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David Shire

David Shire

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Born: July 3, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Buffalo, New York, USA Profession: Music ...
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1958:
First collaboration with Richard Maltby Jr, stage musical based on "Cyrano de Bergerac"; written while both were undergraduates at Yale
1961:
Wrote first score for a stage musical "The Sap of Life"; book and lyrics by Maltby
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Moved to L.A.; began working in TV writing the scores for shows like "The Virginian" and "It Takes a Thief"
1970:
Wrote score for first TV-movie, "McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?"
1971:
Scored first film, "One More Train to Rob"
1977:
Adapted score of "Saturday Night Fever"; won Grammy Award
1977:
Reteamed with Maltby for Off-Broadway revue "Starting Here, Starting Now"
1979:
Earned two Oscar nominations for Best Song; won for "It Goes Like It Goes" from "Norma Rae"
1983:
First Broadway collaboration with Maltby, "Baby"
1989:
Second Off-Broadway revue of Maltby-Shire songs, "Closer Than Ever"
1995:
Wrote score for the Broadway adaptation of the film "Big"
1998:
Composed the score for the TV remake of "Rear Window"; received Emmy nomination
2001:
With Maltby, penned original songs featured in the ABC TV-movie "These Old Broads"
2001:
Reteamed with Maltby for the score of the stage musical "Take Flight"; performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

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