Dimitri Tiomkin

Film Score Composer, Composer

1894 – 1979

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Who was Dimitri Tiomkin?

Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin was a Russian-born Hollywood film score composer and conductor. Musically trained in Russia, he is best known for his western scores, including Duel in the Sun, High Noon, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and The Alamo. Tiomkin received twenty-two Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars, three for Best Original Score for High Noon, The High and the Mighty and The Old Man and the Sea, and one for Best Original Song for "The Ballad of High Noon" from the former film. He was the first composer to win in both categories for the same film.

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Born
May 10, 1894
Kremenchuk
Also known as
  • Dmitri Tiomkin
  • Dmitri Tyomkin
  • Dimitri Zinovich Tiomkin
  • Dimi
  • Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin
  • Timmy
Parents
Spouses
Nationality
  • Russian Empire
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Saint Petersburg Conservatory
Died
Nov 11, 1979
London
Resting place
Forest Lawn Memorial Park

Submitted
on July 23, 2013