Alex North

Film score, Composer

1910 – 1991

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Who was Alex North?

Alex North was an American composer best known for his many film scores, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Viva Zapata!, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. He was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award.

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Born
Dec 4, 1910
Chester
Also known as
  • Isadore Soifer
  • Mr. North
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Russian Jew
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Curtis Institute of Music
    Piano
  • Juilliard School
    Musical composition
    (1929 - 1932)
  • Moscow Conservatory
    Musical composition
    (1932 - 1935)
Lived in
  • Pennsylvania
  • Ridgefield
  • Pacific Palisades
    ( - 1991/09/08)
Died
Sep 8, 1991
Pacific Palisades

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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