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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 2,176,334 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Jerry Goldsmith is the 207th most popular composer (down from 204th in 2019), the 926th most popular biography from United States (up from 927th in 2019) and the 10th 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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Among composers, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 207 out of 1,216Before him are Andrea Gabrieli, Reinhold Glière, William Byrd, Eugène Ysaÿe, Alessandro Marcello, and Francis Lai. After him are Antonio Caldara, Henri Vieuxtemps, Carl Friedrich Abel, Benedetto Marcello, Johann Adolph Hasse, and Ernest Chausson.

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Among people born in 1929, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 59Before him are Christa Wolf, Peter L. Berger, George Steiner, Zoltán Czibor, Isamu Akasaki, and Ralf Dahrendorf. After him are Mohamed Al-Fayed, E. O. Wilson, Milorad Pavić, Pierre Brice, Gudrun Burwitz, and Stirling Moss. Among people deceased in 2004, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 29Before him are Stieg Larsson, Renata Tebaldi, Leônidas, Carlos Kleiber, Estée Lauder, and Laura Branigan. After him are Ingrid Thulin, Sune Bergström, Godfrey Hounsfield, Gérard Debreu, John Vane, and Thomas Klestil.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 926 out of 18,182Before him are Larry Flynt (1942), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), Virginia Satir (1916), George Kennedy (1925), Magic Johnson (1959), and Billy Joel (1949). After him are Neale Donald Walsch (1943), David Lee (1931), Otis Redding (1941), Tony Bennett (1926), Sarah Knauss (1880), and Ray Tomlinson (1941).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Jerry Goldsmith ranks 10Before him are Leonard Bernstein (1918), Henry Mancini (1924), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Steve Reich (1936), and Samuel Barber (1910). After him are James Horner (1953), Cole Porter (1891), Aaron Copland (1900), Charles Ives (1874), Alan Silvestri (1950), and Bernard Herrmann (1911).