Alex North

Alex North

Highest Rated: 97% The Misfits (1961)

Lowest Rated: 20% Desiree (1954)

Birthday: Dec 4, 1910

Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, USA

Composer of ballets, symphonies and stage music whose work on Elia Kazan's Broadway production of "Death of a Salesman" moved the director to bring him to Hollywood to compose the score for "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951). Lyrical and jazz-influenced, the score earned North the first of 15 Oscar nominations (he never won) and introduced the sparer, more economic style of orchestration that eventually displaced the lusher scores of the 1930s and 40s.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Penitent Original Music - 1988
93% 77% The Dead Original Music $766.4K 1987
89% 82% Good Morning, Vietnam Original Music $123.9M 1987
85% 62% Prizzi's Honor Original Music $26.6M 1985
82% 62% Dragonslayer Original Music - 1981
88% 75% Wise Blood Original Music - 1979
73% 54% Bite the Bullet Original Music - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Journey Into Fear Original Music - 1975
54% 37% Willard Original Music - 1971
95% 91% Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Original Music - 1966
60% 69% Cleopatra Original Music - 1963
40% 54% All Fall Down Original Music - 1962
78% 84% The Children's Hour Original Music - 1961
97% 78% The Misfits Original Music - 1961
94% 87% Spartacus Original Music $1.7M 1960
No Score Yet 43% The Sound and the Fury Original Music - 1959
86% 83% The Long, Hot Summer Original Music - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet South Seas Adventure Original Music - 1958
80% 47% The Bachelor Party Original Music - 1957
No Score Yet 57% Stage Struck Original Music - 1957
63% 82% The Bad Seed Original Music - 1956
No Score Yet 35% The King and Four Queens Original Music - 1956
83% 75% I'll Cry Tomorrow Original Music - 1955
No Score Yet 65% Daddy Long Legs Original Music - 1955
63% 72% The Rose Tattoo Original Music - 1955
20% 68% Desiree Original Music - 1954
61% 77% Viva Zapata! Original Music - 1952
86% 54% The Member of the Wedding Original Music - 1952
97% 90% A Streetcar Named Desire Original Music - 1951