Gender
Male
Born
May 25, 1921
New York, New York, USA
Died
Sep 01, 2012
Los Angeles, California, USA
Lyricist Composer
Relations
Brother of
Mack David
Comments
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.

Trivia:
Hit songs include: "Magic Moments," "Baby Elephant Walk," and "What the World Needs Now is Love."

Founded the Los Angeles Music Center.
Holler If Ya Hear Me (Jun 19, 2014 - Jul 20, 2014)
  • Additional music by Hal David
MusicalOriginal
Baby It's You! (Apr 27, 2011 - Sep 04, 2011)
  • Additional numbers by Hal David
MusicalOriginal
Promises, Promises (Apr 25, 2010 - Jan 02, 2011)
  • Lyrics by Hal David
MusicalComedyRevival
The Look of Love (May 04, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003)
  • Lyrics by Hal David
MusicalRevueOriginal
André DeShields' Haarlem Nocturne (Nov 18, 1984 - Dec 30, 1984)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Hal David
MusicalRevueOriginal
An Evening With Diana Ross (Jun 14, 1976 - Jul 03, 1976)
  • Featuring songs with lyrics by Hal David
SpecialConcertOriginal
Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Lyrics by Hal David
MusicalComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1969 | Nominee  | Promises, Promises
Lyrics by Hal David

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