BORN: April 26, 1940 in South Tyrol, Italy

RESIDES: In Los Angeles with wife Francisca

DEBUT LP: That's Bubble Gum – That's Giorgio (1969)

CLAIM TO FAME: Pioneered disco by producing late-'70s era-defining hits for Donna Summer. Co-wrote and produced Blondie's "Call Me." Had a cool mustache.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Won three Oscars, including two for best original song -- the Flashdance theme and Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun.

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