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Max Steiner

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Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner (Born May 10, 1888 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary; Died December 28, 1971) in Hollywood, California) was an Austrian-American composer of music for films. The grandson of Maximilian Steiner (1839-1880), influential manager of Vienna's Theater an der Wien, he was a child prodigy in composing. He received piano instruction from Johannes Brahms, and later studied under Gustav Mahler. He emigrated to the United States in 1914.

He scored hundreds of Hollywood films, and was the most prominent composer in the music department of Warner Brothers Studios. He received 26 Academy Award nominations for his work, winning 3 Oscars; he did not win for what is perhaps his most familiar score, that of Gone With the Wind.

He is entombed in the Great Mausoleum at Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California.

In 1995, he was inducted posthumously into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Steiner has a star on the Walk of Fame, located at 1551 Vine Street, for his contribution to motion pictures.


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