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Franz Waxman (né Wachsmann; 24 December 1906 – 24 February 1967) was a German and American composer of Jewish descent, known primarily for his work in the film music genre. His film scores include Bride of Frankenstein, Rebecca, Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun, Stalag 17, Rear Window, Peyton Place, The Nun's Story, and Taras Bulba. He received twelve Academy Award nominations, and won two Oscars in consecutive years (for Sunset Boulevard and A Place in the Sun). He also received a Golden Globe Award for the former film. Bernard Herrmann said that the score for Taras Bulba was "the score of a lifetime."

He also composed concert works, including the oratorio Joshua (1959), and The Song of Terezin (1965), a work for orchestra, chorus, and children's chorus based upon poetry written by children in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II. Waxman also founded the Los Angeles Music Festival in 1947 with which he conducted a number of West Coast premieres by fellow film composers, and concert composers alike.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Franz Waxman (né Wachsmann; 24 December 1906 – 24 February 1967) was a German and American composer of Jewish descent, known primarily for his work in the film music genre. His film scores include Bride of Frankenstein, Rebecca, Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun, Stalag 17, Rear Window, Peyton Place, The Nun's Story, and Taras Bulba. He received twelve Academy Award nominations, and won two Oscars in consecutive years (for Sunset Boulevard and A Place in the Sun). He also received a Golden Globe Award for the former film. Bernard Herrmann said that the score for Taras Bulba was "the score of a lifetime."

He also composed concert works, including the oratorio Joshua (1959), and The Song of Terezin (1965), a work for orchestra, chorus, and children's chorus based upon poetry written by children in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II. Waxman also founded the Los Angeles Music Festival in 1947 with which he conducted a number of West Coast premieres by fellow film composers, and concert composers alike.

Personal Info

Known For Sound

Gender Male

Known Credits 125

Birthday 1906-12-24

Day of Death 1967-02-24

Place of Birth Königshütte, Upper Silesia, Germany [now Chorzów, Slaskie, Poland]

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Also Known As

  • Franz Wachsmann
  • F. Wachsmann
  • F. Waxman

Sound TV ShowsMovies

1967 The Longest Hundred Miles Original Music Composer
1966 Lost Command Original Music Composer
1962 Taras Bulba Original Music Composer
1962 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Original Music Composer
1962 My Geisha Original Music Composer
1961 King of the Roaring 20's: The Story of Arnold Rothstein Original Music Composer
1961 Return to Peyton Place Original Music Composer
1960 Cimarron Original Music Composer
1960 Sunrise at Campobello Original Music Composer
1960 The Story of Ruth Original Music Composer
1959 Beloved Infidel Original Music Composer
1959 Career Original Music Composer
1959 The Twilight Zone (1 episode)Original Music Composer
1959 The Nun's Story Conductor Original Music Composer
1959 Count Your Blessings Original Music Composer
1958 I Married a Monster from Outer Space Original Music Composer
1958 Run Silent, Run Deep Original Music Composer
1957 Peyton Place Original Music Composer
1957 Sayonara Original Music Composer
1957 The Spirit of St. Louis Original Music Composer
1956 Back from Eternity Original Music Composer
1956 Crime in the Streets Original Music Composer
1956 Miracle in the Rain Original Music Composer
1955 The Indian Fighter Original Music Composer
1955 The Virgin Queen Original Music Composer
1955 Mister Roberts Original Music Composer
1955 Untamed Original Music Composer
1954 The Silver Chalice Original Music Composer
1954 This Is My Love Original Music Composer
1954 Rear Window Original Music Composer
1954 Demetrius and the Gladiators Original Music Composer
1954 Elephant Walk Original Music Composer
1954 Prince Valiant Original Music Composer
1953 Botany Bay Original Music Composer
1953 I, the Jury Original Music Composer
1953 Stalag 17 Original Music Composer
1953 Shane Original Music Composer
1953 Man on a Tightrope Original Music Composer
1952 My Cousin Rachel Music
1952 Come Back, Little Sheba Original Music Composer
1952 Lure of the Wilderness Original Music Composer
1952 Phone Call from a Stranger Original Music Composer
1951 Decision Before Dawn Original Music Composer
1951 Red Mountain Original Music Composer
1951 Anne of the Indies Original Music Composer
1951 He Ran All the Way Original Music Composer
1951 A Place in the Sun Original Music Composer
1950 Dark City Original Music Composer
1950 The Furies Original Music Composer
1950 Sunset Boulevard Original Music Composer
1950 Night and the City Original Music Composer
1949 Johnny Holiday Original Music Composer
1949 Task Force Original Music Composer
1949 Rope of Sand Original Music Composer
1949 Night Unto Night Original Music Composer
1949 Alias Nick Beal Original Music Composer
1948 Whiplash Original Music Composer
1948 No Minor Vices Music
1948 Sorry, Wrong Number Original Music Composer
1947 The Paradine Case Original Music Composer
1947 The Unsuspected Original Music Composer
1947 Dark Passage Original Music Composer
1947 Possessed Original Music Composer
1947 Cry Wolf Original Music Composer
1947 The Two Mrs. Carrolls Original Music Composer
1947 Nora Prentiss Original Music Composer
1947 Humoresque Original Music Composer
1946 Her Kind of Man Original Music Composer
1945 The Last Bomb Music Score Producer
1945 Confidential Agent Original Music Composer
1945 The Horn Blows at Midnight Original Music Composer
1944 To Have and Have Not Original Music Composer
1944 Mr. Skeffington Original Music Composer
1943 Destination Tokyo Original Music Composer
1943 Old Acquaintance Original Music Composer
1943 Air Force Original Music Composer
1942 Journey for Margaret Original Music Composer
1942 Seven Sweethearts Original Music Composer
1942 Her Cardboard Lover Original Music Composer
1942 Tortilla Flat Original Music Composer
1942 Woman of the Year Original Music Composer
1941 Design for Scandal Original Music Composer
1941 Suspicion Original Music Composer
1941 Unfinished Business Original Music Composer
1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Original Music Composer
1940 The Philadelphia Story Original Music Composer
1940 Escape Original Music Composer
1940 Boom Town Original Music Composer
1940 Sporting Blood Original Music Composer
1940 Florian Original Music Composer
1940 Rebecca Orchestrator Original Music Composer
1940 Strange Cargo Original Music Composer
1939 At the Circus Original Music Composer
1939 On Borrowed Time Original Music Composer
1939 The Ice Follies of 1939 Original Music Composer
1939 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Music
1938 A Christmas Carol Music
1938 Dramatic School Original Music Composer
1938 The Shining Hour Original Music Composer
1938 Too Hot to Handle Music
1938 The Young in Heart Original Music Composer
1938 Port of Seven Seas Original Music Composer
1938 Three Comrades Original Music Composer
1938 Test Pilot Original Music Composer
1938 Arsene Lupin Returns Original Music Composer
1938 Love Is a Headache Music
1938 Man-Proof Original Music Composer
1937 The Bride Wore Red Original Music Composer
1937 The Emperor's Candlesticks Original Music Composer
1937 Captains Courageous Original Music Composer Songs
1936 Love on the Run Original Music Composer
1936 His Brother's Wife Original Music Composer
1936 The Devil-Doll Original Music Composer
1936 Fury Original Music Composer
1936 Trouble for Two Music
1936 Absolute Quiet Original Music Composer
1936 Love Before Breakfast Music Director Original Music Composer
1936 Sutter's Gold Original Music Composer
1935 The Great Impersonation Music
1935 East of Java Original Music Composer Music Director
1935 Remember Last Night? Original Music Composer
1935 The Bride of Frankenstein Original Music Composer
1934 Liliom Original Music Composer
1933 The Only Girl Original Music Composer
1930 Murder for Sale Original Music Composer

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