Dimitri Tiomkin Edit Profile
Student St. Petersburg Conservatory Music, St. Petersburg U. Doctor of Laws St. Mary’s U.
; 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.
Member American Institute Fine Arts Los Angeles (honorary life 1964).
Married Albertina Rasch, May 28, 1925 (deceased.; married second, Olivia Cynthia Patch, November 13, 1972.
Golden globe award Hollywood Foreign Corrs. for best mus. score, High Noon, 1952, outstanding contribution to international understanding through music, 1965, enrichment motion pictures with mus. compositions of lasting significance, 1956. Scroll of appreciation Greater Los Angeles Press Club, 1959. Christopher award, 1959.
Music Department award Loyola University, Los Angeles, 1957. Nice, France, 1955; Indiana Church Sacred Music award, 1955. Scroll for song hit of year, Friendly Persuasion, Radio-Television Daily, 1956.
Golden Recording from Dot Records for Thee I Love, 1961. Western Heritage award National Cowboy Hall of Fame for Alamo, 1960. Boxoffice award for Best Composer, 1961, 62, 63.
24 Academy award nominations, 4 Oscars. Western Heritage Wrangler Trustee award National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Centre, 1974.