The Info List - Sid Ramin

Sidney Norton Ramin (born January 22, 1919) is an American orchestrator, arranger, and composer.


1 Biography 2 Awards 3 Professional works

3.1 Television 3.2 Film 3.3 Theatre

4 References 5 External links

Biography[edit] Born in 1919, Ramin is the son of Ezra Ramin, a window trimmer, and Beatrice D. (Salamoff) Ramin. He has orchestrated many television, film, and theatrical productions. He also composed the theme and lyrics for "Smile, You're on Candid Camera" of the hidden camera television program Candid Camera
Candid Camera
in the 1960s. In his early years, Ramin frequently collaborated with arranger Robert Ginzler, most notably on Gypsy.[1] With Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein
and Irwin Kostal, he co-orchestrated the music for West Side Story. He is the composer of the famous hit "Music to Watch Girls By" first released as an instrumental single in 1967 by The Bob Crewe
Bob Crewe
Generation. Ramin married Gloria Breit, a singer and model, on January 9, 1949. They have one child, son Ronald "Ron" Ramin, who also works as a composer.[2][3] Awards[edit] Ramin has won several professional awards throughout his career.

1961: Academy Award
Academy Award
– Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture, West Side Story 1961: Grammy Award
Grammy Award
– Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast from Motion Picture or Television, West Side Story 1982: Daytime Emmy Award – Co-nominated as music composer as part of Outstanding Achievement in Design Excellence for a Daytime Drama Series, All My Children[4]

Professional works[edit] Television[edit]

(1993 television movie) Miracle on 34th Street (1973 television movie) The Patty Duke Show Candid Camera The Milton Berle Show


West Side Story
West Side Story
(1961) Too Many Thieves
Too Many Thieves
(1967) Stiletto (1969)


West Side Story, Broadway, 2009 Gypsy, Broadway, 2008 Gypsy, Broadway, 2003 The Red Shoes, Broadway, 1993 Crazy for You, Broadway, 1992 Gypsy, Broadway, 1989 Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Broadway, 1989 Smile, Broadway, 1986 West Side Story, Broadway, 1980 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Broadway, 1976 Gypsy, Broadway, 1974 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Broadway, 1972 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Regional (US), 1971 Look Where I'm At!, Off-Broadway, 1971 West Side Story, Broadway, 1968 West Side Story, Broadway, 1964 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, US Tour, 1963 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, West End, 1963 Sophie, Broadway, 1963 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Broadway, 1962 I Can Get It for You Wholesale, Broadway, 1962 Kwamina, Broadway, 1961 The Conquering Hero, Broadway, 1961 Wildcat, Broadway, 1960 Vintage '60, Broadway, 1960 West Side Story, Broadway, 1960 The Girls Against the Boys, Broadway, 1959 West Side Story, US Tour, 1959 Gypsy, Broadway, 1959 West Side Story, West End, 1958 Say, Darling, Broadway, 1958 West Side Story, Broadway, 1957 Wonderful Town, Broadway, 1953


^ Teachout, Terry (2 May 2009). "Heard, but Not Seen". The Wall Street Journal.  ^ Finn, Robin (27 March 2003). "Public Lives; Back on Broadway and, at 84, Lusting for a Tony". The New York Times.  ^ Michael H. Perlman: Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park. Arcadia Publishing, New York, 2015, page 77, ISBN 978-1-46710-188-2 ^ http://www.imdb.com/event/ev0000206/1982

External links[edit]

Sid Ramin at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Sid Ramin on IMDb

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Original Score


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)


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)


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)


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)


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


Michael Gore (1980) 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


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)


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


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

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