Alex North

1910 - 1991

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Alex North (born Isadore Soifer, December 4, 1910 – September 8, 1991) was an American composer best known for his many film scores, including A Streetcar Named Desire (one of the first jazz-based film scores), Viva Zapata!, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He was the first composer to receive an Honorary Academy Award, but never won a competitive Oscar despite fifteen nominations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alex North has received more than 375,542 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Alex North is the 526th most popular composer (up from 584th in 2019), the 2,452nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,579th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Alex North ranks 526 out of 1,228Before him are Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Manuel Ponce, Raimonds Pauls, Johann Gottfried Walther, Princess Cecilia of Sweden, and Gennady Rozhdestvensky. After him are Hermann Abendroth, Stefano Landi, Nicolas Gombert, Henri Duparc, Johann David Heinichen, and Pietro Nardini.

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Among people born in 1910, Alex North ranks 86Before him are Masayoshi Ōhira, Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, Barthélemy Boganda, Julien Gracq, Maurice Papon, and John W. Campbell. After him are Jack Hawkins, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Giorgio Perlasca, Heinz Hoffmann, Maria Cebotari, and Louis Slotin. Among people deceased in 1991, Alex North ranks 76Before him are Robert Maxwell, Jean Bruller, Héctor Rial, Pedro Arrupe, Edmond Jabès, and Richard Thorpe. After him are Jean Arthur, Yevgeny Dragunov, Ernst Krenek, María Zambrano, Étienne Decroux, and Cassandra Harris.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alex North ranks 2,452 out of 15,968Before him are Craig Venter (1946), Stephen Lang (1952), Barbara Hershey (1948), Elizabeth Warren (1949), Brent Spiner (1949), and Archibald Gracie IV (1858). After him are Kathy Reichs (1948), Gregory Goodwin Pincus (1903), Robert Downey Sr. (1936), Kurtwood Smith (1943), Ben Webster (1909), and James Heckman (1944).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Alex North ranks 31Before him are Terry Riley (1935), Morton Feldman (1926), Bill Conti (1942), Stephen Foster (1826), Paul Bowles (1910), and Danny Elfman (1953). After him are John Adams (1947), George Antheil (1900), Michael Kamen (1948), Jerome Kern (1885), Ernest Guiraud (1837), and Sun Ra (1914).