Best known for writing the Oscar-winning score to Tom Jones (1963), John Addison ranked as one of Great Britain's most prolific and diverse film composers, with diverse musical genres ranging from light classical to brooding jazz. Following service in the British Armed Forces during WWII, Addison became a popular concert hall composer. He entered the film industry in the late '40s and would score more than 70 films in his career. In 1972, Addison received an Oscar nomination for Sleuth. In 1976, Addison moved to the United States and started writing music for such television series as Murder, She Wrote and Nero Wolfe. In addition to scoring movies and television shows, Addison composed pieces for theatrical productions and concerts.