imageThe Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced today that Jerry Goldsmith is among the class of 2017 honorees and was selected to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The composer who passed away in 2004 has received an Academy Award for The Omen and was Oscar-nominated several more times for such classic films as Planet of the Apes, Patton Chinatown, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Poltergeist, Basic Instinct and L.A. Confidential. He was also honored with numerous Emmy Awards. Carol Goldsmith, widow of Jerry Goldsmith, said in a statement, “This is simply wonderful news and I have to believe that Jerry can somehow see it all: this honor, the respect and celebration of his prolific and brilliant legacy being permanently embedded in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. My sincere appreciation goes to The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, and Jerry’s musical colleagues, actors, directors and producers who worked with Jerry in film and television who graciously wrote letters of high praise of support for Jerry.”

  1. Jerry's Kid says:

    Well done! This is great news and so well deserved!

  2. jxe says:

    Wait, I saw Hans Zimmers a few years ago and Jerry is just now getting one? Oh Hollywood.

  3. Robbie says:

    Hans is very deserving, But Gary should have gotten his a long time ago.

    • Matt says:

      Hans Zimmer is not in the same league as Jerry Goldsmith…

      • Roger says:

        Yes he is.

        • BB says:

          It has to be very fanboy to find that Lazy Zimmer is at the same level of Jerry Goldsmith …

          It is the same with you Roger!

          • Roger says:

            And it has to be very psychotic to even come up with a name like Lady Zimmer let alone trash every article about hans like your life depended on it.

            It is the same with you BB!

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  5. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    Better late than never…

  6. bucknasty says:

    Zimmer > Goldsmith

  7. RANDY says:

    Jerry Goldsmith. One of the most versatile, terrific film composers Ever known to mankind. Have loved his music for years. Still praying for the release of his fantastic score for “The Other”. Vinyl albums and CD’s of his work take up a lot of space in my tiny apartment, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We lost a great artist when he passed. But he’ll always be with us in his music. Many films I see and think, “I wonder what Jerry would have done with this?” He’s missed.