“Forgotten Hollywood”- Soundtrack of Dominic Frontiere…

Posted on December 24, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Dominic Frontiere had a long career. A lot of his music was rooted in his first love, jazz.  But, he also had a keen orchestral sensibility. And, on occasion, his movies allowed him to showcase his talent for writing music with a rich, symphonic sound.

“`At the age of 12, he played solo at Carnegie Hall. After a stint with a big band in the late 1940s, Dominic moved to Los Angeles, enrolling at UCLA. He eventually became the musical director at 20th Century Fox. He scored several movies under the tutelage of Alfred and Lionel Newman, while also recording jazz music. DOMINIC FRONTIERE ->

“`He was the head of Paramount Pictures music department during the 1970s; won a Golden Globe for his work on The Stunt Man in 1980; and he wrote the music in such successful and popular films as Hang ‘Em High, Chisum, On Any Sunday (earlier this month, director Bruce Brown passed on), The Gumball Rally, Freebie and the Bean, Brannigan, and Color of Night.

“`Frontiere’s television music would dominate.  He wrote the themes for The Outer Limits, Branded, The F.B.I., That Girl, The Rat Patrol, The Flying Nun, The Fugitive, Vega$The Invaders, and Matt Houston.

“`In 1986, Frontiere was incarcerated for nine months in a federal penitentiary for his scalping tickets to the 1980 Super Bowl, which he obtained through his wife Georgia, the owner of the Los Angeles Rams. He pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to a year in prison; plus, three years probation.

“`Dominic Frontiere was 86.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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