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Ernest Sigmund Gold (Goldner)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Death: March 17, 1999 (77)
Santa Monica, CA, United States (complications from a stroke)
Immediate Family:

Son of Dr. Gustav Goldner and Liese Goldner
Husband of Jeanette (Jan) Gold
Ex-husband of Marni Nixon
Father of Andrew Maurice Gold; Martha Carr and Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: composer
Managed by: Eilat Gordin Levitan
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About Ernest Gold

He was an American composer. Born in Vienna, Austria; Gold wrote nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and 1992. Among his credits are Too Much, Too Soon, Exodus, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, On the Beach, A Child is Waiting, Fun with Dick and Jane, and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff.

Gold's contributions were recognized with four Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. He won a Golden Globe in 1960 for Best Motion Picture Score for 1959's On the Beach, and won an Academy Award a year later for Best Music: Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, for Exodus. His work on On the Beach also won Gold a Grammy Award. The Hollywood Walk of Fame has also recognized Gold with a star on famed Hollywood Boulevard. Gold's classical works also included a piano concerto, a string quartet, and a piano sonata.

He was married twice; first to Marni Nixon from 1950–1969 which produced singer/son Andrew Gold ("Lonely Boy"), and from 1975–1999 to Jan Keller Gold. Gold died on March 17, 1999 in Santa Monica, California at the age of 77 from complications from a stroke.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Gold

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006104/

IBDB: http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=11752


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_Gold

Ernest Gold (July 13, 1921 – March 17, 1999), born Ernst Sigmund Goldner, was an American composer. Born in Vienna, Austria; Gold wrote nearly 100 film and television scores between 1945 and 1992. Among his credits are Too Much, Too Soon, Exodus, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, On the Beach, A Child is Waiting, Fun with Dick and Jane, and Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff. Gold's contributions were recognized with four Academy Award nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. He won a Golden Globe in 1960 for Best Motion Picture Score for 1959's On the Beach, and won an Academy Award a year later for Best Music: Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, for Exodus. His work on On the Beach also won Gold a Grammy Award. The Hollywood Walk of Fame has also recognized Gold with a star on famed Hollywood Boulevard. Gold's classical works also included a piano concerto, a string quartet, and a piano sonata. He was married three times; his second marriage was to singer/actress Marni Nixon from 1950–1969 and produced three children, including musician Andrew Gold (composer of "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You for Being a Friend)". Nixon claimed in her autobiography ("I Could Have Sung All Night") that Gold was repeatedly unfaithful to her throughout their 19-year marriage. From 1975–1999 he was married to Jan Keller Gold. Ernest Gold died on March 17, 1999 in Santa Monica, California at the age of 77 from complications from a stroke.

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Ernest Gold's Timeline

1921
July 13, 1921
Vienna, Austria
1951
August 2, 1951
Burbank, CA, United States
1999
March 17, 1999
Age 77
Santa Monica, CA, United States