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Bob Cobert

  • Birthplace: New York City, New York
  • Birthday: October 26
Date of passing: 
February 19, 2020

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Bob Cobert was an American composer.

Cobert studied music composition at New York’s prestigious Julliard School, and at Columbia University.

Cobert composed music for the 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, as well as numerous TV movies, including The Norliss Tapes (1973), Dracula (1973), Scream of the Wolf (1974), Melvin Purvis: G-Man (1974), The Turn of the Screw (1974), The Great Ice Rip-Off (1974), Trilogy of Terror (1975), Dead of Night (1977), Curse of the Black Widow (1977) and Trilogy of Terror II (1996).

Bob Cobert was an American composer.

Cobert studied music composition at New York’s prestigious Julliard School, and at Columbia University.

Cobert composed music for the 1960s gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, as well as numerous TV movies, including The Norliss Tapes (1973), Dracula (1973), Scream of the Wolf (1974), Melvin Purvis: G-Man (1974), The Turn of the Screw (1974), The Great Ice Rip-Off (1974), Trilogy of Terror (1975), Dead of Night (1977), Curse of the Black Widow (1977) and Trilogy of Terror II (1996).

Cobert’s largest-scale project was The Winds of War, the 18-hour 1983 miniseries based on Herman Wouk’s World War II novel, and its 1988-89 sequel, the 30-hour War and Remembrance, which earned Cobert an Emmy nomination for original score.

Cobert also composed a number of game show theme songs, including To Tell the Truth, Password, Blockbusters, The $25,000 Pyramid, Your Number's Up, and Chain Reaction.

Cobert died February 19, 2020, in Palm Desert, California. He was 95.

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