Henry Mancini Composes ‘Peter Gunn’ Theme

Celebrity Q&A
on October 20, 2012

Who wrote the very cool theme music to the old detective series “Peter Gunn”?
—Ted McCarthey, St. Louis, Mo.

The TV show’s musical theme was composed by Henry Mancini, who won two Grammy awards for his jazzy tune. Created by Blake Edwards a few years before he produced “The Pink Panther” movies, “Peter Gunn” ran on NBC from 1958 to 1961. The series, which starred Craig Stevens, is now on DVD.

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