BirthdayDecember 24, 1906

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Franz Waxman

    Full name: Franz Waxman
    Also known as: Franz Waxman, Waxman, Franz
    Professions: Music Department, Composer, Soundtrack

  2. Franz Waxman Known for

    Peyton Place (1964), Stalag 17 (1953), Mister Roberts (1955), The Nun's Story (1959)

  3. Franz Waxman Death information

    Died: Friday, 24th of February, 1967 (Age: 60)

  4. Franz Waxman Biography

    Franz Waxman (/?wæksm?n/; 24 December 1906 – 24 February 1967) - born Franz Wachsmann - was a German-born, Jewish-American composer, known primarily for his work in the film music genre. Waxman was the composer of such film scores as The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Rebecca (1940), and Rear Window (1954). He also composed concert works, including the oratorio Joshua (1959), and The Song of Terezin (1965), a work for orchestra, chorus, and children's chorus based upon poetry written by children in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II. Waxman also founded the Los Angeles Music Festival in 1947 with which he conducted a number of West Coast premieres by fellow film composers, and concert composers alike.

  5. Franz Waxman Family

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