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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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 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:

Stage: Wrote (w/Johann Strauß) "Gay Rosalinda," performed at the Palace Theatre in London, England. Musical. Irene Ambrus, Ruth Naylor, Cyril Ritchard, Trevor Glynn and Jay Laurier were in the cast. Richard Tauber conducted the Symphony Orchestra. Leontine Sagan was director. 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:

[on the death of his father in 1945 and the expiration of his Warner contract in 1946] I will be fifty next May. I feel it is a turning point... Fifty is very old for a child prodigy. I feel I have to make a decision now, if I don't want to be a Hollywood composer the rest of my life. See more »

Trivia:

Pictured on one of six 33¢ USA commemorative postage stamps in the Legends of American Music series, honoring Hollywood Composers, issued 21 September 1999. Issued in panes of 20 stamps. Others honored in the set were Max Steiner, Dimitri Tiomkin, Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, and Alfred Newman. See more »

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