Knowledge Identifier: +Alex_North
Born in 1910.
Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (10%), (10%)
Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, American Film Institute, CBS, Orchestra
Hy Zaret - Zaret's biggest success, though, was "Unchained Melody," a song he co-wrote with film composer Alex North for the 1955 prison film "Unchained" , which was nominated for the Academy *award for Best Original Song
North is known for his opening to the CBS television anthology series "Playhouse 90" and the 1965 ABC television miniseries "FDR"
Although North later incorporated motifs from the rejected score for "The Shoes of the Fisherman", "Shanks" , and "Dragonslayer", the score itself remained unheard until composer Jerry Goldsmith rerecorded it for Varèse Sarabande in 1993
He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his score for the 1976 television miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man"
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra - Composers represented in 2006 included Miklós Rózsa, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Maurice Jarre, Victor Young, Dimitri Tiomkin, Craig Armstrong, Clint Eastwood, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Dave Grusin, Alex North, John Scott, Sergei Prokofiev, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Max Steiner, Don Davis, Ernest Gold, Bernard Herrmann