Jerry Goldsmith - Details


JERRY GOLDSMITH, one of filmdom's most respected and prolific Academy Award®-winning composers, earlier worked with Paul Verhoeven and Alan Marshall on "Total Recall" and "Basic Instinct," which brought him one of his astounding 18 Oscar® nominations.

A native of Los Angeles, Goldsmith studied at USC and went on to create some television's most evocative musical themes, including those for "The Waltons," "Dr. Kildare," "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.", "Police Story," "Room 222," "Barnaby Jones" and "Star Trek -The Next Generation."

Goldsmith composed his first theatrical feature film score in 1957. Since then, he has scored over 175 motion pictures, winning the Academy Award® for Best Score for the 1976 release "The Omen." His Academy Award® nominations, including one for Best Song for "The Omen," were for "Freud," "A Patch Of Blue," "The Sand Pebbles," "Planet Of The Apes," "Patton," "Papillon," "Chinatown," "The Wind and The Lion," "The Omen," "The Boys From Brazil," "Star Trek--The Motion Picture," "Poltergeist," "Under "Fire," "Hoosiers," "Basic Instinct," "L.A. Confidential" and "Mulan."


  • 10th February 1929 - Birth