Ernest Gold

Composer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 07/13/1921 in Austria

Filmography

Music (44)

Snow Day 2000 (Movie)

(Song)

Lost in America 1985 (Movie)

("The Big W") (Song)

Safari 3000 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Tom Horn 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Runner Stumbles 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Runner Stumbles 1978 (Movie)

("My Rumble Seat Gal") (Song)

Cross of Iron 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Fun With Dick and Jane 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Betrayal 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

The McCullochs 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Secret of Santa Vittoria 1969 (Movie)

(Music)

Ship of Fools 1965 (Movie)

(Music)

Ship of Fools 1965 (Movie)

songs("Heute Abend geh'n wir bummeln auf der Reeperbahn" "Irgendwie, Irgendwo, Irgendwann") (Song)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

(Music)

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World 1963 (Movie)

songs("It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" "Thirty One Flavors" "You Satisfy My Soul") (Song)

Pressure Point 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

A Child Is Waiting 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 (Movie)

("Liebeslied") (Song)

The Last Sunset 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

A Fever in the Blood 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Exodus 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Inherit the Wind 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

On the Beach 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Battle of the Coral Sea 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

The Defiant Ones 1958 (Movie)

("Long Gone") (Music)

The Young Philadelphians 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Too Much, Too Soon 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Affair in Havana 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

Witness For the Prosecution 1957 (Movie)

musical director (Music)

Edge of Hell 1956 (Movie)

(Music)

Not As a Stranger 1955 (Movie)

musical orchestrations (Original Music)

Footsteps (TV Show)

Music

Gore Vidal's Lincoln (TV Show)

Music

Letters From Frank (TV Show)

Music

Lighthouse (TV Show)

Composer (Music Score)

Live From Baghdad (TV Show)

Song

Man Crazy (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Marciano (TV Show)

Music

Old Los Angeles (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Show)

Music

Wyoming (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Biography

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.

Relationships

Martha Carr

Daughter
born c. 1952 survived him

Jan Gold

Wife
had son from previous marriage

Melanie Gold

Daughter
born c. 1961 survived him

Andrew Gold

Son
born c. 1950 survived him

Robert Light

Step-Son
survived him

Marni Nixon

Wife
divorced in 1969

Marni Nixon Actor

Wife
Married Divorced

Milestones

1926

Began a professional career as a composer

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