Alex North– How Did the Composer Die?

Alex North died at age 80, respectable. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding composer Alex North's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

American composer best known for his soundtrack to 1951’s “A Streetcar Named Desire,” one of cinema’s first jazz-based scores. He also wrote “Unchained Melody,” which continued to keep his name alive throughout the generations.

He was known for incorporating a streak of modernism into the traditional film-music leitmotif structure.

He was nominated for 15 Academy Awards, but never won. Still, his film scores accounted for many of Hollywood’s most legendary films, including “Spartacus” from 1960, “Cleopatra” from 1963, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” from 1966, and “2001: A Space Odyssey” from 1968.

How did Alex North die?

Information about the death of Alex North
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death80 years
BirthdayDecember 4, 1910
Death dateSeptember 8, 1991
Place of deathPacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California, United States
Place of burialN/A


"There are scores you have to write objectively without getting involved."

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"Today it's not culture; it's box office."

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"I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands... something of a combination of familiarity and, for lack of a better word, strangeness."

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"When I decided to go to a country that subsidized music, I went to the Soviet Union for two years."

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"I prefer to write music for family films. I like people."

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