Perry Botkin Jr., Composer of The Young and the Restless Theme, Dead at 87

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Composer and musician Perry Botkin Jr. died last week at the age of 87, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Botkin left his mark on the TV world in a career that spanned over 40 years.

In 1977, Botkin won a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement for Nadia's Theme, which has been used on The Young and the Restless since it first aired in 1973.

In addition to Y&R, Botkin was also known for his work on Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Mork & Mindy, the ABC Movie of the Week, and much more. 

Botkin started out in high school as a trombone player in a jazz quartet. He is survived by his wife, son, and grandson.

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