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Dimitri Tiomkin (1894–1979)

Dimitri Tiomkin was a Russian Jewish composer who emigrated to America and became one of the most distinguished and best-loved music writers of Hollywood. He won a hallowed place in the pantheon of the most successful and productive composers in American film history, earning himself four Oscars and sixteen Academy Awards nominations. He was born ... See full bio »


(age 85) in London, England, UK

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Won 4 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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High Noon
High Noon Music Department
The Guns of Navarone
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The High and the Mighty
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 1981 David Bowie: Wild Is the Wind (Video short) (stock music)
 1975 Friendly Persuasion (TV Movie) (composer: title theme)
 1970 Tchaikovsky (musical director)
 1968 Great Catherine (conductor)
 1967 The War Wagon (conductor)
 1959-1965 Rawhide (TV Series) (composer - 217 episodes)
- Crossing at White Feather (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Testing Post (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Brush War at Buford (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- Duel at Daybreak (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Pursuit (1965) ... (composer: theme music)
 1964 36 Hours (conductor)
 1964 Circus World (conductor)
 1964 The Fall of the Roman Empire (conductor)
 1963 55 Days at Peking (conductor)
 1961 Gunslinger (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- New Savannah (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Diehards (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- Zone (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Buried People (1961) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961 The Guns of Navarone (conductor) / (songs by)
 1960 The Sundowners (conductor)
 1960 The Alamo (conductor)
 1959-1960 Hotel de Paree (TV Series) (composer - 32 episodes)
- Sundance and the Delayed Gun (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sundance and the Fallen Sparrow (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sundance and the Barren Soil (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sundance and the Cattlemen (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sundance and the Good-Luck Coat (1960) ... (composer: theme music)
 1960 The Unforgiven (musical director - uncredited)
 1959 Last Train from Gun Hill (conductor)
 1959 The Young Land (conductor)
 1959 Rio Bravo (conductor)
 1959 Rhapsody of Steel (Short) (conductor)
 1958 The Old Man and the Sea (conductor)
 1957 Wild Is the Wind (musical director)
 1957 Night Passage (conductor)
 1957 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (conductor)
 1956 Jungle Safari (composer: stock music (archive footage - uncredited)
 1956 Friendly Persuasion (music conducted by)
 1956 Giant (music conducted by)
 1956 Tension at Table Rock (conductor)
 1955 Land of the Pharaohs (conductor)
 1955 Cell 2455, Death Row (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Strange Lady in Town (conductor)
 1954 Carmen Jones (co-musical director - uncredited)
 1954 The Adventures of Hajji Baba (musical director)
 1954 A Bullet Is Waiting (conductor)
 1954 The High and the Mighty (conductor) / (music arranger: "Aloha Oe", "Kaua I Ka Hua Hua'i" and "The Barber of Seville" - uncredited)
 1954 Dial M for Murder (conductor)
 1954 His Majesty O'Keefe (conductor)
 1953 Cease Fire! (Documentary) (conductor)
 1953 Take the High Ground! (conductor)
 1953 Blowing Wild (conductor)
 1953 Mission Over Korea (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Return to Paradise (conductor)
 1953 The Plymouth Playhouse (TV Series) (original music - 2 episodes)
- A Tale of Two Cities: Part 2 (1953) ... (original music)
- A Tale of Two Cities: Part 1 (1953) ... (original music)
 1953 Serpent of the Nile (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1953 Jeopardy (conductor)
 1953 I Confess (conductor)
 1953 Angel Face (conductor)
 1952 The Happy Time (musical director)
 1952 The Steel Trap (musical director)
 1952 The Four Poster (musical director)
 1952 The Big Sky (music director)
 1952 Lady in the Iron Mask (musical director)
 1952 High Noon (music director)
 1952 My Six Convicts (musical director)
 1952 Mutiny (music director)
 1952 Bugles in the Afternoon (conductor - uncredited)
 1952 Okinawa (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1951 The Well (music director)
 1951 Drums in the Deep South (musical director)
 1951 Peking Express (conductor - uncredited)
 1951 The Thing from Another World (conductor - uncredited) / (music director)
 1951 Mister Universe (conductor)
 1950 Cyrano de Bergerac (musical director)
 1950 Undercover Girl (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1950 The Men (music director)
 1950 Champagne for Caesar (musical director)
 1950 Guilty Bystander (musical director)
 1950 Dakota Lil (musical director)
 1949 D.O.A. (musical director)
 1949 Red Light (musical director)
 1949 Canadian Pacific (musical director)
 1949 Home of the Brave (musical director - uncredited)
 1949 Champion (music director)
 1948 Portrait of Jennie (based on themes of Claude Debussy) / (conductor) / (music adaptor - uncredited)
 1948 Red River (music director)
 1948 So This Is New York (musical director)
 1948 The Dude Goes West (conductor)
 1948 Tarzan and the Mermaids (musical director)
 1947 The Long Night (musical director)
 1946 Duel in the Sun (conductor)
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (director: musical score)
 1946 Angel on My Shoulder (music director)
 1946 Black Beauty (musical director)
 1946 The Mysterious Mr. M (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Danger Woman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 The Cat Creeps (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 House of Horrors (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Whistle Stop (musical director)
 1945 Here Is Germany (Documentary) (musical director)
 1945 Out of the Depths (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Pardon My Past (conductor)
 1945 Know Your Enemy - Japan (Documentary) (musical director - uncredited)
 1945 The Jungle Captive (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Renegades of the Rio Grande (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Trail to Vengeance (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Beyond the Pecos (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 The Master Key (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Rockin' in the Rockies (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Forever Yours (musical director)
 1945 Jungle Queen (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1945 Youth on Trial (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 The Mummy's Curse (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 Sergeant Mike (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 When Strangers Marry (musical director)
 1944 She's a Soldier Too (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1944 The Negro Soldier (Documentary short) (musical director - uncredited)
 1944 Tunisian Victory (Documentary) (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1944 The Bridge of San Luis Rey (musical director)
 1944 Ladies Courageous (musical director)
 1944 Strange Confession (musical director)
 1944 Know Your Ally: Britain (Short) (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1943 The Battle of Britain (Documentary) (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1943 The Battle of Russia (Documentary) (music adaptor - uncredited)
 1943 Divide and Conquer (Documentary) (music supervisor - uncredited)
 1942 Underground Agent (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Canal Zone (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1942 Razgrom nemetskikh voysk pod Moskvoy (Documentary) (musical director)
 1942 Our Russian Front (Documentary short) (music supervisor)
 1941 Harmon of Michigan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 Forced Landing (music supervisor)
 1941 Naval Academy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1941 The Face Behind the Mask (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 The Westerner (conductor: musical score)
 1940 Military Academy (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Girls of the Road (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Men Without Souls (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1940 Convicted Woman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1939 North of Shanghai (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Great Waltz (music adaptor: Johann Strauss II music) / (music arranger: Johann Strauss II music)
 1938 There's Always a Woman (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Jury's Secret (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 She Married an Artist (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Idol of the Crowds (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Venus Makes Trouble (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Let's Get Married (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Women of Glamour (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1936 More Than a Secretary (composer: title music - uncredited)
 1935 The Flame Within (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1933 Hello Pop (Short) (composer: additional music)
 1930 The Devil's Cabaret (Short) (composer: ballet music)
 1930 Crazy House (Short) (composer: ballet music)
 1930 Lord Byron of Broadway (ballet music)
 1929 Devil-May-Care (ballet music)
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A Little Racketeer (1932). Musical comedy. Music by Haskell Brown. Book by Harry Clarke. From the German of F. Kalbfuss and R. Wilde. Lyrics by Edward Eliscu. Additional music by Dimitri Tiomkin. Musical Director: Maury Rubens. Featuring songs by Lee Wainer and Berenece Kazounoff. Featuring songs with lyrics by Earle Crooker, ... See more »

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[on Max Linder] Linder was one of the truly great comedians of our time; his pantomime and appeal were eloquent. He had an inspired comedy sense, and he also had an analytical, ingenious mind.


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, Bernard Herrmann, Franz Waxman, Alfred Newman, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold. See more »


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