Murray Spivack
Born(1903-09-06)September 6, 1903
Russian Empire
DiedMay 8, 1994(1994-05-08) (aged 90)
Los Angeles, United States
OccupationSound engineer
Years active1930–1978

Murray Spivack (September 6, 1903 – May 8, 1994) was an American sound engineer best known as the sound designer for the 1933 film King Kong. He won an Oscar for Sound Recording and was nominated for another in the same category. He was also a drum teacher whose students included Louie Bellson, Remo Belli, David Garibaldi, William Kraft, Alan Maitland, Jim Banks, Chad Wackerman and Joe Morello.[1]


Spivack won an Academy Award and was nominated for another:



  1. ^ "PAS Hall of Fame". PAS. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved August 26, 2011.
  3. ^ "The 43rd Academy Awards (1971) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved August 27, 2011.