Gerald Fried

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Gerald Fried (born February 13, 1928 in New York City ) is an American composer and musician .


Gerald Fried learned oboe in his childhood and studied music at the Juilliard School . He was subsequently inducted into the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the New York Little Orchestra as the first oboist . For his childhood friend and schoolmate Stanley Kubrick , he then composed music for his first four feature films, Fear and Desire , The Tiger of New York , The Bill Didn't Work Out and Paths to Fame . From 1956 he was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and from 1960 also a freelance film composer, having composed music for the Revue Studios up to then .

After Fried mainly composed for television series such as Gilligans Insel , Solo for ONCEL and Raumschiff Enterprise in the 1960s , he received his most important award for film music to date for his music on the documentary The Pairings of Animals with an Oscar nomination for best film music. In parallel to his film work, he also taught film composition at UCLA .

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