• Born date: 1888-05-10
  • Born in: Austria-Hungary
  • Death date: 1971-12-28
  • Death in: California
Max Steiner

Maximilian Raoul "Max" Steiner (May 10, 1888 – December 28, 1971) was an Austrian-born American composer of music for theatre and films. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and became a full-time professional, either composing, arranging or conducting, when he was fifteen.He worked in England, then Broadway, and moved to Hollywood in 1929 where he became one of the first composers to write music scores for films.

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