(written from a Production point of view)
George William Duning (25 February 1908 – 27 February 2000; age 92) was a Richmond, Indiana-born, Academy Award-nominated film and television composer who composed the scores for several episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series.
Duning received Academy Award nominations for his music score in five films: 1949's Jolson Sings Again (with Peter Brocco and cinematography by William E. Snyder) (shared with Morris Stoloff), 1950's No Sad Songs for Me, 1953's From Here to Eternity (with Joseph Sargent) (also shared with Stoloff), 1955's Picnic, and 1956's The Eddy Duchin Story (also shared with Stoloff). However, he did not win any of his nominations. He was also nominated for a Golden Globe for his scoring of the 1949 film All the King's Men (with Richard Hale, Al Wyatt, and Gil Perkins), but he did not win that one either.
The many other films for which he scored music include The Man from Laramie (1955, with Bill Catching), 3:10 to Yuma (1957, with Robert Ellenstein), Bell Book and Candle (1958, with Dick Crockett), Houseboat (1958), Strangers When We Meet (1960, with Nancy Kovack, Dick Crockett and Robert Sampson), The Wackiest Ship in the Army (1960, with John Anderson and Roy Jenson), The World of Suzie Wong (1960), Two Rode Together (1961, with Ted Knight), That Touch of Mink (1962, with John Fiedler and Clegg Hoyt), and Ensign Pulver (1964, starring Robert Walker in the title role). His music was also used in such films as Gilda (1946), The Big Heat (1953, with John Crawford, Celia Lovsky and Joseph Mell), and The Last Hurrah (1958, with Jeffrey Hunter, Gail Bonney, Chuck Hicks and Roy Jenson). He also composed scores for episodes of such TV programs as Dennis the Menace, The Time Tunnel (starring James Darren, Lee Meriwether and Whit Bissell), Cimarron Strip, Mannix, and The Big Valley.
Duning died in San Diego, California, two days after his 92nd birthday.
Star Trek music credits
- Season 2
- "I, Mudd" (stock, uncredited)
- "The Gamesters of Triskelion" (stock, uncredited)
- "The Immunity Syndrome" (stock, uncredited)
- "By Any Other Name" (stock, uncredited)
- "Return to Tomorrow"
- "Patterns of Force"
- "The Ultimate Computer" (stock, uncredited)
- "The Omega Glory" (stock, uncredited)
- Season 3
- "And the Children Shall Lead"
- "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
- "The Empath"
- "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky" (stock)
- "That Which Survives" (stock, uncredited)
- "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" (stock, uncredited)
- "Whom Gods Destroy" (stock, uncredited)
- "The Mark of Gideon" (stock, uncredited)
- "The Lights of Zetar" (stock, uncredited)
- "The Cloud Minders" (stock, uncredited)
- "The Way to Eden" (stock, uncredited)
- "Requiem for Methuselah" (stock, uncredited)
- "All Our Yesterdays" (stock)
- "Turnabout Intruder" (stock, uncredited)
- Season 2