Gerald Fried, Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer, dead at 95

Gerald Fried, an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated composer, has passed away at the age of 95.

Fried was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1925 and began studying music at the age of five. He attended the Juilliard School of Music, where he studied composition and conducting. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Fried’s career in composing began in the 1950s, when he wrote music for television shows such as “The Twilight Zone” and “The Outer Limits.” He also wrote the theme song for “Star Trek,” which is still used today.

In the 1960s, Fried composed the score for the classic film “Cool Hand Luke,” which earned him an Academy Award nomination. He also wrote the music for “Roots: The Next Generations” and the miniseries “The Winds of War.”

Fried won an Emmy Award in 1985 for his score for the miniseries “The Atlanta Child Murders,” and was also nominated for an Emmy in 1987 for his score for the miniseries “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles.”

Fried’s music has been featured in many films, including “The Great Escape,” “The Dirty Dozen,” “The Thomas Crown Affair,” and “The Godfather Part II.” He also composed the theme music for the television series “Mission: Impossible” and “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

Fried’s music has been praised for its versatility and its ability to evoke emotion. He was a master of blending jazz and classical music to create unique and powerful scores.

Gerald Fried will be remembered as one of the greatest composers of all time. He was a pioneer in the field of film and television music, and his work will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.






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