Max Steiner

Max Steiner
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Max Steiner
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Composer | Musician
Born Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner on May 10, 1888 in Vienna, Austria
Died Dec. 28, 1971 in Hollywood, CA

Max Steiner was a composer-pianist who won two Academy Awards for motion picture scores.

Steiner, regarded as the dean of composers of film music, received Oscars for the music he wrote for "Now, Voyager" and "Since You Went Away." He also scored "Gone With The Wind."

He was nominated for Academy Awards 25 times while serving as musical director for Warner Bros., RKO and Selznick International.

Steiner started composing in his native Vienna when he was 15 and came to Hollywood in 1929. His home was in Beverly Hills.

He was founder and for many years president of the Screen Composers Assn.

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    Academy Awards

    Year Category Work
    1934 Best Score The Lost Patrol Nomination
    1935 Best Score The Informer Nomination
    1936 Best Score The Charge of the Light Brigade Nomination
    1936 Best Score The Garden of Allah Nomination
    1937 Best Score The Life of Emile Zola Nomination
    1938 Best Score Jezebel Nomination
    1939 Best Original Score Dark Victory Nomination
    1939 Best Original Score Gone With the Wind Nomination
    1940 Best Original Score The Letter Nomination
    1941 Best Scoring of a Dramatic Picture Sergeant York Nomination
    1942 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Now, Voyager Win
    1943 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Casablanca Nomination
    1944 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Since You Went Away Win
    1944 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Adventures of Mark Twain Nomination
    1945 Best Scoring of a Musical Picture Rhapsody in Blue Nomination*
    1946 Best Scoring of a Musical Picture Night and Day Nomination*
    1947 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Life With Father Nomination
    1947 Best Scoring of a Musical Picture My Wild Irish Rose Nomination*
    1948 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Johnny Belinda Nomination
    1949 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Beyond the Forest Nomination
    1950 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Flame and the Arrow Nomination
    1952 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Miracle of Fatima Nomination
    1952 Best Scoring of a Musical Picture The Jazz Singer Nomination*
    1954 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture The Caine Mutiny Nomination
    1955 Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Battle Cry Nomination
    * A joint nomination shared with other people.

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