2020-06-11 – 20:00 h

The Library of Congress of the USA, has cataloged and archived several hundreds of pages and manuscripts from legendary film composer Alex North. The content, available in the Music Division at the Library of Congress, is filed under the category: “Alex North music for documentary film, theater, dance, and concert, 1910-1984”, with a total of 221 items in 28 boxes.


The Alex North materials in the Library of Congress document the other creative aspects of his career that are less known but of great importance to knowing the full breadth and scope of this outstanding composer.


Alex North (December 4, 1910 – September 8, 1991 – 80 years old), was known for composing the score to movies such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, Cleopatra, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wool, or the song ‘Unchained Melody’. He was nominated for the Academy Awards on 15 occasions but he only got an Honorary Academy Award in 1986.


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Content for Alex North in the Music Division at the Library of Congress: