( b. May 25, 1921 New York, New York, USA - d. Sep 01, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Biography: Hal David was born Harold Lane David on May 25, 1921 in New York City to Lina and Gedalier David. He partnered with composer Burt Bacharach to write a long strand of hits. He married Anne Rachman in 1947, with whom he had two children—Jim David and Craig David. He then married Eunice Forester. He served as the president of ASCAP from 1980-1986.
Film/TV Credits: Extensive film credits include: “Forrest Gump,” “Goodfellas,” “Fargo,” and “Catch Me If You Can.” Extensive television credits include: “The Simpsons,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and “Velvet.”
Other Awards: Oscar for Best Music, Original Song for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” (shared with Burt Bacharach) in 1970. Inducted into the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Received a star on the Walk of Fame in 2011.
Hit songs include: "Magic Moments," "Baby Elephant Walk," and "What the World Needs Now is Love."
Founded the Los Angeles Music Center.
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