LOS ANGELES - As widely reported throughout the media, Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith died yesterday of cancer at the age of 75. Goldsmith is known for creating the musical scores for the "Star Trek" and "Planet of the Apes" series.
In addition to his television credits, Goldsmith also created scores for films, including those featured in "Total Recall," "Basic Instinct," the "Star Trek" movies, "L.A. Confidential" and "Chinatown."
His career included 17 Academy Award nominations, winning just one for "The Omen" in 1976. He also won five Emmys and nine Golden Globes.