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Jerry Goldsmith is ...

Dead

Born 10 February 1929 in Los Angeles
Died 21 July 2004 in Beverly Hills
Age 75 years, 5 months
Cause colorectal cancer

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship United States of America
Manner of death natural causes
Child Joel Goldsmith and Aaron Goldsmith
Occupation conductor, composer, musician and film score composer
Nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score, Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score, Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score, Academy Award for Best Original Musical or Comedy Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score, Academy Award for Best Original Score and Academy Award for Best Original Score, no Musical
Awards Emmy Award, Academy Award for Best Original Score and Academy Awards

About Jerry Goldsmith

Jerry Goldsmith was a true master of film composition, with a career spanning over four decades and more than 200 scores to his name. Born in Los Angeles on February 10, 1929, Goldsmith began his musical career as a trumpet player and arranger before transitioning to film scoring in the late 1950s.

Goldsmith's early work included scores for classic TV shows like "The Twilight Zone" and "Dr. Kildare," but it was his work on films like "Planet of the Apes" and "Patton" that cemented his reputation as one of the most innovative and versatile composers in the industry. His ability to seamlessly blend traditional orchestral music with electronic and experimental sounds set him apart from his peers and made him a sought-after collaborator for directors like Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, and Paul Verhoeven.

Over the course of his career, Goldsmith received 18 Academy Award nominations and won one for his score to "The Omen" in 1977. He also won five Emmy Awards and a Grammy Award, and was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.

Despite his many accolades, Goldsmith remained humble and dedicated to his craft until his death in 2004. His influence can still be heard in the work of contemporary film composers like Hans Zimmer and John Williams, and his legacy as one of the greatest composers in film history is secure.

References:

- "Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years" by Jeff Bond, Film Score Monthly (2004)

- "Jerry Goldsmith: His Life and Work" by Daniel Schweiger, Film Music Magazine (2004)

- "Jerry Goldsmith: A Tribute" by Jon Burlingame, Variety (2004)

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