Dominic Frontiere

Dominic Frontiere ( born June 17, 1931 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American composer.


Dominic Frontiere comes from a musical family. At the age of seven, he played several instruments before he reinforced focused on the accordion. At the age of 12 he played for the first time at Carnegie Hall. In the 1940s and early 1950s, he played in several bands before he moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA.

At 20th Century Fox, he got a job as musical director and played under composers such as Lionel and Alfred Newman several film scores a. There were then producers like Leslie Stevens and Quinn Martin, who engaged him for the music of films like Inkubo and Hang 'Em High, as well as television series such as The Outer Limits, Outlaw and The Invaders. From the early 1970s he worked for Paramount Pictures, and composed music for films like Brannigan - A Man of Steel, Cleopatra Jones against the Dragon Lady and The craziest rally in the world the music. For his music for the action comedy The long death of stuntman Cameron he was awarded the Golden Globe Awards in 1981 for Best Film Music.

1986 sat Frontiere nine months in custody in a state prison. He was accused of illegally sold tickets for the Super Bowl in 1980, which he had then received from his wife and owner of the Los Angeles Rams, Georgia Frontiere. He is said to have sold 16 tickets while earning a million dollars. Frontiere pleaded guilty to sat 1 year and a day in prison, received three years probation and had to pay a $ 15,000 fine because he did not report the extra income in tax. His wife settled shortly after Frontiere got out of jail, divorced.

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