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Ernst Golder, 13 July 1921, Vienna, Austria, d. 17 March 1999, Santa Monica, California, USA. A composer, conductor and arranger for movies from the 40s through to the 80s, Gold was a child prodigy and wrote a full-length opera when he was only 13. After studying at the State Academy of Music in Vienna, he fled with his family to the USA in 1938 when the Nazis gained control of Austria. A year later his first symphony was performed by the NBC Orchestra. After writing a few popular songs such as Practice Makes Perfect (with Don Roberts), which became popular on record for both Bob Chester and Al Lavelin in 1940, Gold moved to Hollywood in 1945, where he worked with George Antheil and began writing scores for a series of small budget films. These included The Girl Of The Limberlost (1945), Smooth As Silk (1946), The Falcons Alibi (1946), G.I. War Brides (1947), Lighthouse (1947), Wyoming (1947), Exposed (1947), Old Los Angeles (1948), Unknown...