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Gold, Ernest eigentlich Ernst Goldner#

Gold, Ernest (real name: Ernst Goldner), b. Vienna, July 13, 1921, d. Los Angeles (USA), March 17, 1999, composer. Emigrated to the USA in 1938; studied composition in New York and Hollywood. From 1946 arranger and from 1948 composer of film music; collaborated with the director Stanley Kramer for many years. 1958-1960 musical director and conductor of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra; founder of the Senior Citizens´ Orchestra of Los Angeles. Also wrote stage music for musicals and composed other works including sonatas, concertos and symphonies. Won an Oscar and 2 Grammys for his film music to "Exodus" (O. Preminger, 1960).

Other works: Film music: Affair in Havanna, 1957; Witness for the Prosecution, 1957; Inherit the Wind, 1960; Judgment at Nuremberg, 1961; It´s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 1963; Cross of Iron, 1977.