In Memory of Jerry Goldsmith
Date of Birth:February 10, 1929.
Place of Birth: Pasadena, California, USA.
Date of Death: July 21, 2004.
Cause of Death: Cancer.
Filmography: Alien, Aliens (uncredited).
Jerry Goldsmith was the brillant composer who created the musical score for Alien. With over 320 credits in film and television to his name, dating back to 1948, Jerry is one of the greatest theatrical composers of all time. He studied piano with Jacob Gimpel and composition, theory and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklos Rozsa at the Univeristy of Southern California. He spent most of his early career with CBS radio and television and began in feature films in 1962. Some of his work includes Gunsmoke, The Twilight Zone, The Fugitive, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Planet of the Apes, The Omen, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Rambo: First Blood, Gremlins, Gladiator, The Sum of all Fears, and Kingdom of Heaven just to name a few. Although nominated for an Oscar 17 times Jerry won only once for The Omen in 1976.
Rest in peace Jerry.
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