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Dominic Carmen Frontiere (June 17, 1931 – December 21, 2017) was an American composer, arranger, and jazz accordionist. He is known for composing the theme and much of the music for the first season of the television series The Outer Limits.


1 Biography

1.1 Early years 1.2 Hollywood 1.3 Tax evasion conviction 1.4 Death

2 Selected works 3 References 4 External links

Biography[edit] Early years[edit] Born in New Haven, Connecticut, the son of a musical family, at age seven Frontiere was already playing several instruments before deciding to concentrate on the accordion. At age twelve, he played a solo recital at Carnegie Hall.[1] Hollywood[edit] After a period with a big band in the late 1940s and early 50s, Frontiere moved to Los Angeles, where he enrolled at UCLA. He eventually became musical director at 20th Century Fox. He scored several films under the tutelage of Alfred and Lionel Newman, while also recording jazz music.[2] An association with director and producer Leslie Stevens led to several projects, such as his innovative blend of music and sound effects for The Outer Limits. He scored several iconic themes of the '60's such as The Rat Patrol, Branded, The Flying Nun, and for producer Quinn Martin The Invaders, The Fugitive, and Twelve O'Clock High. After scoring for TV shows, he went on to compose the music for the Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
film Hang 'Em High. The title theme for that movie became a top-10 hit for the group Booker T. & the M.G.'s. He also composed the soundtrack to the 1971 motorcycle documentary On Any Sunday, which featured Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
and was directed by Bruce Brown. Frontiere became head of the music department at Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
in the early 1970s, where he again worked on television and film scores, while concurrently orchestrating popular music albums for, among others, Chicago. Examples of Frontiere's sweeping, cinematic orchestrations appear in the opening and closing songs of the 1977 album Nether Lands
Nether Lands
by Dan Fogelberg. He won a Golden Globe
Golden Globe
for the score to the 1980 film The Stunt Man. He also composed a jingle for the studio's television division. Tax evasion conviction[edit] In 1986, Frontiere was incarcerated for nine months in a federal penitentiary after scalping tickets to the 1980 Super Bowl, which he obtained through his then-wife, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Rams owner Georgia Frontiere.[3] He was estimated to have scalped as many as 16,000 tickets, making a half million dollars in profit that he failed to report to the Internal Revenue Service. Frontiere pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year and one day in prison, three years probation, and fined $15,000 for failing to report income from the sale of the tickets and for lying to the IRS.[4][5] Georgia Frontiere
Georgia Frontiere
filed for divorce shortly after Dominic's release from prison.[3] Death[edit] Frontiere died in Tesuque, New Mexico
Tesuque, New Mexico
on 21 December 2017, at the age of 86.[6][7] Selected works[edit]


1961: The New Breed 1962: Stoney Burke 1963: The Outer Limits (first season only) 1964: Twelve O'Clock High 1965: Branded 1965: The F.B.I. 1966: The Rat Patrol 1967: The Invaders 1967: The Fugitive 1967: The Flying Nun 1970: The Immortal 1970: The Silent Force 1972: Movin' On 1972: Search 1977: Washington: Behind Closed Doors 1978: Perfect Gentlemen 1978: Vega$ 1982: Don't Go to Sleep 1982: Matt Houston


1960: One Foot in Hell 1965: Billie 1966: Incubus 1968: Hang 'Em High 1969: Popi 1969: Number One 1970: Chisum 1971: On Any Sunday 1972: Hammersmith Is Out 1973: The Train Robbers 1974: Freebie and the Bean 1975 Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold 1975: Brannigan 1976: The Gumball Rally 1980: Defiance 1980: The Stunt Man 1981: Modern Problems 1985: The Aviator 1994: Color of Night


^ Eder, Bruce. " Dominic Frontiere Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 29 January 2015.  ^ "Dominic Frontiere". Space Age Musicmaker. Retrieved 29 January 2015.  ^ a b Goldstein, Richard (19 January 2008). "Georgia Frontiere, 80, First Female N.F.L. Owner, Is Dead". The New York Times.  ^ Neff, Craig, ed. (30 June 1986). "Super Bowl Scalping". Sports Illustrated. ISSN 0038-822X.  ^ "Sports People; Frontiere Sentenced". The New York Times. December 9, 1986.  ^ Burlingame, Jon (December 23, 2017). "Dominic Frontiere, Composer for 'The Outer Limits,' 'The Flying Nun,' Dies at 86". Variety. ISSN 0042-2738.  ^ " Dominic Frontiere Obituary". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times. December 23, 2017. 

External links[edit]

Dominic Frontiere discography at Discogs Dominic Frontiere on IMDb Dominic Frontiere at the TCM Movie Database

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Golden Globe
Golden Globe
Award for Best Original Score


Life with Father – Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1947) The Red Shoes – Brian Easdale (1948) The Inspector General – Johnny Green
Johnny Green


Sunset Boulevard – Franz Waxman (1950) September Affair
September Affair
Victor Young
Victor Young
(1951) High Noon
High Noon
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1952) On the Beach – Ernest Gold (1959)


The Alamo – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1960) The Guns of Navarone – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1961) To Kill a Mockingbird – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1962) (1963) The Fall of the Roman Empire – Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Tiomkin
(1964) Doctor Zhivago – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1965) Hawaii – Elmer Bernstein
Elmer Bernstein
(1966) Camelot – Frederick Loewe (1967) The Shoes of the Fisherman Alex North (1968) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Burt Bacharach
Burt Bacharach


Love Story – Francis Lai (1970) Shaft – Isaac Hayes
Isaac Hayes
(1971) The Godfather
The Godfather
Nino Rota
Nino Rota
(1972) Jonathan Livingston Seagull – Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond
(1973) The Little Prince – Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe (1974) Jaws – John Williams
John Williams
(1975) A Star is Born – Kenneth Ascher, Paul Williams (1976) Star Wars – John Williams
John Williams
(1977) Midnight Express – Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1978) Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
– Carmine Coppola, Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola


The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man
Dominic Frontiere (1980) (1981) E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
John Williams
John Williams
(1982) Flashdance
Giorgio Moroder
Giorgio Moroder
(1983) A Passage to India – Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1984) Out of Africa – John Barry (1985) The Mission – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(1986) The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor
– David Byrne, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Cong Su (1987) Gorillas in the Mist
Gorillas in the Mist
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1988) The Little Mermaid – Alan Menken
Alan Menken


The Sheltering Sky – Richard Horowitz, Ryuichi Sakamoto
Ryuichi Sakamoto
(1990) Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Aladdin – Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) Heaven & Earth – Kitarō
(1993) The Lion King
The Lion King
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) A Walk in the Clouds
A Walk in the Clouds
Maurice Jarre
Maurice Jarre
(1995) The English Patient – Gabriel Yared (1996) Titanic – James Horner
James Horner
(1997) The Truman Show – Burkhard Dallwitz, Philip Glass
Philip Glass
(1998) 1900 – Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone


Gladiator – Lisa Gerrard, Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(2000) Moulin Rouge! – Craig Armstrong (2001) Frida
Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) The Aviator – Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2004) Memoirs of a Geisha – John Williams
John Williams
(2005) The Painted Veil – Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2006) Atonement – Dario Marianelli (2007) Slumdog Millionaire
Slumdog Millionaire
A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Up – Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino


The Social Network
The Social Network
– Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) The Artist – Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Life of Pi – Mychael Danna (2012) All Is Lost Alex Ebert
Alex Ebert
(2013) The Theory of Everything – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Jóhann Jóhannsson
(2014) The Hateful Eight
The Hateful Eight
Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) The Shape of Water
The Shape of Water
- Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat

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