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composer , music director.

Dimitri Tiomkin, composer, music director. Member American Institute Fine Arts Los Angeles (honorary life 1964).

Background

Tiomkin, Dimitri was born on May 10, 1899 in Russia. Son of Zinovie and Marie (Tartakovsky) Tiomkin.

Education

Student St. Petersburg Conservatory Music, St. Petersburg U. Doctor of Laws St. Mary’s U.

Career

; married second, Olivia Cynthia Patch, November 13, 1972. Came to the United States, 1925, naturalized, 1937. Concert pianist, conductor, 1919-1979.

Introduced works of Gershwin in Europe, works of French and Russian composers in American. Composer for numerous motion pictures, including: Bridge of San Luis Rey, Duel in the Sun, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Academy award nomination), Corsican Brothers (Academy award nomination), Portrait of Jennie, Lost Horizon, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dial M for Murder, The Moon and Sixpence (Academy award nomination), The High and Mighty (Academy award for best musical score 1954), The Champion (Academy award nomination), High Noon (Academy award for best musical score 1952, best theme song 1952), Wild is the Wind (Academy award nomination), Friendly Persuasion (Academy award nomination), Giant (Academy award nomination), The Old Man and the Sea (Academy award for best musical score 1958), Last Train from Gun Hill, The Alamo (2 Academy award nominations, Golden Globe award 1961), The Sundowners, Guns of Navarone (Academy award nomination, Golden Globe award 1961), Young Land (Academy award nomination), Town Without Pity (Academy award nomination, Golden Globe award 1962), Without Each Other, 55 Days at Peking (2 Academy award nominations), Circus World (Golden Globe award 1965), Fall of the Roman Empire (Academy award nomination, Golden Globe award 1965), The 36 Hours.

Producer, musical director joint American-Soviet production Tchaikovsky (best film award San Sebastian Film Festival, 2 Academy award nominations 1972. Distinguished professor music St. Mary’s U., Texas, 1961. Scored, conducted all orientation and training films for Signal corpus, United States army, World World War World War II.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Please Don’t Hate Me, 1959.

Membership

Member American Institute Fine Arts Los Angeles (honorary life 1964).

Connections

Married Albertina Rasch, May 28, 1925 (deceased.; married second, Olivia Cynthia Patch, November 13, 1972.

father:
Zinovie Tiomkin

mother:
Marie (Tartakovsky) Tiomkin

spouses:
Albertina Rasch

Olivia Cynthia Patch