Academy Award-winning composer. He wrote the scores for "Exodus," "Fun with Dick and Jane," and many other films.
He emigrated from Austria to the United States in 1938 and began his career in 1945. It would last until 1992.
He was nominated for an Academy Award four times and a Golden Globe three times. He won a Grammy Award and a Golden Globe for 1959's "On the Beach" and an Oscar for "Exodus" from 1960.
He married singer and actress Marni Nixon in 1950, and they divorced in 1969. His son
He wrote the score for the 1963 comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" directed by Stanley Kramer.