Steiner, Max, 1888-1971

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Birth 1888-05-10
Death 1971-12-28

Biographical notes:

Steiner was an Austia-born composer of film music.

From the description of Papers, 1880-1968. (Brigham Young University). WorldCat record id: 51590885

Shigeko Tokunaga corresponded with film music composer Max Steiner and his wife Leonetta from 1965 to 1979.

From the guide to the Shigeko Tokunaga papers, 1965-1979, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner was born 10 May 1888 in Austria. Max married three times. He was most well-known for his musical compositions for movies; his best-known score is Gone With the Wind. He graduated from the Austria Imperial Academy of Music at the age of thirteen, completing an eight-year program in just one year. During his life, he won three Oscars for his musical scores. Max Steiner died 28 December 1971.

From the description of Max Steiner Christmas cards, 1934-1936. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 367597641

From the guide to the Max Steiner Christmas cards, 1933-1935, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Steiner was an Austria-born composer of film music.

From the guide to the Max Steiner papers, 1880-1968, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)

Dudley Nichols (1895-1960) was an American screenwriter, producer, and director.

H. Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English author of adventure novels.

Merian C. Cooper (1894-1973) was an American film director and producer.

Ruth Rose (1896-1978) was an American screenwriter.

Max Steiner (1888-1971) was an American composer.

RKO Radio Pictures (1932-1955) was a motion picture production and distribution company. The company was originally established in 1929 as Radio Pictures during the founding of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. In 1931 the company merged with Pathé, and was renamed RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. In 1955 the company merged with General Teleradio to form RKO Teleradio Pictures.

From the guide to the She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols, 1935 July 12, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections)


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