The Alex North Library
Alex North was a film composer, often credited along with his contemporaries as a member of the Golden Age of film scoring. North was reknowned for his originality in scores for films such as A Streetcar Named Desire, Spartacus, Cleopatra, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? He is perhaps best known for his song "Unchained Melody" from the little known prison film Unchained. North was nominated for 15 Academy Awards in his life, but won none of them. In 1986, North received an Honorary Academy Award for his contributions to film music. He and Ennio Morricone are the only two composers in history to ever have been honored this way.