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Dominic Frontiere (1931–2017)


Dominic Carmen Frontiere, 86, Emmy and Golden Globe winning film and television composer, former head of music at Paramount Pictures, passed away in Tesuque, New Mexico on 21 December 2017. He is survived by his wife Robin and their children Emily, Joseph, Nicholas and Sofia, as well as daughter Victoria from a previous marriage. See full bio »
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Color of Night Music Department
(1994)
Watchmen Soundtrack
(2009)
The Stunt Man Composer
(1980)
Contact Soundtrack
(1997)

Filmography

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 1994 Color of Night (conductor)
 1993 Trade Winds (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... (composer: theme music)
  Matt Houston (TV Series) (composer - 52 episodes, 1982 - 1985) (theme by - 8 episodes, 1982 - 1984)
- Final Vows (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Death Watch (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Killing Time (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- Company Secrets (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
- New Orleans Nightmare (1985) ... (composer: theme music)
 1985 The Aviator (conductor)
  Strike Force (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode, 1982) (music by - 1 episode, 1981)
- The John Killer (1982) ... (composer: theme music)
- Strike Force (1981) ... (music by)
 1981 Roar (composer: Togar theme)
 1978-1981 Vega$ (TV Series) (composer - 62 episodes)
- Nightmare Come True (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Judgement Pronouced (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- French Twist (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Dead Ringer (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Seek and Destroy (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978 The Young Pioneers (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- The Promise of Spring (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Kite for Charlie (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sky in the Window (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1977 Washington: Behind Closed Doors (TV Mini-Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Part 4 (1977) ... (composer: theme music)
 1977 Kingdom of the Spiders (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1977 Warhead (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1976 Pipe Dreams (conductor)
 1976 The Gumball Rally (composer: theme) / (conductor)
 1975 Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold (conductor - uncredited)
 1974 The Mark of Zorro (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music adaptor)
 1974 Chopper One (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- The Hijacking (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Downtime (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Deadly Carrier (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Undercover (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Killing Time (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 The House of Seven Corpses (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1972-1973 Search (TV Series) (composer - 23 episodes)
- The Packagers (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Suffer My Child (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ends of the Earth (1973) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Moment of Madness (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Mattson Papers (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 On Any Sunday (Documentary) (conductor - uncredited) / (musician: rocksichord - uncredited)
 1970 Swing Out, Sweet Land (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Sheila (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1970 The Last Escape (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1969 Number One (conductor)
 1968 Mission Batangas (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1967-1968 The Invaders (TV Series) (composer - 28 episodes)
- Inquisition (1968) ... (composer: Invaders theme)
- The Pursued (1968) ... (composer: Invaders theme)
- The Life Seekers (1968) ... (composer: Invaders theme)
- The Miracle (1968) ... (composer: Invaders theme)
- The Vise (1968) ... (composer: Invaders theme)
  Iron Horse (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes, 1966 - 1967) (music - 1 episode, 1966)
- T Is for Traitor (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Six Hours to Sky High (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Return of Hode Avery (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Five Days to Washtiba (1967) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- A Dozen Ways to Kill a Man (1966) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1967 The Rat Patrol (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Truce at Aburah Raid (1967) ... (composer: additional music)
  The F.B.I. (TV Series) (conductor - 60 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (music conductor - 1 episode, 1967)
- The Extortionist (1967) ... (conductor)
- Force of Nature (1967) ... (conductor)
- The Satellite (1967) ... (conductor)
- The Executioners: Part 2 (1967) ... (conductor)
- The Executioners: Part 1 (1967) ... (conductor)
  12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (composer - 77 episodes, 1964 - 1967) (conductor - 77 episodes, 1964 - 1967)
- The Hunters and the Killers (1967) ... (composer: theme and cues - uncredited) / (conductor)
- A Long Time Dead (1967) ... (composer: theme and cues - uncredited) / (conductor)
- Graveyard (1966) ... (composer: theme and cues - uncredited) / (conductor)
- The Duel at Mont Sainte Marie (1966) ... (composer: theme and cues - uncredited) / (conductor)
- Six Feet Under (1966) ... (composer: theme and cues - uncredited) / (conductor)
 1964-1966 The Fugitive (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- The Evil Men Do (1966) ... (composer: additional music)
- Second Sight (1966) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
- The Iron Maiden (1964) ... (composer: additional music)
 1966 Incubus (conductor)
 1966 Namu, the Killer Whale (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1965 Branded (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- A Proud Town (1965) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1964 The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1964 A Global Affair (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1963-1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Don't Open Till Doomsday (1964) ... (composer: theme)
- Tourist Attraction (1963) ... (composer: "Outer Limits" theme)
 1963 Charade (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1962-1963 Stoney Burke (TV Series) (musical director - 32 episodes)
- The Journey (1963) ... (musical director)
- The Test (1963) ... (musical director)
- Tigress by the Tail (1963) ... (musical director)
- A Girl Named Amy (1963) ... (musical director)
- Kincaid (1963) ... (musical director)
 1962 Days of Wine and Roses (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1961-1962 The New Breed (TV Series) (composer - 36 episodes)
- Walk This Street Lightly (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- So Dark the Night (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Judgement at San Belito (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- Wherefore Art Thou, Romeo? (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Motive Named Walter (1962) ... (composer: theme music)
 1961 Rawhide (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Sendoff (1961) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1961 The Right Approach (musician: accordion solos - uncredited)
 1961 The Marriage-Go-Round (conductor)
 1960 High Time (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1959 The Best of Everything (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1958 The Brothers Karamazov (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1957 Ten Thousand Bedrooms (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1956 Around the World in 80 Days (musician - uncredited)
 1956 The Last Wagon (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1956 The Proud Ones (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1956 The Last Hunt (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1956 Serenade (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1955 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1955 Soldier of Fortune (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1955 Many Rivers to Cross (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1954 River of No Return (musician: accordion - uncredited)
 1953 Niagara (musician: accordion - uncredited)
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In 1964, he composed the music for an unsold pilot called "Mr. Kingston", a proposed ABC drama series set on a luxury liner and starring Peter Graves and Walter Pidgeon. See more »

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Composer, arranger and jazz accordionist. Formerly head of the music departments at 20th Century Fox and Paramount. See more »

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