Composer Jerry Goldsmith receives posthumous star on Walk of Fame (6 images)

Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith received a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on May 9.

During his career, Goldsmith received a total of 18 Academy Award nominations and won the Oscar in 1976 for Best Music, Original 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."

Goldsmith died on July 21, 2004 from colon cancer at the age of 75.
Updated: May 9, 2017 at 10:12 PM
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Carol Goldsmith (L) and Aaron Goldsmith, the wife and son of late Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith attend his Walk of Fame ceremony. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Carol Goldsmith (C) and Aaron Goldsmith, the wife and son of late Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith attend his Walk of Fame ceremony. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Carol Goldsmith (C) and Aaron Goldsmith, the wife and son of late Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith attend his Walk of Fame ceremony. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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A photo of late Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith and one of his batons are shown on his star during his Walk of Fame ceremony. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Carol Goldsmith, the wife of Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith reacts to comments by songwriter Paul Williams (L) during Goldsmith's Walk of Fame ceremony. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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Carol Goldsmith, the wife of Oscar-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith reacts to comments by songwriter David Newman (L) during Goldsmith's Walk of Fame ceremony. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
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