skip navigation
Edmund H. North

Edmund H. North

Up
Down

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Also Known As: Edmund North Died:
Born: Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Profession:

Biography CLOSE THE FULL BIOGRAPHY

Composer of ballets, symphonies and stage music whose work on Elia Kazan's Broadway production of "Death of a Salesman" moved the director to bring him to Hollywood to compose the score for "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951). Lyrical and jazz-influenced, the score earned North the first of 15 Oscar nominations (he never won) and introduced the sparer, more economic style of orchestration that eventually displaced the lusher scores of the 1930s and 40s. North's subsequent work ranged from the intimate dramas "The Member of the Wedding" (1953) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), to the period epics "Spartacus" (1960) and "Cleopatra" (1963), and the western "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964). He also scored several of John Huston's later films, including "The Misfits" (1961), "Wise Blood" (1979), "Under the Volcano" (1984), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) and "The Dead" (1987).

Composer of ballets, symphonies and stage music whose work on Elia Kazan's Broadway production of "Death of a Salesman" moved the director to bring him to Hollywood to compose the score for "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951). Lyrical and jazz-influenced, the score earned North the first of 15 Oscar nominations (he never won) and introduced the sparer, more economic style of orchestration that eventually displaced the lusher scores of the 1930s and 40s.

North's subsequent work ranged from the intimate dramas "The Member of the Wedding" (1953) and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (1966), to the period epics "Spartacus" (1960) and "Cleopatra" (1963), and the western "Cheyenne Autumn" (1964). He also scored several of John Huston's later films, including "The Misfits" (1961), "Wise Blood" (1979), "Under the Volcano" (1984), "Prizzi's Honor" (1985) and "The Dead" (1987).

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Gideon's Trumpet (1980) 3rd Justice
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute