Manuel De Sica

Manuel De Sica (24 February 1949 – 5 December 2014) was an Italian composer.

Manuel De Sica
De Sica with singer Nancy Cuomo (1974)
Born24 February 1949
Died5 December 2014(2014-12-05) (aged 65)

Born in Rome, the son of Vittorio De Sica and María Mercader, De Sica enrolled at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, in which he studied with Bruno Maderna.[1] He debuted as a composer for his father's film A Place for Lovers (1968).

In 1993, De Sica won the Nastro d'Argento for Best Score for Carlo Verdone's Al lupo, al lupo.[2] In 1996 he won the David di Donatello for Best Score for Carlo Lizzani's Celluloide.[2] In 2005 he was honored with the title of Commendatore of the Italian Republic.[3]

De Sica died of a heart attack on 5 December 2014 at the age of 65,[4] in Rome.

Selected filmography


  1. "Manuel De Sica: una vita in musica". Fondazione Toscanini. 17 May 2013. Archived from the original on 18 October 2013. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  2. Enrico Lancia. I premi del cinema. Gremese Editore, 1998. ISBN 8877422211.
  3. "Roberto Benigni nominato Cavaliere della Repubblica". DGmag. 28 November 2005. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  4. Redazione Online (5 December 2014). "Morto d'infarto il musicista Manuel De Sica, fratello di Christian". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 6 December 2014.

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