blind, but his compositions "revealed a freshness and fertility of invention." 2 A theme for A Summer Place in 1959, written when Steiner was 71, became one of Warner Brothers' biggest hit-tunes for years and a re-recorded. The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History (2nd.). 37 :319 Steiner received his third and final Oscar in 1944 for Since You Went Away (1944). 27 :68 Despite the inferiority of Steiner's individual scores, his influence was largely historical. 2 :92 Steiner died of congestive heart failure in Hollywood, aged. Steiner would typically wait until the film was edited before scoring it, and after watching Casablanca, he decided the song " As Time Goes By " by Herman Hupfeld wasn't an appropriate addition to the movie and he wanted to replace it with a song. After the underscoring of Symphony of Six Million, a third to half of the success of most films was "attributed to the extensive use of music." 20 The score for King Kong (1933) became Steiner's breakthrough and represented a paradigm shift in the scoring. 9 :72 27 :198 In 1938, Steiner wrote and arranged the first "composed for film" piece, Symphony Moderne which a character plays on the piano and later plays as a theme in Four Daughters (1938) and is performed by a full orchestra in Four Wives.