Laurence Rosenthal

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Laurence Rosenthal
Birth name Laurence Rosenthal
Born (1926-11-04) November 4, 1926 (age 87)
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Genres Film score
Occupations Composer, arranger, conductor
Years active 1955–2002
Website http://www.laurencerosenthal.com

Laurence Rosenthal (born November 4, 1926) is an American composer, arranger, and conductor for theater, television, and film.

Biography[edit]

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Rosenthal attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where he studied piano and composition. He then studied in Paris with Nadia Boulanger.

Among his best-known film scores are A Raisin in the Sun, The Miracle Worker, Becket, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Clash of the Titans, The Return of a Man Called Horse, and Peter Brook's Meetings with Remarkable Men.

Rosenthal's Broadway credits include The Music Man and Donnybrook! as an arranger and Sherry!, A Patriot for Me, Take Me Along (dance music only), and Dylan as a composer.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Notes
1955 Yellowneck
1957 Naked in the Sun
1960-1963 The 20th Century TV series, episodes "Dirigible" (1960) and "The Western Hero" (1963)
1961 Rashomon TV film
A Raisin in the Sun
Dark Odyssey
The Power and the Glory TV film
1962 The Miracle Worker
Requiem for a Heavyweight
1964 Becket Nominated — Academy Award for Best Original Score
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score
Brenner TV series, episode "Charlie Paradise: The Tragic Flute"
1966 Hotel Paradiso
Michelangelo: The Last Giant Documentary
Won — Emmy Award for Individual Achievements in Music - Composition
Nominated — Emmy Award for Individual Achievements in Music - Conducting
1967 Coronet Blue TV series, nine episodes
The Comedians
1969 Three
1970 How Awful About Allan TV film
The House That Would Not Die TV film
Night Chase TV film
1971 Banyon TV series
A Gunfight
Mannix TV series, episode "Dark So Early, Dark So Long"
Sweet, Sweet Rachel TV film
The Last Child TV film
1972 Lapin 360
Man of La Mancha Adapted music from musical of the same name
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Song Score and Adaptation
The African Elephant Composed song, "Rain Falls Anywhere It Wants To"
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
1973 The Devil's Daughter TV film
The Rookies TV series, episode "The Wheel of Death" and "Snow Job"
Call to Danger TV film
Pueblo TV film
Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Music Composition - For a Special Program
Satan's School for Girls TV film
1973-1974 Hec Ramsey TV series, episodes "A Hard Road to Vengeance", "Dead Heat", and "Scar Tissue"
1974 Death Sentence TV film
The Missiles of October TV film
Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John Nominated — Emmy Award for Best Music Composition - For a Special Program
1975 The Log of the Black Pearl TV film
Barnaby Jones TV series, episode "The Price of Terror"
Rooster Cogburn
A Home of Our Own TV film
Murder on Flight 502 TV film
1976 State Fair TV film
Young Pioneers TV film
The Story of David TV film
The Return of a Man Called Horse
Death at Love House TV film
21 Hours at Munich TV film
Young Pioneers' Christmas TV film
1977 The Amazing Howard Hughes TV film
The Island of Dr. Moreau
Logan's Run TV series, episode "The Collectors"
Murder in Peyton Place TV film
The Hunted Lady TV film
1977-1984 Fantasy Island TV series, seven episodes
1978 Who'll Stop the Rain
And I Alone Survived TV film
Brass Target
1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men
Portrait of a Hitman
Meteor
Orphan Train TV film
1980 The Day Christ Died TV film
F.D.R.: The Last Year TV film
Rage! TV film
Revenge of the Stepford Wives TV film
1981 Clash of the Titans Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Music
The Patricia Neal Story TV film
1982 The Letter TV film
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
1983 Who Will Love My Children? TV film
Nominated — Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Heart Like a Wheel
Easy Money
1984 License to Kill TV film
The Lost Honor of Kathryn Beck TV film
George Washington TV miniseries
1985 The Hearst and Davies Affair TV film
Consenting Adult TV film
Evergreen TV miniseries
Blackout TV film
Mussolini: The Untold Story TV miniseries
1986 Peter the Great TV miniseries
Won — Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
On Wings of Eagles TV miniseries
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna TV film
Won — Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
1987 Stranger in My Bed TV film
Fight for Life TV film
Proud Men TV film
Downpayment on Murder TV film
1988 Freedom Fighter TV film
The Bourne Identity TV film
Won — Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
My Father, My Son TV film
To Heal a Nation TV film
Street of Dreams TV film
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders TV film
1989 Twist of Fate TV film
My Name Is Bill W. TV film, Hallmark Hall of Fame series
Brotherhood of the Rose TV film
The Forgotten TV film
Billy the Kid TV film
1990 The Plot to Kill Hitler TV film
Blind Faith (1990 film) TV film
The Incident TV film
The Kissing Place TV film
Tiny Toon Adventures TV series, episode "Prom-ise Her Anything"
1991 The Strauss Dynasty TV miniseries, one episode
Mark Twain and Me TV film
1992-1996 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles TV series, theme, 11 episodes, 2 TV films
Won (2) — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore)
Won — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore)
1996 The Fire Next Time TV film
Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story TV film
1995 Catherine the Great TV film
1996 The Man Who Captured Eichmann TV film
1997 The Member of the Wedding TV film
1998 The Face Short film
The Echo of Thunder TV film, Hallmark Hall of Fame series
1999 Inherit the Wind TV film
2000 A Time for Dancing
2001 Majestic White Horses Short film
Wild Iris TV film
2002 Master Spy: The Robert Hanssen Story TV film

Awards[edit]

Rosenthal has also been nominated for two Oscars and two Golden Globes. He has won six Emmy Awards and been nominated for an additional six more.

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1964 Becket Best Original Score Nominated
1972 Man of La Mancha Best Song Score and Adaptation Nominated

Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1966 Michelangelo: The Last Giant Individual Achievements in Music - Conducting Nominated
Individual Achievements in Music - Composition Won
1974 Portrait: A Man Whose Name Was John Best Music Composition - For a Special Program Nominated
1982 The Letter Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1983 Who Will Love My Children? Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1986 Peter the Great Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1987 Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1988 The Bourne Identity Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1992 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles Outstanding Individual Achievement in Main Title Theme Music Nominated
1993 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (For episode "Vienna, 1908") Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Nominated
1994 The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (For episode "Ireland, 1916") Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1995 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies Outstanding Individual Achievement in Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won
1997 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Travels with Father Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries or a Special (Dramatic Underscore) Won

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Recipient Award Result
1964 Becket Best Original Score Nominated
1972 "Rain Falls Anywhere It Wants To" (from The African Elephant) Best Original Song Nominated

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