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Also Known As: Dmitri Tiomkin, Dmitri Tiomkin Died: November 11, 1979
Born: May 10, 1899 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Russia Profession: composer, conductor, songwriter, producer, author, concert pianist, director

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Accomplished, prolific composer, in the US from 1925, whose lush, often sentimental scores proved effective across a wide range of genres. Tiomkin first gained prominence in the 1930s for his accompaniments to films such as Frank Capra's "Lost Horizon" (1937) and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939). Highlights of his work including the poignant lone harmonica segment from "High Noon" (1951)--the film won him two Oscars, one for his score and one, in collaboration with lyricist Ned Washington, for the song "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'"--and his more fully orchestrated scores for "Red River" (1948), "Giant" (1956) and "The High and the Mighty" (1954).In 1970 Tiomkin realized a long-cherished project, serving as executive producer on the US-USSR co-production, "Tchaikovsky".

Accomplished, prolific composer, in the US from 1925, whose lush, often sentimental scores proved effective across a wide range of genres. Tiomkin first gained prominence in the 1930s for his accompaniments to films such as Frank Capra's "Lost Horizon" (1937) and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" (1939). Highlights of his work including the poignant lone harmonica segment from "High Noon" (1951)--the film won him two Oscars, one for his score and one, in collaboration with lyricist Ned Washington, for the song "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'"--and his more fully orchestrated scores for "Red River" (1948), "Giant" (1956) and "The High and the Mighty" (1954).

In 1970 Tiomkin realized a long-cherished project, serving as executive producer on the US-USSR co-production, "Tchaikovsky".

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1925:
Pursued a career as a concert pianist, conductor and composer in Europe before emigrating to US
1970:
Returned to Russia to serve as executive producer on a biopic of "Tchaikovsky" (1971)

Education

St Petersburg University: -
University of St Mary's: -
St Petersburg Conservatory of Music: -

Notes

One of six motion picture composers honored with a postage stamp in 1999.

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wife:
Albertina Rasch. Dancer, choreographer.

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"Please Don't Hate Me"

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