Dolores Claman was a Canadian composer and pianist. She was well known as a ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ theme song composer has died at the age of 94 in Spain on July 17th, 2021 about two years after she was diagnosed with dementia. Her daughter Madeleine Morris said The Canadian Press “She was a good, ripe old age, and she had an incredible life,” added “I’m teary from time to time, but mostly I’m thankful she’s in peace.” After the demise news, many of her fans and friends paid tribute to the legendary composer. One user tweeted “Rest In Peace to Dolores Claman who passed away at the age of 94. Dolores was born in Vancouver & wrote the HNIC theme in 1968 for $800. A song that can still light up an entire country with its opening bars #RIP.” Another said “A great memory from my childhood was listening to the opening song/tune of Hockey Night in Canada. Today the composer of that song, Dolores Claman died at age 94. Thank you Delores for the winter soundtrack to the Saturday nights of my life!.” The third user tweeted “As hockey fans, we identified with the #HNIC theme song as being the start of a great Saturday night! The long version of the song is fantastic! #RIP Dolores Claman.” The fourth user said “Practically every Cdn knows this song, even if they’re not a hockey fan. What a terrific legacy to leave behind and she lived a wonderfully full & long life. May she rest in peace.”
What was the Dolores Claman Net Worth?
Dolores Claman Net Worth
$800K to $1 Million USD
Dolores Claman was born on July 6, 1927, in Vancouver, Canada, she was 94 years old at the time of her death. She is best known for composing the theme song in 1968 for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s Hockey Night In Canada. In the 1950’s she started composing music for ITV while living in Britain and also compose songs for West End musical revues. The two best compose songs are “A Place to Stand” and “The Hockey Theme”. In 2004 “The Hockey Theme” song was made unauthorized use by CBC in various programs, including NHL Centre Ice. However, on 9 June 2008, it was announced that she had sold the rights of the song to private broadcaster CTV. For the song, she was awarded the Cultural Impact Award at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto.
The estimated Net Worth of Dolores Claman is between $800K to $1 Million USD.
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