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Alex North

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Who is Alex North?

Alex North was an American composer best known for his many film scores, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award.

  • also known as Isadore Soifer, Mr. North
  • born on (105 years ago) in Chester
  • ethnicity: Russian Jew
  • nationality: United States of America
  • religion: Judaism
  • education:
  • profession: Film score composer, conductor, music director, composer
  • spouses:
  • parent of
  • died on (24 years ago) in Pacific Palisades
  • genre: Film score
  • albums: "Cleopatra", "Alex North’s 2001: The Legendary Original Score", "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Dragonslayer", "Spartacus", "Music for 2001: A Space Odyssey", "Under the Volcano", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf", "Cheyenne Autumn", "The Devil's Brigade", "South Seas Adventure", "The Long, Hot Summer", "The Long, Hot Summer / Sanctuary", "The Misfits", "The Rose Tattoo", "Shanks", "Hot Spell / The Matchmaker", "Africa", "The Sound and the Fury", "The Wonderful Country / The King And Four Queens", "All Fall Down / The Outrage", "The Racers / Daddy Long Legs", "The Shoes of the Fisherman / M-G-M 1968 Widescreen Spectaculars", "The Children's Hour", "Death of a Salesman / Rashomon", "Carny", "The Dead / Journey Into Fear", "I'll Cry Tomorrow", "Sounder / Decision for Chemistry"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada (Music Composition)
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Death of a Salesman"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "A Streetcar Named Desire"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Viva Zapata!"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Song - "Unchained Melody" (Unchained), with Hy Zaret
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "The Rose Tattoo"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "The Rainmaker"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "Spartacus"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Spartacus"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media - "Cleopatra"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Cleopatra"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "The Agony and the Ecstasy"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
      • Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score - "The Shoes of the Fisherman"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Shanks"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Bite the Bullet"
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "Rich Man, Poor Man" (Outstanding Achievement In Music Composition For A Series)
      • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition - Series - "Rich Man, Poor Man" (Outstanding Achievement In Music Composition For A Series)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) - "The Word (US)" (Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Series or A Special)
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Dragonslayer"
      • nominated to Academy Award for Best Original Music Score - "Under the Volcano"
      • Academy Honorary Award (in recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures)
      • nominated to Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Original Dramatic Score) - "Death of a Salesman" (Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore))
  • official website: alexnorthmusic.com

Character

Alex North: Dr. Alex North is a fictional character on the television drama Days of our Lives. He was portrayed by Wayne Northrop from August 2005 to July 2006.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of American Cinema (2011)

by Keith M. Booker

The American modernist composer Alex North worked extensively in film, producing some of the most innovative and influential film scores in Hollywood history. North was nominated for a total of 14 Academy Awards for Best Score ( and one ...

Google previewThe Edward G. Robinson Encyclopedia (2002)

by Robert Beck

Stahl, Jack Solomon; music, Alex North; camera, William Clothier; editor, Otho Lovering; makeup, Norman Pringle; costumes, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Films (2014)

by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White

Music: Alex North. Editor: George Tomasini. Cast: Clark Gable (Gay Langland), Marilyn Monroe ( Roslyn Taber), ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Ian Aitken

Music arranged by Alex North.

Google previewThe Concise Routledge Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film (2013)

by Ian Aitken

Music arranged by Alex North.

Google previewDictionary of American Classical Composers (2013)

by Neil Butterworth

McKINLEY, Charles MILLS, Alex NORTH, Robert PALMER, Robert PARRIS, Daniel APPENDIX PINKHAM, Gardner READ, Earl ROBINSON, Ned ROREM, Douglas TOWNSEND,.

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Artists contributing to the fascinating Under the Volcano include the brilliant Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Fi- gueroa, screenwriter Guy Gallo, composer Alex North, and director Emilio Fernandez, cast in a significant cameo as a bartender.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Television Film Directors (2009)

by Jerry Roberts

Winning were Sagal's co-director, David Greene, composer Alex North, and actors Edward Asner and Fionnula Flanagan. Among the nominees were Sagal, Riesner, and 10 actors: Nolte, Strauss, Kay Lenz, Susan Blakely, Kim Darby, Ray ...

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