Deaths Elsewhere

Deaths Elsewhere

July 23, 2004

Jerry Goldsmith, 75, the Emmy- and Academy Award-winning composer who created scores for films as varied as Planet of the Apes, Patton, Chinatown and The Omen, died of cancer Wednesday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Nominated 18 times, he won an Oscar for 1976's The Omen. He also composed "Fanfare for Oscar," played on every Academy Award telecast since 1998.

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