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Hal David

Lyricist, Composer
( b. May 25, 1921 New York, New York, USA - d. Sep 01, 2012 Los Angeles, California, USA ) Male
Relations: Brother of Mack David

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.

ProductionsDate of Productions
Holler If Ya Hear Me
[Musical, Original]
  • Additional music by Hal David
Jun 19, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014
Baby It's You!
[Musical, Original]
  • Additional numbers by Hal David
Apr 27, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011
Promises, Promises
[Musical, Comedy, Revival]
  • Lyrics by Hal David
Apr 25, 2010 - Jan 02, 2011
The Look of Love
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Lyrics by Hal David
May 04, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003
André DeShields' Haarlem Nocturne
[Musical, Revue, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Hal David
Nov 18, 1984 - Dec 30, 1984
An Evening With Diana Ross
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Hal David
Jun 14, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976
Promises, Promises
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Lyrics by Hal David
Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972
1969 Tony Award® Best Musical
Promises, Promises [nominee]
Lyrics by Hal David
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