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Bill Conti (2011)

Louisiana Legends Gala



Genre: Awards

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2011-06-23

Duration: 00:06:44

Subjects: Conti, Bill | Music | Film composers | Television composers


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Wickes, Frank Interviewee
  • Conti, Shelby Interviewee
  • Bernstein, Charles Interviewee
  • Avildsen, John Interviewee
  • Conti, Bill Speaker


This segment from the 2011 Louisiana Legends Gala features a profile and a speech by Bill Conti accepting his recognition as a Louisiana Legend. Conti, an alumnus of LSU, is a film and television composer, best known for writing the score for the film “Rocky.” He won an Academy Award in 1983 for the score from the film “The Right Stuff.” The profile includes interviews with: Frank Wickes, the former LSU Band Director; Shelby Conti, his wife; Charles Bernstein, a composer; and John Avildsen, the director of “Rocky.” Host: Beth Courtney