SAN DIEGO (AP) - George Duning, the composer nominated for Academy Awards for scoring the movies ``Picnic'' and ``From Here to Eternity,'' died Tuesday of heart disease. He was 92.

Duning was hired in the 1930s as musical director of the NBC radio show ``Kay Kyser's Kollege of Musical Knowledge.''

When he returned from the Navy after World War II, he joined Columbia Pictures, where he scored the movies ``Let No Man Write My Epitaph,'' ``My Sister Eileen,'' ``Houseboat,'' ``That Touch of Mink'' and ``Bell, Book and Candle.''

He also wrote the music for such television series as "Star Trek", ``The Big Valley'' and ``Naked City.''