The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the late composer Jerry Goldsmith will be honored with the 2,611th star posthumously on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. Goldsmith's star will be dedicated in the category of Recording at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute.
Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star will be Carol Goldsmith, wife of Jerry Goldsmith, and their son Aaron Goldsmith who celebrates his birthday on the same day along with guest speakers David Newman, Charles (Charlie) Fox and Paul Williams.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which administers the popular star ceremonies, encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event live exclusively on www.walkoffame.org.
Oscar and Emmy winning composer Jerry Goldsmith was considered one of Hollywood's most respected and admired creators of music for motion pictures and television. The composer of such classic scores as Chinatown, Patton, Planet of the Apes, The Sand Pebbles, A Patch of Blue, Poltergeist, Basic Instinct, Papillon, Rudy, Gremlins, Mulan, L.A. Confidential. Goldsmith was sought-after by filmmakers, acclaimed by critics, and adored by the Hollywood music community.
He received a total of 18 Academy Award nominations, and won the Oscar in 1976 for Best Music, Original Score for his powerful orchestral and choral score for The Omen. Two of the American Film Institute's top 25 film scores of all time are by Goldsmith: Chinatown and Planet of the Apes.