|Also Known As:
||Died: || April 3, 1999
|Born: || August 1, 1930
||Cause of Death: || cancer
|| London, England, GB
lyricist, playwright, composer
No biography information exists for this person. Be the FIRST to contribute by CLICKING HERE >
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY
Served in the Royal Air Force (RAF)
Co-wrote the hit song "Rock with the Caveman", performed by Tommy Steele
Wrote songs for Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele
Debut as composer and lyricist with the revue "Fings Ain't Wot They Used t' Be"
Was lyricist for the hit "Lock Up Your Daughters"
Breakthrough stage success, "Oliver!", a musical based on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist"
Broadway debut with American production of "Oliver!"; won Tony Awards as Best Musical and for Best Score
Penned the title song for the James Bond film "From Russia With Love"
Had modest London success with "Maggie May"
Scored the feature "The Man in the Middle"
Suffered biggest failure of career with the stage show "Twang!", based on the Robin Hood story
Carol Reed's film version of "Oliver!" proved a popular success; nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning five including Best Musical and Best Director
Experienced stage setback with ill-fated musical "La Strada", based on Fellini's classic film
Wrote the music for the film adaptation of "Black Beauty"
Struggled with drug and alcohol problems
Arrested for drunken driving; banned from operating an automobile
Appeared as himself as a judge at a beauty contest in "The Alternative Miss World"
VIEW ALL MILESTONES
"Lionel was the father of the modern British musical." --Andrew Lloyd Webber on Bart's death, quoted in DAILY VARIETY, April 6, 1999