Ernest Gold

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Birthday
13, 1921
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Mar 17, 1999 (77)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
13, 1921
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Mar 17, 1999 (77)

About

Academy Award-winning composer. He wrote the scores for "Exodus," "Fun with Dick and Jane," and many other films.

Before Fame

He emigrated from Austria to the United States in 1938 and began his career in 1945. It would last until 1992.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

He married singer and actress Marni Nixon in 1950, and they divorced in 1969. His son Andrew Gold also became a composer and was best known for writing 'Thank You for Being a Friend,' the 1978 song that would serve as the theme to 'The Golden Girls,' the long-running television sitcom.

Associated With

He wrote the score for the 1963 comedy "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" directed by Stanley Kramer.