Dominic Frontiere (1931 – 2017)

Posted: December 23, 2017 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

Dominic Frontiere has passed away this past Thursday at age 86 in Tesuque, New Mexico. The composer has composed the scores to numerous movies over a five decade-spanning career, including 1980’s The Stunt Man, for which he received a Golden Globe Award, as well as 1994’s Color of Night, for which he also co-wrote the Golden Globe-nominated song The Color of the Night. He received a Primetime Emmy Award for his music direction on 1970’s Swing Out, Sweet Land hosted by John Wayne. His other scoring credits include 1968’s Hang ‘Em High starring Clint Eastwood, the 1970 western Chisum starring John Wayne, the 1975 comedy Brannigan, Ken Shapiro’s 1981 movie Modern Problems starring Chevy Chase and George Miller’s 1985 feature The Aviator. He also composed music for TV shows such as The Outer Limits, Vega$, 12 O’Clock High and The Invaders.

  1. Cindylover1969 says:

    And of course the late ’60s Paramount Television logo fanfare (the “Closet Killer” one)!