Dimitri TiomkinDimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (, ''Dmitrij Zinov'evič Tjomkin'', , ''Dmytro Zynoviyovyč Tomkin'') (May 10, 1894November 11, 1979) 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, including ''Duel in the Sun'', ''Red River'', ''High Noon'', ''The Big Sky'', ''Gunfight at the O.K. Corral'', and ''Last Train from Gun Hill''.
Tiomkin received twenty-two Academy Award nominations and won four Oscars, three for Best Original Score for ''High Noon'', ''The High and the Mighty'', and ''The Old Man and the Sea'', and one for Best Original Song for "The Ballad of High Noon" from the former film. Provided by Wikipedia