By People Staff
Updated February 24, 1998 12:00 AM
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Oscar-winning movie composer Ernest Gold, 77, who won for his theme from 1960’s “Exodus” and who also wrote the carousel music-inspired score for 1963’s “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” among other soundtracks, Wednesday, of complications from a stroke … Artist and illustrator James D. Johnson, 78, who did album covers for Frank Sinatra and promotion posters for the movie “Ben Hur,” Monday, of prostate cancer. He also had a brief career as a junior tennis champion.