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Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (Russian: Дми́трий Зино́вьевич Тёмкин, romanized: Dmitrij Zinov'evič Tjomkin, Ukrainian: Дмитро́ Зино́війович Тьо́мкін, romanized: Dmytro Zynoviyovyč Tomkin; May 10, 1894 – November 11, 1979) was a Russian-born American film composer and conductor. Classically trained in St. Petersburg, Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution, he moved to Berlin and then New York City after the Russian Revolution. In 1929, after the stock market crash, he moved to Hollywood, where he became best known for his scores for Western films, including Duel in the Sun, Red River, High Noon, The Big Sky, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, and Last Train from Gun Hill.
Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin
May 10, 1894
|Died||November 11, 1979 85) (aged|
|Notable work||"High Noon," "Giant"|
Westerns and drama
|Spouse(s)||Carolina Perfetto (?–?; one child)|
Albertina Rasch (1927–1967; her death)
Olivia Cynthia Patch (1972–1979; his death)
Tiomkin received 22 Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars, three for Best Original Score for High Noon, The High and the Mighty, and The Old Man and the Sea, and one for Best Original Song for "The Ballad of High Noon" from the film High Noon.