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Alex North

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Year of Birth:1910
Year of death:1991

Biography

(source: wikipedia)

Alex North (born Isadore Soifer, December 4, 1910 – September 8, 1991) was an American composer best known for his many film scores, including A Streetcar Named Desire (one of the first jazz-based film scores), Viva Zapata!, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award, but never won a competitive Oscar despite fifteen nominations.
North was born Isadore Soifer in Chester, Pennsylvania, to Jewish parents Jesse and Baila... more

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