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."