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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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