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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:||Music ... composer conductor songwriter producer author concert pianist director|
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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