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Gold, Ernest, 1921-1999

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1921 - 1999

Biographical History

Ernest Gold (1921-1999) was a composer of film and television scores.

Ernest Gold was born in 1921 in Vienna, Austria. He immigrated to the United States in 1938 to escape Nazi oppression, as his family was Jewish. He wrote music for films such as Exodus, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, On the Beach, Fun with Dick and Jane, and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff. He had four Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. In 1960 he won a Golden Globe for On the Beach, and in 1961 he won an Academy Award for Exodus.

Gold died on March 17, 1999 of a stroke.

Citation:
Wikipedia.org, October 28, 2013: Ernest Gold (born 1921 in Vienna, Austria; immigrated to the United States in 1938 to escape Nazi oppression; wrote music for films Exodus, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, On the Beach, Fun with Dick and Jane, and Good Luck, My Wyckoff; four Academy Award nominations; three Golden Globe nominations; won Golden Globe for On the Beach, 1960; won Academy Award for Exodus, 1961; died March 17, 1999 of stroke)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Ernest Gold papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 2196
Scope and Contents

Materials include classical, stage, and film music sketches and scores, phonograph disk and audio tape recordings, videotapes, books, awards and memorabilia. Dated approximately 1950-1995.

Dates: approximately 1950-1995