Jerry Goldsmith

1929 - 2004

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Jerrald King Goldsmith (February 10, 1929 – July 21, 2004) was an American composer known for his work in film and television scoring. He composed scores for five films in the Star Trek franchise and three in the Rambo franchise, as well as for films including Logan's Run, Planet of the Apes, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Patton, Papillon, Chinatown, The Omen, Alien, Poltergeist, The Secret of NIMH, Medicine Man, Gremlins, Hoosiers, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Air Force One, L.A. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jerry Goldsmith has received more than 2,225,575 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Jerry Goldsmith is the 223rd most popular composer (down from 208th in 2019), the 1,036th most popular biography from United States (down from 926th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Composer.

Jerry Goldsmith is most famous for composing the soundtrack to Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek: The Search for Spock, Star Trek: The Final Frontier, Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, and Star Trek: First Contact.

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  • 2.2M

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  • 62.41

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  • 51

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  • 5.17

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  • 4.35

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Over the past year Jerry Goldsmith has had the most page views in the with 273,039 views, followed by German (31,422), and French (27,506). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (85.45%), Southern Azerbaijani (73.56%), and Mingrelian (46.64%)


Among composers, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 223 out of 1,451Before him are Maurizio Pollini, Lili Boulanger, Andrea Gabrieli, Ion Ivanovici, Nicola Porpora, and Ernest Chausson. After him are Johann Ambrosius Bach, Henri Vieuxtemps, Gaspare Spontini, John Field, Eduard Künneke, and Giacomo Carissimi.

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Among people born in 1929, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 66Before him are John Cassavetes, Osamu Yamaji, Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow, Ivar Giaever, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, and Bernard Haitink. After him are Gordon Moore, Peter L. Berger, Violeta Chamorro, Ágnes Heller, George Steiner, and Albert Azaryan. Among people deceased in 2004, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 34Before him are Carlos Kleiber, Ingrid Thulin, Sune Bergström, Estée Lauder, Julius Axelrod, and Thomas Klestil. After him are Edward B. Lewis, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Andriyan Nikolayev, John Vane, Theo van Gogh, and Charles Sweeney.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 1,036 out of 20,380Before him are Mary Jackson (1921), Forest Whitaker (1961), Leon Festinger (1919), Philip Warren Anderson (1923), Randy Couture (1963), and David Hasselhoff (1952). After him are Al Jarreau (1940), Paul Flory (1910), R. Lee Ermey (1944), Lillian Gish (1893), Ellen DeGeneres (1958), and Laurence Fishburne (1961).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 12Before him are Philip Glass (1937), Samuel Barber (1910), Scott Joplin (1868), Steve Reich (1936), Angelo Badalamenti (1937), and James Horner (1953). After him are Alan Silvestri (1950), Bernard Herrmann (1911), Charles Ives (1874), Elmer Bernstein (1922), Aaron Copland (1900), and Cole Porter (1891).