Composer Jerry Goldsmith, who wrote the musical scores for five Star Trek movies and the main theme for The Next Generation and Voyager, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday.
The star was awarded posthumously, thirteen years after his death.
Goldsmith was nominated for eighteen Oscars from 1962 to 1998 winning once for The Omen.
“He always struck me as a little bit like Picasso in the sense that ideas just constantly flowed out of him – movie scores and TV scores and fanfares, an unstoppable stream,” said Michael Crichton, who collaborated with Goldsmith on four films. “I think, in a way, he was at the mercy of it. He wasn’t avoiding his life; he was honoring his gift.”
Goldsmith’s widow Carol and son Aaron were in attendance at the ceremony.