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Johnny Mandel, Hollywood film composer who wrote theme to 'MASH,' dies

Johnny Mandel, the arranger, composer and film scorer whose melody for "Shadow of Your Smile" from 1965's "The Sandpiper" ensured his place in the American songbook, has died at his home in Ojai at age 94.

Mandel also was the arranger and composer of "Suicide Is Painless," the familiar theme to the movie "MASH" as well as the TV series based on that film. He died Monday, his daughter told the New York Times.

"Shadow" won Mandel and lyricist Paul Francis Webster

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