Academy Award-winning musician Fred Karlin made quite a career for himself. Karlin began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the Sandy Dennis dramatic adaptation "Up the Down Staircase" (1967), the Lucille Ball comedy adaptation "Yours, Mine and Ours" (1968) and the Gregory Peck adaptation "The Stalking Moon" (1968). He followed this honor with songs in "Cover Me Babe" (1970) and "Lovers and Other Strangers" (1970) with Bonnie Bedelia. Karlin won an Academy Award for "The Sterile Cuckoo" in 1969. In the seventies and the eighties, Karlin's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like "Mean Dog Blues" (1978), "California Dreaming" (1979) and the action film "Ravagers" (1979) with Richard Harris. His work was also in "Attack of the Phantoms" (1980). Karlin's music was most recently used in the John Leguizamo comedy "The Pest" (1997). Karlin was nominated for a Music (Original Song Score) Academy Award for "The Baby Maker" in 1970 as well as for a Music (Song--Original For the Picture) Academy Award for "The Little Ark" in 1972. Karlin won a Music (Song--Original For the Picture) Academy Award for "Lovers and Other Strangers" in 1970 as well as a Best Music Composition Primetime Emmy Award for "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman" in 1974. Karlin passed away in March 2004 at the age of 68.