Covington Who's Who Selects Gerald Fried as an Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry

Top Quote The selection recognizes Gerald Fried's commitment to excellence in Music, Arts, and Entertainment. End Quote
  • Santa Fe, NM (1888PressRelease) August 20, 2014 - Gerald Fried, Composer, Conductor, and Oboist, has been selected as an Honored Member of the Covington Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry.

    Gerald Fried, who began working in his field in 1950, has been in business for himself since 1950. Writing and conducting movies, music, and plays, Mr. Fried specializes in composing soundtracks.

    Mr. Fried has written and composed several hundred film and TV scores, including: Stanley Kubrick's first five movies (Paths of Glory, etc.), Roots and Roots The Next Generation; The Bell Jar; One Potato, Two Potato; Napoleon and Josephine; The Mystic Warrior; and The Cabinet of Caligari. He has contributed to multiple TV series, including: Original Star Trek Series; Gilligan's Island; Gun Smoke; Man From Uncle; Mission Impossible; and The Man Who Never Was. He has contributed music and libretto for oratorios and plays, including: Omnia Ad Dei Glorum; Rock of Angels; The Fourth Floor Jesus; Morningtime Train; and Spark, Shmark?. He served as principal oboist with the Dallas Symphony, New York Little Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony on English horn, as associate principal oboe for Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1948-60, currently as oboist with the Santa Fe Symphony, Concordia, and is the occasional saxophonist with Santa Fe Great Big Jazz Band. Mr. Fried was also a featured actor in various movies and plays (Stravinsky's L'HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT, etc.). Recent film scores include, in 2012, 2013: Twenty Ways, Psyche Ascending, for Duchy Films.

    "Lady luck smiled on me," Mr. Fried said regarding his amazing career.

    An active member of American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Mr. Fried also served on the board of governors for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for a time, on the executive committee for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and as a music critic for Frontier Magazine, Beverly Hills Times, and LA Free Press. He's also the recipient of numerous accolades for his work, including an Emmy for his film, ROOTS, seven other Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar nominations. He received an LA Man from U.N.C.L.E. Composer Tribute in 2014, an International Samobar Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 alongside Clint Eastwood and Ryuichi Sakamoto, an Egyptian Theater Star Trek Composer Tribute in 2013, a Yale University Maestro of the Moment Award in 2008, and a UCLA Outstanding Teacher in Music Award in 1992.

    Mr. Fried attended and graduated with a degree from New York Juilliard in 1948.

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