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Heinz Roemheld ( Milwaukee, May 1, 1901 – Huntington Beach, California, February 11, 1985) was an American composer.

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1 Early life and career 2 Personal life 3 Death 4 Partial filmography 5 References 6 External links

Early life and career[edit] Born Heinz Eric Roemheld in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was one of four children of German immigrant Heinrich Roemheld and his wife Fanny Rauterberg Roemheld.[1][2] Heinrich was a pharmacist, but all the members of the family were musical. Heinz's brother Edgar (1898-1964) became a conductor, while sister Irmgard (1904-1995) became a well-known Milwaukee music teacher and radio broadcaster. Roemheld was a child prodigy who began playing the piano at the age of 4. He graduated from the Milwaukee College of Music at 19, and performed in theaters to earn money to study piano in Europe. In 1920, he went to Berlin, where he studied with Hugo Kaun, Ferruccio Busoni, and Egon Petri. While he was there, he appeared in concert with the Berlin
Berlin
Philharmonic.[citation needed] When he returned to America, Roemheld became involved in music for silent films, both as a pianist and as a conductor. In 1925, he was sent back to Berlin
Berlin
as head of Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
theaters there, but had to leave in 1929 due to the rise of Nazism.[citation needed] Back in America, Roemheld moved to Los Angeles and became a prominent cinema composer. He scored some scenes in Gone with the Wind, including the burning of Atlanta, although he was not credited on-screen. In 1942, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score for Yankee Doodle Dandy. Among the more than 400 other films for which he composed music were Gentleman Jim, The Lady From Shanghai, The Invisible Man, and Shine On, Harvest Moon.[citation needed] After World War II, Roemheld once again returned to Germany to become Chief of the Film, Theatre, and Music Section of the Information Central Division of The American Armies in Europe. He continued writing for several major film studios until the late 1950s, and after briefly working in television, he retired in 1964 to concentrate on his classical composition. He is best known for the song "Ruby" from the movie Ruby Gentry
Ruby Gentry
(1952), which has become a standard.[citation needed] Personal life[edit] He married a former Miss Milwaukee, Emeline Defnet (1901-1980), from whom he was later divorced. They had two daughters, Mary Lou Roemheld, who was married for years to game show host Jack Narz, and Ann, who married game show host Bill Cullen.[citation needed] Death[edit] Roemheld died on February 11, 1985, at a convalescent home in Huntington Beach
Huntington Beach
after contracting pneumonia three weeks earlier.[citation needed] Partial filmography[edit]

The White Hell of Pitz Palu
The White Hell of Pitz Palu
(1929) All Quiet on the Western Front
All Quiet on the Western Front
(1930) The Czar of Broadway
The Czar of Broadway
(1930) See America Thirst
See America Thirst
(1930) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1931 reissue) Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) (stock music, uncredited) Golden Harvest (1933) The Invisible Man (1933) (uncredited) Fashion Follies of 1934
Fashion Follies of 1934
(1934) One Exciting Adventure
One Exciting Adventure
(1934) Housewife (1934) Bombay Mail
Bombay Mail
(1934) The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
The Man Who Reclaimed His Head
(1934) Imitation of Life (1934) The Black Cat (1934) Midnight Alibi (1934) Ruggles of Red Gap
Ruggles of Red Gap
(1935) Storm Over the Andes (1935) Mary Burns, Fugitive
Mary Burns, Fugitive
(1935) Werewolf of London
Werewolf of London
(1935) (uncredited) The Girl from 10th Avenue
The Girl from 10th Avenue
(1935) Front Page Woman
Front Page Woman
(1935) Dracula's Daughter
Dracula's Daughter
(1936) Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon
(serial, 1936) Three Smart Kids (1936) The Girl on the Front Page (1936) Stage Struck (1936) Times Square Playboy (1936) China Clipper (1936) It's Love I'm After
It's Love I'm After
(1937) Stand-In (1937) The Perfect Specimen
The Perfect Specimen
(1937) I Met My Love Again
I Met My Love Again
(1938) Four's a Crowd
Four's a Crowd
(1938) Comet Over Broadway (1938) Nancy Drew, Reporter
Nancy Drew, Reporter
(1939) Gone with the Wind (1939) (uncredited) You Can't Get Away with Murder
You Can't Get Away with Murder
(1939) Invisible Stripes
Invisible Stripes
(1939) A Child is Born (1940) Brother Orchid
Brother Orchid
(1940) No Time for Comedy
No Time for Comedy
(1940) The Man Who Talked Too Much
The Man Who Talked Too Much
(1940) Brother Rat and a Baby
Brother Rat and a Baby
(1940) British Intelligence (1940) My Love Came Back
My Love Came Back
(1940) Lady with Red Hair (1940) Four Mothers
Four Mothers
(1941) Strawberry Blonde (1941) Flight from Destiny
Flight from Destiny
(1941) Blues in the Night (1941) The Wagons Roll at Night (1941) Affectionately Yours
Affectionately Yours
(1941) Honeymoon for Three (1941) Always in My Heart (1942) The Male Animal
The Male Animal
(1942) Wild Bill Hickok Rides (1942) (uncredited) Yankee Doodle Dandy
Yankee Doodle Dandy
(1942) Gentleman Jim (1942) The Hard Way (1943) The Desert Song
The Desert Song
(1944) Make Your Own Bed
Make Your Own Bed
(1944) Janie (1944) Shine On, Harvest Moon (1944) Too Young to Know
Too Young to Know
(1945) O.S.S. (1946) Mr. Ace
Mr. Ace
(1946) The Fabulous Joe (1947) Heaven Only Knows (1947) It Had to Be You (1947) Down to Earth (1947) Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
(1947) Curley (1947) The Flame (1947) The Lady from Shanghai
The Lady from Shanghai
(1947) On Our Merry Way
On Our Merry Way
(1948) Here Comes Trouble (1948) I, Jane Doe
I, Jane Doe
(1948) Station West
Station West
(1948) Who Killed Doc Robbin
Who Killed Doc Robbin
(1948) Girl from Manhattan (1948) The Fuller Brush Man (1948) My Dear Secretary (1948) Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Lucky Stiff (1949) Miss Grant Takes Richmond
Miss Grant Takes Richmond
(1949) Rogues of Sherwood Forest
Rogues of Sherwood Forest
(1950) The Good Humor Man (1950) The Fuller Brush Girl
The Fuller Brush Girl
(1950) Kill the Umpire
Kill the Umpire
(1950) Valentino (1951) The Big Trees
The Big Trees
(1952) Chicago Calling (1952) Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk
(1952) Three for Bedroom C (1952) Ruby Gentry
Ruby Gentry
(1952) The Moonlighter (1953) Female on the Beach
Female on the Beach
(1955) The Square Jungle
The Square Jungle
(1955) World in My Corner (1956) The Price of Fear (1956) The Monster That Challenged the World
The Monster That Challenged the World
(1957) Decision at Sundown
Decision at Sundown
(1957) The Tall T
The Tall T
(1957) Ride Lonesome
Ride Lonesome
(1959) Lad, A Dog (1962)

References[edit]

^ [1] "Born Heinrich Erich Roemheld in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he was one of four children of German immigrant Heinrich Roemheld and his wife Fanny Rauterberg Roemheld." ^ [2]"Milwaukee-born Heinz Roemheld followed a circuitous route to a career as a film composer. At age four he was identified as a piano prodigy; he later studied with Ferruccio Busoni
Ferruccio Busoni
and Egon Petri
Egon Petri
in Berlin, and performed as a guest soloist with the Berlin
Berlin
Philharmonic at 23."

External links[edit]

Heinz Roemheld on IMDb Heinz Roemheld at Allmovie

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Academy Award for Best Original Score

1930s

Louis Silvers
Louis Silvers
(1934) Max Steiner
Max Steiner
(1935) Leo F. Forbstein
Leo F. Forbstein
(1936) Charles Previn
Charles Previn
(1937) Erich Wolfgang Korngold/Alfred Newman (1938) Herbert Stothart/Richard Hageman, W. Franke Harling, John Leipold, Leo Shuken (1939)

1940s

Leigh Harline, Paul J. Smith, Ned Washington/Alfred Newman (1940) Bernard Herrmann/ Frank Churchill and Oliver Wallace (1941) Max Steiner/ Ray Heindorf and Heinz Roemheld (1942) Alfred Newman/ Ray Heindorf (1943) Max Steiner/ Morris Stoloff and Carmen Dragon
Carmen Dragon
(1944) Miklós Rózsa/ Georgie Stoll (1945) Hugo Friedhofer/ Morris Stoloff (1946) Miklós Rózsa/Alfred Newman (1947) Brian Easdale/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Roger Edens (1948) Aaron Copland/ Roger Edens and Lennie Hayton (1949)

1950s

Franz Waxman/ Adolph Deutsch and Roger Edens (1950) Franz Waxman/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
and Saul Chaplin (1951) Dimitri Tiomkin/Alfred Newman (1952) Bronisław Kaper/Alfred Newman (1953) Dimitri Tiomkin/ Adolph Deutsch and Saul Chaplin (1954) Alfred Newman/Robert Russell Bennett, Jay Blackton and Adolph Deutsch (1955) Victor Young/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1956) Malcolm Arnold (1957) Dimitri Tiomkin/Andre Previn (1958) Miklós Rózsa/Andre Previn and Ken Darby (1959)

1960s

Ernest Gold/ Morris Stoloff and Harry Sukman (1960) Henry Mancini/Saul Chaplin, Johnny Green, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (1961) Maurice Jarre/ Ray Heindorf (1962) John Addison/Andre Previn (1963) Richard M. Sherman
Richard M. Sherman
and Robert B. Sherman/Andre Previn (1964) Maurice Jarre/ Irwin Kostal (1965) John Barry/ Ken Thorne (1966) Elmer Bernstein/Alfred Newman and Ken Darby (1967) John Barry/ Johnny Green
Johnny Green
(1968) Burt Bacharach/ Lennie Hayton and Lionel Newman (1969)

1970s

Francis Lai/ The Beatles
The Beatles
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) (1970) Michel Legrand/ John Williams
John Williams
(1971) Charlie Chaplin, Raymond Rasch and Larry Russell/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1972) Marvin Hamlisch/ Marvin Hamlisch
Marvin Hamlisch
(1973) Nino Rota
Nino Rota
and Carmine Coppola/ Nelson Riddle
Nelson Riddle
(1974) John Williams/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1975) Jerry Goldsmith/ Leonard Rosenman
Leonard Rosenman
(1976) John Williams/ Jonathan Tunick (1977) Giorgio Moroder/ Joe Renzetti (1978) Georges Delerue/ Ralph Burns
Ralph Burns
(1979)

1980s

Michael Gore (1980) Vangelis
Vangelis
(1981) John Williams/ Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini
and Leslie Bricusse (1982) Bill Conti/Michel Legrand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman (1983) Maurice Jarre/Prince (1984) John Barry (1985) Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
(1986) Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne
David Byrne
and Cong Su (1987) Dave Grusin
Dave Grusin
(1988) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1989)

1990s

John Barry (1990) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1991) Alan Menken
Alan Menken
(1992) John Williams
John Williams
(1993) Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(1994) Luis Enríquez Bacalov/ Alan Menken
Alan Menken
and Stephen Schwartz (1995) Gabriel Yared/ Rachel Portman (1996) James Horner/ Anne Dudley
Anne Dudley
(1997) Nicola Piovani/ Stephen Warbeck (1998) John Corigliano (1999)

2000s

Tan Dun
Tan Dun
(2000) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2001) Elliot Goldenthal
Elliot Goldenthal
(2002) Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(2003) Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
Jan A. P. Kaczmarek
(2004) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2005) Gustavo Santaolalla
Gustavo Santaolalla
(2006) Dario Marianelli (2007) A. R. Rahman
A. R. Rahman
(2008) Michael Giacchino
Michael Giacchino
(2009)

2010s

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
and Atticus Ross
Atticus Ross
(2010) Ludovic Bource
Ludovic Bource
(2011) Mychael Danna (2012) Steven Price (2013) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2014) Ennio Morricone
Ennio Morricone
(2015) Justin Hurwitz
Justin Hurwitz
(2016) Alexandre Desplat
Alexandre Desplat
(2017)

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