Alex North’s Death Cause, Age at Death, and More!

Alex North Died

The composer Alex North passed away at age 80, respectable.

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American composer best known for his soundtrack to 1951’s “A Streetcar Named Desire,” one of cinema’s first jazz-based scores. He also wrote “Unchained Melody,” which continued to keep his name alive throughout the generations.

He was known for incorporating a streak of modernism into the traditional film-music leitmotif structure.

He was nominated for 15 Academy Awards, but never won. Still, his film scores accounted for many of Hollywood’s most legendary films, including “Spartacus” from 1960, “Cleopatra” from 1963, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” from 1966, and “2001: A Space Odyssey” from 1968.

How did Alex North die?

Information about the death of Alex North
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death80 years
BirthdayDecember 4, 1910
Death dateSeptember 8, 1991
Place of deathPacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Today it's not culture; it's box office."

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"The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s."

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"I prefer to write music for family films. I like people."

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"My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan."

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"When I decided to go to a country that subsidized music, I went to the Soviet Union for two years."

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