1894 - 1979
Dimitri Tiomkin was a Russian-born American film composer and conductor. Classically trained in St. Petersburg, Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution, he moved to Berlin and then New York City after the Russian Revolution. In 1929, after the stock market crash, he moved to Hollywood, where he became best known for his scores for Western films. Tiomkin received 22 Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars.