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|Also Known As:||Died:||November 11, 1979|
|Born:||May 10, 1899||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||St Petersburg, , RU||Profession:||Music ...|
RATE AND COMMENT
Pursued a career as a concert pianist, conductor and composer in Europe before emigrating to US
Hired by Frank Capra to write and perform score for "Lost Horizon"
Picks up first of 22 Oscar nominations for "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" (1939)
Works on first of four Alfred Hitchcock films, "Shadow of a Doubt"
Credited with saving "High Noon" (1952) with theme song, "Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darlin'"
Receives fourth and final Oscar for "The Old Man and the Sea" (1958)
Scores final film, "Chaikovsky"
Returned to Russia to serve as executive producer on a biopic of "Tchaikovsky" (1971)
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