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Jerry Goldsmith 1929 - 2004
22-Jul-2004 - Today we received the message that one of the greatest film music composers of our time, Jerry Goldsmith, died Wednesday July 21, late at night at the age of 75. There were rumors for more than a year now that he was ill, he canceled his performance at a concert in London - Dirk Brossť replaced him more than satisfying - but nevertheless it's is totally unexpected. Award-winning film and TV composer Jerry Goldsmith died July 21 of cancer in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 75.

Goldsmith's long and distinguished career included a best original score Academy Award for the 1976 movie "The Omen." He also received several Academy Award nominations for best original score, including "Mulan," "L.A. Confidential," "Hoosiers," "Poltergeist," "Star Trek: The Motion Picture," "Chinatown," "Patton" and "Planet of the Apes."

Additionally, he won four Emmy awards for his work on the television series "Star Trek: Voyager," the 1981 miniseries "Masada," the 1975 TV-movie "Babe" and the 1974 miniseries "QB VII."

Born in Los Angeles on February 10, 1929, Goldsmith began his composing career in the late 1940s in radio and television. In the 1950s, he wrote music for such radio shows as "CBS Radio Workshop" and "Romance." He went on to write music for numerous TV series, including "The Twilight Zone," "Perry Mason," "Gunsmoke" and "Dr. Kildare."

Goldsmith also composed the fanfare for the Academy Awards television broadcast. His most recent score was for the 2003 movie "Looney Tunes: Back in Action."

He is survived by his wife, Carol, and five children.

Thank you, Maestro, may you rest in peace...

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