Mikis Theodorakis
Date of Birth
Jul 29, 1925
Birth Place:
Chios, Greece


Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis' best-known film score is that of Michael Cacoyannis' Zorba the Greek (1964). Educated at the Conservatory of Patras, Athens Conservatory, and the Paris Conservatoire, he began his career in Paris writing orchestral music and writing scores for ballets, stage productions, and films. A civil servant's son, he was raised on the island of Khios and began his musical...