Biography

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Maximilian Raoul "Max" Steiner (May 10, 1888 – December 28, 1971) was an Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and became a full-time professional, either composing, arranging or conducting, when he was fifteen.

Steiner composed over 300 film scores with RKO and Warner Brothers, and was nominated for 24 Academy Awards, winning three: The Informer (1935), Now, Voyager (1942), and Since You Went Away (1944). Besides his Oscar-winning scores, some of Steiner's popular works include King Kong (1933), Little Women (1933), Jezebel (1938), Casablanca (1942), The Searchers (1956), A Summer Place (1959), and the film score for which he is possibly best known, Gone with the Wind (1939).

He was also the first recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, which he won for his score to Life with Father. Steiner was a frequent collaborator with some of the most famous film directors in history, including Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Howard Hawks, William Dieterle, William Wyler, Raoul Walsh, John Huston, Irving Pichel, King Vidor, and Frank Capra.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Maximilian Raoul "Max" Steiner (May 10, 1888 – December 28, 1971) was an Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and became a full-time professional, either composing, arranging or conducting, when he was fifteen.

Steiner composed over 300 film scores with RKO and Warner Brothers, and was nominated for 24 Academy Awards, winning three: The Informer (1935), Now, Voyager (1942), and Since You Went Away (1944). Besides his Oscar-winning scores, some of Steiner's popular works include King Kong (1933), Little Women (1933), Jezebel (1938), Casablanca (1942), The Searchers (1956), A Summer Place (1959), and the film score for which he is possibly best known, Gone with the Wind (1939).

He was also the first recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, which he won for his score to Life with Father. Steiner was a frequent collaborator with some of the most famous film directors in history, including Michael Curtiz, John Ford, Howard Hawks, William Dieterle, William Wyler, Raoul Walsh, John Huston, Irving Pichel, King Vidor, and Frank Capra.

Personal Info

Known For Sound

Gender Male

Known Credits 250

Birthday 1888-05-10

Day of Death 1971-12-28

Place of Birth Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]

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Also Known As

  • Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner

Sound TV ShowsMovies

1982 The LetterOriginal Music Composer
1965 Those CallowaysOriginal Music Composer
1965 Two on a GuillotineOriginal Music Composer
1964 Youngblood HawkeOriginal Music Composer
1964 A Distant TrumpetOriginal Music Composer
1963 Spencer's MountainOriginal Music Composer
1963 FBI Code 98Original Music Composer
1962 Rome AdventureOriginal Music Composer
1961 A Majority of OneOriginal Music Composer
1961 Susan SladeOriginal Music Composer
1961 ParrishOriginal Music Composer
1961 Portrait of a MobsterOriginal Music Composer
1961 The Sins of Rachel CadeOriginal Music Composer
1960 The Dark at the Top of the StairsOriginal Music Composer
1960 Cash McCallOriginal Music Composer
1960 Ice PalaceOriginal Music Composer
1959 A Summer PlaceOriginal Music Composer
1959 The FBI StoryOriginal Music Composer
1959 John Paul JonesOriginal Music Composer
1959 The Hanging TreeOriginal Music Composer
1958 Marjorie MorningstarOriginal Music Composer
1958 Fort DobbsOriginal Music Composer
1958 Darby's RangersOriginal Music Composer
1957 Escapade In JapanOriginal Music Composer
1957 All Mine to GiveOriginal Music Composer
1957 Band of AngelsOriginal Music Composer
1957 China GateOriginal Music Composer
1956 Death of a ScoundrelOriginal Music Composer
1956 Bandido!Original Music Composer
1956 The SearchersOriginal Music Composer
1956 Come Next SpringOriginal Music Composer
1956 Helen of TroyOriginal Music Composer
1955 Hell on Frisco BayOriginal Music Composer
1955 IllegalOriginal Music Composer
1955 The McConnell StoryOriginal Music Composer
1955 The Last CommandOriginal Music Composer
1955 Battle CryOriginal Music Composer
1955 The Violent MenOriginal Music Composer
1954 King Richard And The CrusadersOriginal Music Composer
1954 The Boy from OklahomaOriginal Music Composer
1954 The Caine MutinyOriginal Music Composer
1953 So BigOriginal Music Composer
1953 So This Is LoveOriginal Music Composer
1953 The Charge at Feather RiverOriginal Music Composer
1953 The Desert SongOriginal Music Composer
1953 Trouble Along the WayOriginal Music Composer
1953 The Jazz SingerOriginal Music Composer
1952 The Iron MistressOriginal Music Composer
1952 Springfield RifleOriginal Music Composer
1952 This Is CineramaOriginal Music Composer
1952 The Miracle of Our Lady of FatimaOriginal Music Composer
1952 The Lion and the HorseOriginal Music Composer
1952 Mara MaruOriginal Music Composer
1952 Room for One MoreOriginal Music Composer
1951 Distant DrumsOriginal Music Composer
1951 Close to My HeartOriginal Music Composer
1951 Jim Thorpe – All-AmericanOriginal Music Composer
1951 Force of ArmsOriginal Music Composer
1951 On Moonlight BayOriginal Music Composer
1951 I Was a Communist for the FBIOriginal Music Composer
1951 Lightning Strikes TwiceOriginal Music Composer
1951 Raton PassOriginal Music Composer
1951 SugarfootOriginal Music Composer
1951 Operation PacificOriginal Music Composer
1950 DallasOriginal Music Composer
1950 The Breaking PointOriginal Music Composer
1950 The Glass MenagerieOriginal Music Composer
1950 The Flame and the ArrowOriginal Music Composer
1950 CagedOriginal Music Composer
1950 Rocky MountainOriginal Music Composer
1949 Mrs. MikeOriginal Music Composer
1949 The Lady Takes a SailorOriginal Music Composer
1949 Without HonorOriginal Music Composer
1949 Beyond the ForestOriginal Music Composer
1949 White HeatOriginal Music Composer
1949 The FountainheadOriginal Music Composer
1949 Flamingo RoadOriginal Music Composer
1949 A Kiss in the DarkOriginal Music Composer
1949 South of St. LouisOriginal Music Composer
1948 The Decision of Christopher BlakeOriginal Music Composer
1948 Adventures of Don JuanMusic Director
1948 Fighter SquadronOriginal Music Composer
1948 Johnny BelindaOriginal Music Composer
1948 Key LargoOriginal Music Composer
1948 Silver RiverOriginal Music Composer
1948 The Woman in WhiteOriginal Music Composer
1948 Winter MeetingOriginal Music Composer
1948 April ShowersOriginal Music Composer
1948 The Voice of the TurtleOriginal Music Composer
1948 The Treasure of the Sierra MadreOriginal Music Composer
1947 Life with FatherOriginal Music Composer
1947 Deep ValleyOriginal Music Composer
1947 CheyenneOriginal Music Composer
1947 The UnfaithfulOriginal Music Composer
1947 Love and LearnOriginal Music Composer
1947 PursuedOriginal Music Composer
1946 The Beast with Five FingersOriginal Music Composer
1946 Cloak and DaggerOriginal Music Composer
1946 The Big SleepOriginal Music Composer
1946 A Stolen LifeOriginal Music Composer
1946 One More TomorrowOriginal Music Composer
1946 Tomorrow Is ForeverOriginal Music Composer
1946 My ReputationOriginal Music Composer
1945 San AntonioOriginal Music Composer
1945 Saratoga TrunkOriginal Music Composer
1945 Mildred PierceOriginal Music Composer
1945 Rhapsody in BlueOriginal Music Composer
1945 The Corn Is GreenOriginal Music Composer
1945 Roughly SpeakingOriginal Music Composer
1944 The ConspiratorsOriginal Music Composer
1944 Arsenic and Old LaceOriginal Music Composer
1944 Since You Went AwayOriginal Music Composer
1944 The Adventures of Mark TwainOriginal Music Composer
1944 Up in ArmsOriginal Music Composer
1944 Passage to MarseilleOriginal Music Composer
1943 Why We Fight: The Battle of BritainOriginal Music Composer
1943 Watch on the RhineOriginal Music Composer
1943 Mission to MoscowOriginal Music Composer
1942 CasablancaOriginal Music Composer
1942 Now, VoyagerOriginal Music Composer
1942 Desperate JourneyOriginal Music Composer
1942 The Gay SistersOriginal Music Composer
1942 In This Our LifeOriginal Music Composer
1942 Captains of the CloudsOriginal Music Composer
1941 One Foot in HeavenOriginal Music Composer
1941 They Died with Their Boots OnOriginal Music Composer
1941 Nine Lives Are Not EnoughMusic Score Producer
1941 Dive BomberOriginal Music Composer
1941 The Bride Came C.O.D.Original Music Composer
1941 Sergeant YorkOriginal Music Composer
1941 Shining VictoryOriginal Music Composer
1941 The Great LieOriginal Music Composer
1940 Santa Fe TrailOriginal Music Composer
1940 The LetterOriginal Music Composer
1940 A Dispatch from Reuter'sOriginal Music Composer
1940 City for ConquestOriginal Music Composer
1940 All This, and Heaven TooOriginal Music Composer
1940 Murder in the AirMusic
1940 It All Came TrueMusic
1940 Virginia CityOriginal Music Composer
1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic BulletOriginal Music Composer
1939 Four WivesOriginal Music Composer
1939 Gone with the WindOriginal Music Composer
1939 Dust Be My DestinyOriginal Music Composer
1939 The Old MaidOriginal Music Composer
1939 Each Dawn I DieOriginal Music Composer
1939 Dark VictoryOriginal Music Composer
1939 Dodge CityOriginal Music Composer
1939 The Oklahoma KidOriginal Music Composer
1939 They Made Me a CriminalOriginal Music Composer
1938 The Dawn PatrolOriginal Music Composer
1938 Angels with Dirty FacesOriginal Music Composer
1938 The SistersOriginal Music Composer
1938 The Amazing Dr. ClitterhouseOriginal Music Composer
1938 JezebelOriginal Music Composer
1938 Gold Is Where You Find ItOriginal Music Composer
1937 TovarichOriginal Music Composer
1937 Submarine D-1Original Music Composer
1937 That Certain WomanOriginal Music Composer
1937 SlimOriginal Music Composer
1937 Kid GalahadOriginal Music Composer
1937 A Star Is BornOriginal Music Composer
1937 Green LightOriginal Music Composer
1937 God's Country and the WomanOriginal Music Composer
1936 The Charge of the Light BrigadeOriginal Music Composer
1936 The Garden of AllahOriginal Music Composer
1936 Little Lord FauntleroyOriginal Music Composer
1936 Follow the FleetOriginal Music Composer
1935 I Dream Too MuchOriginal Music Composer
1935 The Three MusketeersOriginal Music Composer
1935 Top HatMusic
1935 SheOriginal Music Composer
1935 Break of HeartsMusic Director
1935 The InformerOriginal Music Composer
1935 Star of MidnightOriginal Music Composer
1934 The Little MinisterOriginal Music Composer
1934 Wednesday's ChildMusic Director
1934 The Gay DivorceeOriginal Music Composer
1934 The Age of InnocenceOriginal Music Composer
1934 The FountainOriginal Music Composer
1934 Of Human BondageOriginal Music Composer
1934 The Life of Vergie WintersOriginal Music Composer
1934 Murder On The BlackboardOriginal Music Composer
1934 StingareeOriginal Music Composer
1934 Where Sinners MeetMusic Director
1934 Finishing SchoolMusic Director
1934 SpitfireMusic Director
1934 The Lost PatrolOriginal Music Composer
1934 Two AloneMusic Director
1933 The Son of KongOriginal Music Composer
1933 Little WomenOriginal Music Composer
1933 The Right To RomanceOriginal Music Composer
1933 Morning GloryOriginal Music Composer
1933 Cross FireSound
1933 The Silver CordOriginal Music Composer
1933 DiplomaniacsOriginal Music Composer
1933 SweepingsOriginal Music Composer
1933 King KongOriginal Music Composer
1933 Melody CruiseOriginal Music Composer
1933 Scarlet RiverMusic Director
1933 Christopher StrongOriginal Music Composer
1933 Lucky DevilsOriginal Music Composer
1933 The Past of Mary HolmesMusic Director
1933 The Cheyenne KidOriginal Music Composer
1933 The Monkey's PawOriginal Music Composer
1932 The Animal KingdomOriginal Music Composer
1932 The Half Naked TruthOriginal Music Composer
1932 The ConquerorsOriginal Music Composer
1932 A Bill of DivorcementMusic Director
1932 Thirteen WomenOriginal Music Composer
1932 The Most Dangerous GameOriginal Music Composer
1932 Bird of ParadiseOriginal Music Composer
1932 Roar of the DragonMusic Director
1932 What Price Hollywood?Original Music Composer
1932 Is My Face Red?Original Music Composer
1932 State's AttorneyOriginal Music Composer
1932 Symphony of Six MillionOriginal Music Composer
1932 The Lost SquadronOriginal Music Composer
1932 Girl of the RioOriginal Music Composer
1931 Peach-O-RenoOriginal Music Composer
1931 Consolation MarriageOriginal Music Composer
1931 Secret ServiceOriginal Music Composer
1931 Are These Our ChildrenOriginal Music Composer
1931 Way Back HomeOriginal Music Composer
1931 Fanny Foley HerselfOriginal Music Composer
1931 Friends and LoversOriginal Music Composer
1931 The Gay DiplomatOriginal Music Composer
1931 The RunaroundOriginal Music Composer
1931 High StakesOriginal Music Composer
1931 The Public DefenderOriginal Music Composer
1931 TransgressionOriginal Music Composer
1931 Everything’s RosieMusic Director
1931 Young Donovan's KidMusic
1931 Cracked NutsOriginal Music Composer
1931 Bachelor ApartmentOriginal Music Composer
1931 Kept HusbandsOriginal Music Composer
1931 CimarronOriginal Music Composer
1931 Beau IdealOriginal Music Composer
1931 The Royal BedMusic Director
1930 DixianaOriginal Music Composer
1929 The Delightful RogueOriginal Music Composer
1929 Side StreetOriginal Music Composer
1929 The BondmanMusic
1916 The BondmanMusic

Crew

1952 This Woman Is DangerousAdditional Music
1947 Dark PassageAdditional Music
1942 Spy ShipAdditional Music
1942 I Was FramedAdditional Music
1940 An Angel from TexasAdditional Music
1937 Breakfast for TwoAdditional Music

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