Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job as a clerk/typist with CBS Television, before moving to the companys music department in Los Angeles in 1950. During the 50s, first as a staffer, and then as a freelancer, he wrote theme music for popular television series such as Gunsmoke, Have Gun Will Travel, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, Dr. Kildare, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. , and several more.
In the late 50s, Goldsmith started to compose for movies such as Black Patch and City Of Fear and, through the good auspices of film composer Alfred Newman, he came to prominence with his score for Lonely Are The Brave...
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