a five year collaboration composing and orchestrating for CBS's "Dallas", "Knott's Landing", "Paradise" and "Guns of Paradise". Christopher received an Emmy nomination for Paradise's "Ghost Dance", in 1988.

In 1991 Christopher traveled to Italy to trace his Italian upbringing. Read more...

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