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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?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||80 years|
|Birthday||December 4, 1910|
|Death date||September 8, 1991|
|Place of death||Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Today it's not culture; it's box office."Alex North
"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."Alex North
"I prefer to write music for family films. I like people."Alex North
"My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan."Alex North
"When I decided to go to a country that subsidized music, I went to the Soviet Union for two years."Alex North