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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was the son of a well-known music critic. He was a child prodigy who composed his first orchestral piece at 14 and drew the attention of Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many other prominent composers and conductors. He had begun a promising career as a serious composer of operas and orchestral music when he emigrated to ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2013 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
 2011 Hollywood in Vienna 2011 (TV Movie)
 1983 Die tote Stadt (TV Movie) (from opera "Die tote Stadt")
 1946 Deception
 1946 Devotion
 1945 San Antonio (uncredited)
 1942 Kings Row (music by)
 1941 The Sea Wolf
 1940 The Sea Hawk
 1939 Juarez
 1937 Another Dawn
 1936 The Making of a Great Motion Picture (Short documentary) (uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(8/18/71) Stage: Wrote (w/Johann Strauß, Bob Wright, Chet Forest) "The Great Waltz," performed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England. Musical. Sari Barabas, Walter Cassel, Diane Todd and David Watson were in the cast. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

E. W. Korngold
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Personal Quote:

[when encountering Bette Davis on the Warner lot after scoring the remake of "Of Human Bondage"] After twelve years some of the scenes in the old version seem a little ridiculous, but we, with our new version, are ten years ahead of time because we are ridiculous already. See more »

Trivia:

Composed at the piano while letting a projectionist run the various scenes. He was one of the first to write motifs for each of the leading characters in the film. See more »

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