Ernest Gold
Date of Birth
Jul 13, 1921
Birth Place:
Vienna, Austria


Descended from a long line of Viennese musicians, Ernest Gold wowed the mittel-European world as a child prodigy in the 1920s, writing his first compositions at age five. Gold studied at the Vienna Academy, then was forced to relocate to the U.S. when Hitler marched into Austria. Continuing his studies with such notables as Otto Cesana and George Antheil, Gold channelled his talents into films in...