Ernest Gold Biography ((?)-)

See index for CTFT sketch: Born July 13, 1921, in Vienna, Austria; died of complications from a stroke on March 17, 1999, in Santa Monica, CA. Conductor and composer. Gold, who emigrated from Vienna, Austria, in 1938, was best known as the Grammy and Oscar Award-winning composer of the score to the film Exodus. He also composed scores for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Ship of Fools, and Inherit the Wind. The composerwrote an opera at the age of thirteen. Later in his career he worked as a freelance composer, conductor, and director for the Santa Barbara Symphony andconductor for the Santa Barbara Civic Opera Association. He composed a variety of concertos, chamber music, and choral music, as well as film scores. Hisfilm music includes Safari 3000(1982) and Lost in America(1985); his musical compositions for the stage include Oil City Symphony(1987-1988).


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