– March 4
) was an American Academy Award
winning film, television and concert composer
Life and career
Rosenman was born in Brooklyn, New
York. After service in the Pacific with the Army
Air Forces in World War II, he earned a
bachelor's degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley.
He also studied composition with Arnold Schoenberg
, Roger Sessions
and Luigi Dallapiccola
Rosenman composed the scores for such films as East of Eden
(1955), Rebel Without a Cause
The Lord of the
(1983) and Star Trek IV: The Voyage
(1986). He wrote incidental music for such television
series as The
, The Twilight
and Marcus Welby M.D.
He also wrote the
theme and almost all of the incidental music used for the entire
run of the 1960s World War II
television series Combat!
In his 70s Rosenman was diagnosed with Frontotemporal dementia
degenerative brain condition with symptoms similar to Alzheimer's disease
March 4, 2008, of a heart attack at the Motion
Picture & Television Country House and Hospital in Woodland Hills,
Leonard Rosenman earned two Academy Awards:
He also received two Emmy Awards:
- Sybil (1976), for
Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Special
(Dramatic Underscore), with Alan
Bergman and Marilyn Bergman
- Friendly Fire (1979), for Outstanding Music
Composition for a Limited Series or a Special
- Fox, Margalit. "Leonard Roseman, 83, Composer for Films."
The New York Times, Thursday, March 6, 2008
- Variety . Accessed on 4 March, 2008.