Waxman, Franz

Waxman, Franz (b. Wachsmann)

(1906–67) film composer; born in Königshütte, Germany. Coming to Hollywood in 1934, Waxman scored many films (specializing in suspense and horror) including The Bride of Frankenstein (1935), Rebecca (1940), and Sunset Boulevard (1950).
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