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Ernest Gold

Highest Rated: 93% A Child Is Waiting (1963)

Lowest Rated: 65% Exodus (1960)

Birthday: Jul 13, 1921

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Academy Award winner Ernest Gold was recognized throughout Hollywood for his amazing work as a musician. In 1926, he began a professional career as a composer. Gold began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the western "Old Los Angeles" (1948) with Billy Elliott, the drama "Edge of Hell" (1956) with Hugo Haas and the crime picture "Affair in Havana" (1957) with John Cassavetes. His music also appeared in "Too Much, Too Soon" (1958) with Dorothy Malone. Gold won a Best Original Score - Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for "On the Beach" in 1959. Gold was nominated for a Music (Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture) Academy Award for "On the Beach" in 1959 as well as for a Best Original Score - Motion Picture Golden Globe Award for "Exodus" in 1960. In the sixties, Gold's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Efrem Zimbalist Jr. crime adaptation "A Fever in the Blood" (1961), "The Last Sunset" (1961) and the Spencer Tracy dramatic adaptation "Judgment at Nuremberg" (1961). His work was also in the drama "A Child Is Waiting" (1962) with Burt Lancaster. Gold's music was also featured in the dramatic adaptation "The Runner Stumbles" (1979) with Dick Van Dyke, the drama "Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff" (1979) with Anne Heywood and the Steve McQueen biopic "Tom Horn" (1980). His music was also featured in the David Carradine comedy "Safari 3000" (1984) and "Lost in America" (1985). Gold was most recently credited in "Live From Baghdad" (HBO, 2002-03). Gold was married to Jan Gold and had three children. Gold passed away in March 1999 at the age of 78.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dreams of Gold: The Mel Fisher Story Original Music - 1986
71% 87% Cross of Iron Original Music - 1977
93% 74% A Child Is Waiting Original Music - 1963
70% 83% It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Original Music - 1963
92% 93% Judgment at Nuremberg Original Music - 1961
65% 69% Exodus Original Music - 1960
93% 91% Inherit the Wind Original Music - 1960
91% 88% The Defiant Ones Original Music - 1958
No Score Yet No Score Yet Man on the Prowl Original Music - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gerald McBoing Boing on Planet Moo Original Music - 1956
No Score Yet 18% The Naked Street Original Music - 1955
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jennifer Original Music - 1953
No Score Yet 7% Unknown World Original Music - 1951
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saddle Pals Original Music - 1947