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.
|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|
|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|