Born on April 4, 1928, in London, United Kingdom, Monty Norman was an English film composer and singer best known for composing the “James Bond Theme”.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, Norman was a singer for big bands such as those of Cyril Stapleton, Stanley Black, Ted Heath, and Nat Temple.
He also sang in various variety shows, sharing top billing with other singers and comedy stars such as Benny Hill, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, Harry Worth, Tommy Cooper, Jimmy James, Tony Hancock, Jimmy Edwards, and Max Miller.
One of his songs, “False Hearted Lover”, was successful internationally.
From the late 1950s, he moved from singing to composing, including songs for performers such as Cliff Richard, Tommy Steele, Count Basie, and Bob Hope, and lyrics for musicals and (subsequently) films.
As of 2004, Norman was working on an autobiography, to be titled A Walking Stick Full of Bagels, and musical versions of the 1954 Kingsley Amis novel Lucky Jim and his 1970s musical, Quick Quick Slow.
Monty Norman Children: Did Monty Norman Have Kids?
Norman passed away on July 11, 2022, at the age of 94 following a brief illness.
The late English film composer and singer’s children were not documented, as he was not known to have kids.
He was however married to the late actress and singer Diana Coupland, but the couple got divorced and Diana married her second husband in 1980 until her death in 2006.