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Gerald Fried

Composer, author and oboist, educated at Juilliard (BS). He was first oboist for the Dallas Symphony and the New York Little Orchestra between 1948 and 1956. Then he joined Revue Studios in California, lasting until 1960, thereafter working freelance. Joining ASCAP in 1956, his chief musical collaborators included Johnny Mercer and Jack Brooks. See full bio »
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 2014 Starship Valiant: Legacy (Video short)
 2013 Psyche Ascending (Short)
 2012 20 Ways (Short)
 2004 Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II (TV Series) (1 episode)
- In Harms Way (2004)
 1990 World of Discovery (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1988 Roots: The Gift (TV Movie)
 1988 Drop-Out Mother (TV Movie)
 1987 Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (TV Mini-Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1987)
- Episode #1.2 (1987)
- Episode #1.1 (1987)
 1985 Embassy (TV Movie)
 1984 The Mystic Warrior (TV Movie)
 1983-1984 Dynasty (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Accident (1984)
- The Proposal (1983)
 1984 Australia's Animal Mysteries (TV Movie documentary)
 1983 A Killer in the Family (TV Movie)
 1983 Casablanca (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Jenny (1983)
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1982 Murder Is Easy (TV Movie)
 1980-1981 Flamingo Road (TV Series) (9 episodes)
- Bad Girl (1981)
- Jealous Wife (1981)
- The Election (1981)
- The Fish Fry (1981)
 1980 The Wild and the Free (TV Movie)
 1980 Condominium (TV Movie)
 1980 The Silent Lovers (TV Movie)
 1980 Gauguin the Savage (TV Movie)
 1980 The Ordeal of Dr. Mudd (TV Movie)
 1979 Disaster on the Coastliner (TV Movie)
 1979 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do (TV Movie)
 1979 The Seekers (TV Movie)
 1978-1979 Emergency! (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Convention (1979)
 1979 Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love (TV Movie)
 1979 The Rebels (TV Movie)
 1979 The Chisholms (TV Mini-Series)
 1979 The Bell Jar
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series) (7 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (1979)
- Episode #1.6 (1979)
- Episode #1.5 (1979)
- Episode #1.4 (1979)
- Episode #1.3 (1979)
 1978 The Immigrants (TV Movie)
 1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
 1978 The Beasts Are on the Streets (TV Movie)
 1978 Maneaters Are Loose! (TV Movie)
 1978 Cruise Into Terror (TV Movie)
 1978 Roots: One Year Later (TV Movie documentary)
 1977 Sex and the Married Woman (TV Movie)
 1977 Testimony of Two Men (TV Mini-Series)
 1977 The Spell (TV Movie)
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Part I (1977)
 1976 Survive!
 1975 Police Woman (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pattern for Evil (1975)
 1975 Police Story (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Losing Game (1975)
 1975 I Will Fight No More Forever (TV Movie)
 1974 Birds Do It, Bees Do It (Documentary)
 1973 The Baby
 1972 The Sixth Sense (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 The Enchanted Years (Documentary)
 1969 Image of the City (Short)
 1969 Mannix (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Sleep in the Deep (1969) ... (music composed and conducted by)
 1966-1969 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- The Code (1969)
- The Diplomat (1968)
- Trek (1967)
- The Widow (1967)
 1968 California (TV Movie documentary)
 1967-1968 Family Affair (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1968 Danger Has Two Faces (TV Movie)
 1967 Lost in Space (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Castles in Space (1967)
 1967 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Winged World (1967)
 1967 Iron Horse (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- T Is for Traitor (1967)
 1966-1967 Star Trek (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Friday's Child (1967)
- Catspaw (1967)
- Amok Time (1967)
- Shore Leave (1966)
 1967 Dundee and the Culhane (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1967 The Flying Nun (TV Series)
 1966-1967 It's About Time (TV Series) (24 episodes)
- The Stowaway (1967)
- The Stone Age Diplomats (1967) ... (music composed and conducted by)
- The Cave Family Swingers (1967) ... (music composed and conducted by)
 1964-1967 My Three Sons (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Now in My Day (1967)
- A Serious Girl (1964)
 1966-1967 T.H.E. Cat (TV Series) (3 episodes)
 1966-1967 The Man Who Never Was (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Drop by Drop (1966)
 1966 Jericho (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Eric the Redhead (1966)
 1966 Felony Squad (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1966 Deathwatch
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964 Specials for United Artists: Trial at Nuremberg (TV Movie documentary)
 1963 Story of a Rodeo Cowboy (Documentary)
 1963 Breaking Point (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fire and Ice (1963)
 1963 Ben Casey (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The White Ones Are Dolphins (1963) ... (music score)
 1963 The Great Rights (Short)
 1961 Whispering Smith (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Interpreter (1961)
- Three for One (1961)
- Stake-Out (1961)
 1960-1961 Riverboat (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Zigzag (1960)
- Chicota Landing (1960)
- The Quota (1960)
- Devil in Skirts (1960)
 1959-1960 Shotgun Slade (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- The Spanish Box (1960)
- Ring of Death (1960)
- The Laughing Widow (1960) ... (music by)
- Lost Gold (1960)
 1959 Wagon Train (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1959 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Salted Mine (1959)
 1958 I Mobster
 1958 M Squad (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Big Kill (1958)
- Dead or Alive (1958)
 1958 Timbuktu
 1957 Dino
 1957 Trooper Hook
 1957 Bayou
 1957 The Vampire
 1956 The Killing
 1955 Killer's Kiss
 1951 Day of the Fight (Documentary short)
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Works: "Omnia ad dei Gloriam" (Lest the Least Straightens the Lord) (jazz cantata)

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Film scoring is so much more exciting than being an oboe player. I was 21 years old when I did my first picture and the idea of going to Hollywood ... well! My eyes got awful big real quick. There's a lot of challenge in film composing. We're hired as part of a team, so you don't show off. If music can stand up in the concert hall, it's probably too complicated for film. My first task is to make ... See more »

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Taught a Master Class on film scoring at UCLA. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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