Ken Thorne, who wrote the incidental music for the Beatles' 1965 film "Help!" has passed away at age 90.
Thorne won an Oscar for scoring the 1966 musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and earned a Grammy nomination for writing the incidental score to the 1965 Beatles film Help! He went on to receive an Emmy nomination for the 1995 CBS TV movie A Season Of Hope.
Thorne was born in England and lived in West Hills, California. He began playing piano at age five and was a professional musician by 15. His other credits include Superman II, Superman III and The Monkees' comedy Head.