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David Diamond (I) (1915–2005)

Composer and educator, educated at the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Eastman School of Music, and the New Music School. He studied with Roger Sessions and Nadia Boulanger. He received Elfrida Whiteman, Guggenheim, and National Academy of Arts and Letters grants and Prix de Rome, Paderewski, and Ernest Bloch awards. He joined ASCAP in 1946, and ... See full bio »

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Strange Victory
Strange Victory Composer
A Place to Live
A Place to Live Composer
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 1949 Anna Lucasta
 1948 Strange Victory (Documentary)
 1947 Dreams That Money Can Buy (segment "Circus")
 1941 A Place to Live (Documentary short)
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 1957 20 Million Miles to Earth (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1957 Zombies of Mora Tau (composer: stock music - uncredited)
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 2005 Garbo (Documentary) (grateful thanks)
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 1998 Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (Documentary)
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He composed music for William Shakespeare's play, "The Tempest," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Vera Zorina, Canada Lee, Arnold Moss, Benny Baker, Beaumont Bruestle, Angus Cairns, Bram Nossen, Robert Harrison, Joseph Hardy, Eugene Stuckmann, Diana Sinclair, Albert Hachmeister, Jack Bostick, Wallace Acton, Bernard ... See more »

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He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1995 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.

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