Frontiere, Dominic

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Dates:
Birth 1931-06-17
Americans

Biographical notes:

Dominic Frontiere (b.1931) was born in New Haven, Connecticut and became a composer, arranger, and jazz accordionist. After a stint with a big band in the 1940s and 1950s, Frontiere moved to Los Angeles where he enrolled at UCLA. He became the musical director of 20th Century Fox where he scored several films, including the innovative blend of music and sound effects he created for the theme to "The Outer Limits". He also scored "The Rat Patrol" and "The Invaders". He composed the music for the Clint Eastwood film "Hang 'Em High". In the early 1970s, Frontiere became the head of Paramount's music department, where he worked on a combination of television and film scores, while concurrently orchestrating popular music albums for, among others, Chicago. In 1980, he won a Golden Globe for the score for "The Stunt Man."

From the description of Dominic Frontiere papers, 1952-1975. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 173844190

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Subjects:

  • Arrangers (Musicians)--20th century
  • Composition (Music)
  • Television music
  • Film composers
  • Motion picture music
  • Musical sketches
  • Composers--20th century

Occupations:

  • Composers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)