Association with Universal ended with his work on the film, "The Great Imposter"
Became an RCA recording artist
Hosted and served as music director for three syndicated TV specials highlighting his compositions, "Monsanto Presents Mancini"
Hosted and served as music director of the syndicated variety series, "The Mancini Generation"
Last feature film credit as well as last feature collaboration with Blake Edwards, "Son of the Pink Panther"
Made Broadway debut as composer (posthumously) with Blake Edwards' stage version of "Victor/Victoria"
Received last of 18 Oscar nominations, in the category of "Best Song", for the title tune of Blake Edwards's comedy, "That's Life"
Began undergoing treatments for blood clots and cancer
Composed music for first TV miniseries, "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'"
Composed music for the CBS TV series, "Cade's County"
First film work, as uncredited arranger on the Abbott and Costello comedy, "Lost in Alaska"
First of 27 feature collaborations with writer-producer-director Blake Edwards, "High Time"
Joined Glenn Miller Band (under direction of Tex Beneke) as pianist and arranger
Last major TV appearance, on the Disney Channel's variety concert special, "Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra"
Last original theme music composition for a TV series, the ABC anthology drama, "Hotel"
Last TV collaborations with Blake Edwards, the TV-movies "Justin Case" and "Peter Gunn"
Last TV theme music composition, "Democrats: A Presidential Debate"
Made one of last public appearances on April 19 at gala celebrating his 70th birthday at the Pauley Pavilion at UCLA
Provided music for the NBC sci-fi adventure series, "The Invisible Man"
Received first Oscar nomination, for "Best Scoring of a Musical Picture", for "The Glenn Miller Story"
Composed music for the NBC mystery series, "Columbo", in the 1970s
Composed music for the syndicated revival of the game show, "Tic Tac Dough"
Created now-classic theme for TV detective series, "Peter Gunn"; also first notable TV composition and first collaboration with writer-director Blake Edwards
Obtained first instrument, a piccolo, at age eight; later learned the flute and piano
Provided music for the ABC sitcom, "What's Happening"
Career feted on the PBS variety show, "Mancini and Friends"
Composed his first score for a TV series, the CBS adventure, "Mr. Lucky"
Composed music for the NBC TV series, "Kingston: Confidential"
First film credit for title song, "Six Bridges to Cross" and for music adaptation and song, "The Glenn Miller Story"
Went to work for Universal-International as staff composer where he wrote scores for over 100 films including "The Glenn Miller Story" (1954) for which he received his first Oscar nomination