Leonard Rosenman

Composer, Conductor, Teacher
Leonard Rosenman made quite a career for himself as an Academy Award-winning musician. Rosenman began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the dramatic adaptation "East of Eden" (1955) with ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1924 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (108)

Jeezum Crow 2014 (Movie)

(Music)

Argo 2012 (Movie)

("March To The Dead City") (Song)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

("Lilliburlero") (Music Arranger)

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 2006 (Movie)

("Lilliburlero") (Music Conductor)

Jurij 2000 (Movie)

(Music)

Levitation 1999 (Movie)

(Music)

Mrs. Munck 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Music

Charlton Heston Presents The Bible 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Music

Ambition 1991 (Movie)

(Music)

Robocop 2 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

The Color of Evening 1990 (Movie)

(Music)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Sylvia 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

Celebrity 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Heart of the Stag 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Music

Cross Creek 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

Making Love 1982 (Movie)

(Music)

The Wall 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Music

Hide in Plain Sight 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Joshua's World 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

Nero Wolfe 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Music

The Jazz Singer 1980 (Movie)

(Music)

Prophecy 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Promises in the Dark 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

Rafferty 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Music

The Lord of the Rings 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Lord of the Rings 1978 (Movie)

("Mithrandir") (Song)

9/30/55 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

An Enemy of the People 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Gibbsville 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Holmes and Yoyo 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

The Possessed 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Music

Birch Interval 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Bound For Glory 1976 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Lanigan's Rabbi 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1969 - 1976 (TV Show)

Music

The Car 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

Music Adaptor (Music)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Barry Lyndon 1975 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Nakia 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Race With the Devil 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

Sky Hei$t 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Music

Battle For the Planet of the Apes 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

In Broad Daylight 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Primus 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

Music

Banyon 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

The Men From Shiloh 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

Vanished 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

Music

A Man Called Horse 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Beneath the Planet of the Apes 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

The Todd Killings 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Marcus Welby, M.D. 1968 - 1969 (TV Show)

Music

Countdown 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Garrison's Gorillas 1967 - 1968 (TV Show)

Music

Combat 1962 - 1967 (TV Show)

Music

A Covenant With Death 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Fantastic Voyage 1966 (Movie)

(Music)

Alfred Hitchcock Presents 1955 - 1965 (TV Show)

Music

The Defenders 1961 - 1965 (TV Show)

Music

The Outsider 1962 (Movie)

(Music)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Hell Is For Heroes 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

The Chapman Report 1961 (Movie)

(Music)

Law of the Plainsman 1959 - 1960 (TV Show)

Music

The Bramble Bush 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond 1960 (Movie)

(Music)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Pork Chop Hill 1959 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

The Crowded Sky 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

The Plunderers 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

The Savage Eye 1959 (Movie)

(Music)

Hell Bent For Glory 1958 (Movie)

(Music)

Bombers B-52 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

The Young Stranger 1957 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Land 1956 (Movie)

("I Leaned On A Man") (Song)

East of Eden 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Rebel Without a Cause 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

(Music)

Aftermath: A Test of Love (TV Show)

Music

Any Second Now (TV Show)

Music

City in Fear (TV Show)

Music

First Steps (TV Show)

Music

Friendly Fire (TV Show)

Music

Heartsounds (TV Show)

Music

Keeper of the City (TV Show)

Music

Kingston: The Power Play (TV Show)

Music

Mary White (TV Show)

Music

Miss Lonelyhearts (TV Show)

Music

Murder in Texas (TV Show)

Music

Nakia (TV Show)

Music

Promised a Miracle (TV Show)

Music

Shadow Over Elveron (TV Show)

Music

Sherlock Holmes in New York (TV Show)

Music Conductor

Stranger on the Run (TV Show)

Music

Sybil (TV Show)

Music

The Bravos (TV Show)

Music

The Cat Creature (TV Show)

Music

The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Show)

Music

The Other Side of Hell (TV Show)

Music

The Phantom of Hollywood (TV Show)

Music

The Possessed (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Twilight Zone (TV Show)

Music

This Savage Land (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Where Pigeons Go to Die (TV Show)

Music
Actor (2)

The Hollywood Soundtrack Story 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

James Dean: A Portrait (TV Show)

Actor
Other (1)

Convicts Four 1961 (Movie)

(to the producer) (Assistant)

Biography

Leonard Rosenman made quite a career for himself as an Academy Award-winning musician. Rosenman began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the dramatic adaptation "East of Eden" (1955) with Julie Harris, "The Cobweb" (1955) with Richard Widmark and the drama "Rebel Without a Cause" (1955) with James Dean. His music also appeared in the Alan Ladd adaptation "The Big Land" (1957), the James MacArthur dramatic adaptation "The Young Stranger" (1957) and the Natalie Wood romance "Bombers B-52" (1957). In the seventies, Rosenman's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the crime feature "The Todd Killings" (1971) with Robert F Lyons and "Battle For the Planet of the Apes" (1973). Rosenman won an Academy Award for "Barry Lyndon" in 1975 Rosenman's music was also featured in the dramatic adaptation "Promises in the Dark" (1979) with Marsha Mason, the sci-fi feature "Prophecy" (1979) with Talia Shire and the James Caan drama "Hide in Plain Sight" (1980). His music was also featured in the Neil Diamond adaptation "The Jazz Singer" (1980) and the drama "Making Love" (1982) with Michael Ontkean. Rosenman was most recently credited in the Ben Affleck blockbuster dramatic adaptation "Argo" (2012). Rosenman was married to Kay Scott. Rosenman passed away in March 2007 at the age of 83.

Relationships

Parent
Polish immigrants

Kay Scott Song

Wife

EDUCATION

received a fellowship to study at Tanglewood, MA in the early 1950s; returned later as composer-in-residence

University of California at Berkeley

Berkeley , California
attended

studied piano with Julius Herford and Bernard Abramowitsch; studied composition with Arnold Schoenberg, Roger Sessions, Ernest Bloch and Luigi Dallapiccola

Milestones

1997

World premiere of his Violin Concerto No 2 with the American Composers Orchestra and violinist Elmar Oliveira

1997

First feature film score in six years, "Levitation"

1995

Provided music for the CBS movie "The Face on the Milk Carton"

1990

Scored Michael Landon's TV movie "Where Pigeons Go to Die"

1986

Fourth and final (to date) Oscar nomination, "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

1983

Earned an Oscar nomination for score of "Cross Creek"

1979

Received a second Emmy for "Friendly Fire" (ABC)

1978

Scored "The Lord of the Rings"

1976

Brought home a second Oscar for "Bound for Glory" and an Emmy for "Sybil" (NBC)

1975

Won his first Oscar for adapting period music for Stanley Kubrick's "Barry Lyndon"

1969

Distorted old hymns to create the unsettling brutal world of "Beneath the Planet of the Apes"; also returned for "Battle for the Planet of the Apes" (1973), the last of the series

1969

Scored "A Man Called Horse"

1966

Returned to Hollywood, writing the quirky, dreamlike score for "Fantastic Voyage," his first film project in four years

1962

Conductor in Rome, Italy (dates approximate)

1959

Twisted an ancient Chinese melody into a sardonic commentary on war for "Porkchop Hill"

1955

Composed the first atonal score for a Hollywood commercial film, Vincente Minelli's "The Cobweb"

1955

Film scoring debut, Kazan's "East of Eden", starring Dean

Served with the US Army Air Force during WWII

Bonus Trivia

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Rosenman has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic, London Symphony, Orchestra of RAI, Santa Cecelia Orchestra and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He has taught and been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, University of Illinois, University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, University of Massachusettes, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Claremont College, Harvard University, New School in New York and Yale University.

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Awarded an honorary Doctorate of Philosophy by John F Kennedy University, Orinda, CA

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