Gerald Fried, Star Trek and Roots Composer, Useless at 95
Gerald Fried, the Oscar-nominated composer identified for scoring the unique Star Trek collection and Roots, has died on the age of 95.
Fried died on Friday, February seventeenth, of pneumonia, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.
The New York Metropolis native scored a variety of early Star Trek episodes starting in 1966. Most notably, he composed the music for the season two episode “Amok Time,” which soundtracked the battle between William Shatner’s Kirk and Leonard Nimoy’s Spock. The music from “Amok Time” was featured on a number of subsequent episodes of Star Trek, in addition to on The Simpsons and Futurama and within the film The Cable Man.
In 1977, after unique composer Quincy Jones suffered from writers block, Fried was introduced on to compose music for the ABC miniseries Roots. He ended up composing the theme music, in addition to the underscores for a number of episodes. For his efforts, Fried was awarded a Primetime Emmy Award.
Over the course of his profession, Fried additionally composed music for televisions collection together with Gilligan’s Island, Misplaced in Area, Mission: Not possible, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. In 1975, his rating for the documentary Birds Do It, Bees Do It obtained an Oscar nomination for Greatest Unique Rating.
Fried was additionally an in depth buddy of Stanley Kubrick and labored on a number of of his early movies, together with Concern and Want, Killer’s Kiss, and Paths of Glory.