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Also Known As: Bruce Harold Broughton Died:
Born: March 8, 1945 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: composer, conductor, music supervisor, record producer, music instructor, liner notes writer

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A five-time Emmy-winner, Bruce Broughton has worked extensively, but not exclusively, in television. This prolific composer, a native of Los Angeles, began his career as a music supervisor at CBS just after his graduation from USC. He remained with the network for a decade, providing underscoring to such series as "Gunsmoke," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Dallas". After his tenure at CBS, Broughton segued to the big screen first garnering attention with his Oscar-nominated score to Lawrence Kasdan's "Silverado" and later with his complex and eclectic work on "Young Sherlock Holmes" (both 1985). He has since provided appropriate background music for such films as "The Presidio" (1988), the animated short "Rollercoaster Rabbit" (1990), "Stay Tuned" (1992), "Tombstone" (1993) and "A Simple Wish" (1997). For the small screen, Broughton wrote the themes for the ABC series "Dinosaurs" (1992) and "JAG" (NBC, 1995-96; CBS, 1997- ).

A five-time Emmy-winner, Bruce Broughton has worked extensively, but not exclusively, in television. This prolific composer, a native of Los Angeles, began his career as a music supervisor at CBS just after his graduation from USC. He remained with the network for a decade, providing underscoring to such series as "Gunsmoke," "Hawaii Five-O" and "Dallas". After his tenure at CBS, Broughton segued to the big screen first garnering attention with his Oscar-nominated score to Lawrence Kasdan's "Silverado" and later with his complex and eclectic work on "Young Sherlock Holmes" (both 1985). He has since provided appropriate background music for such films as "The Presidio" (1988), the animated short "Rollercoaster Rabbit" (1990), "Stay Tuned" (1992), "Tombstone" (1993) and "A Simple Wish" (1997). For the small screen, Broughton wrote the themes for the ABC series "Dinosaurs" (1992) and "JAG" (NBC, 1995-96; CBS, 1997- ).

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1967:
Worked as music supervisor for CBS
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Served in the US Army; became a member of the US Army Band in Monterey, CA and Vicenza, Italy
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First TV show as composer, "Hawaii Five-O" (CBS)
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Provided music underscoring for "Dallas" (CBS)
1982:
Provided the musical score for the CBS miniseries "The Blue and the Gray"
1983:
Scored first film, "The Prodigal"
1985:
Garnered attention for the score to "Young Sherlock Holmes"
1985:
Earned Oscar nomination for score to "Silverado"
1986:
First collobration with Alan Alda, the score for "Sweet Liberty"
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Composed the theme to the CBS series "Island Son"
1990:
Scored Alda's "Betsey's Wedding"
1990:
Hired by Steven Spielberg to score "Tiny Toon Adventures" (Fox)
1991:
Wrote theme to the ABC series "Dinosaurs"
1995:
Composed theme for "JAG" (NBC, later CBS)
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Education

University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 1967

Notes

Broughton has received 16 Emmy Award nominations

Among his classical compositions are two piano concertos, a bass concerto and a cantata for boys' choir and orchestra.

He was named outstanding alumnus of the year by the USC School of Music in 1988.

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wife:
Danette Broughton.
wife:
Belinda Bunt. Violinist. Married on March 16, 1997 in London, England.

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brother:
William Russell Broughton. Born in August 1946.
daughter:
Sharon Broughton. Born in July 1968.
daughter:
Candice M Broughton. Born in April 1976.

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