David Shire

Composer
A prolific composer who divides his time between theater, TV and film, David Shire began writing in earnest as an undergraduate at Yale in the late 1950s. Introduced to classmate Richard Maltby Jr., the pair soon formed ... Read more »
Born: 07/03/1937 in Buffalo, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (169)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 (Movie)

("Theme") (Song)

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt 2009 (Movie)

(Composer)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Piano Solos Performer (Soloist)

Zodiac 2007 (Movie)

Music (Original Music)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

("Whuteva") (Song)

The Tollbooth 2006 (Movie)

(Composer)

The Longest Yard 2005 (Movie)

("Cats and Dogs") (Song)

Ash Wednesday 2002 (Movie)

(Music)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("Ethnic Majority" ('Washington Square')) (Song)

Small Vices 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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Horton Foote's Alone 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Murderous Intent 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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Neil Simon's Jake's Women 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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A Father For Charlie 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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One Night Stand 1995 (Movie)

(Composer)

Reunion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Talking With 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Texan 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Companion 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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The Man Who Wouldn't Die 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Barbara Taylor Bradford's "Remember" 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

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Bloodlines: Murder in the Family 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Danielle Steel's 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Skylark 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

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Bed & Breakfast 1992 (Movie)

(Music)

Neil Simon's Broadway Bound 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

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The Big One: The Great Los Angeles Earthquake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia 1991 (Movie)

("I Need You Strong For Me") (Song)

The Rita Rudner Comedy Specials 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song

Brewster Place 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

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Backfire 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Hothouse 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Monkey Shines 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

Vice Versa 1988 (Movie)

(Music)

'Night Mother 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Man About Town 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

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Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

("Come and Follow Me") (Song)

Short Circuit 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Alice 1976 - 1985 (TV Show)

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Return to Oz 1985 (Movie)

(Music Conductor)

Return to Oz 1985 (Movie)

(Music)

2010 1984 (Movie)

electronic music producer (Music Producer)

2010 1984 (Movie)

(Music)

Max Dugan Returns 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Oh, God! You Devil 1983 (Movie)

(Music)

Darkroom 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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Norma Rae 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

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The World According to Garp 1982 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Home Room 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

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Only When I Laugh 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Paternity 1981 (Movie)

(Music)

Paternity 1981 (Movie)

("Baby Talk") (Song)

The Earthling 1981 (Movie)

("Halfway Home") (Song)

Fast Break 1979 (Movie)

("Fast Break") (Song)

Fast Break 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Norma Rae 1979 (Movie)

("It Goes Like It Goes") (Song)

Norma Rae 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Old Boyfriends 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

The Promise 1979 (Movie)

("The Promise" "I'll Never Say Goodbye") (Song)

The Promise 1979 (Movie)

(Music)

Daddy, I Don't Like It Like This 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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Flying High 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Theme Music

Straight Time 1978 (Movie)

songs("Two of Us" "Doin' Fine") (Song)

Straight Time 1978 (Movie)

(Music)

The Storyteller 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

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McCloud 1970 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Saturday Night Fever 1977 (Movie)

(Music)

Sirota's Court 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

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The Practice 1975 - 1977 (TV Show)

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Alice 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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All the President's Men 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

(Music)

Joe and Sons 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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McNaughton's Daughter 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Oregon Trail 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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This Better Be It 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Three For the Road 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Farewell, My Lovely 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Big Bus 1975 (Movie)

(Music)

The Fortune 1975 (Movie)

(Music Supervisor)

Winner Take All 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

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Doctor Dan 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Isn't It Shocking? 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Killer Bees 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Love Story 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Lucas Tanner 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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Sidekicks 1973 - 1974 (TV Show)

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The Hindenburg 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3 1974 (Movie)

(Music)

Class of '44 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Steelyard Blues 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

The Conversation 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Two People 1973 (Movie)

(Music)

Getting Together 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Sarge 1971 - 1972 (TV Show)

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Showdown 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

To Find a Man 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

Drive, He Said 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

Is There a Doctor in the House? 1970 - 1971 (TV Show)

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Skin Game 1971 (Movie)

(Music)

McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.? 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)

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One More Train to Rob 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Summertree 1970 (Movie)

("Having the Time of Our Lives") (Song)

Summertree 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

A Promise to Keep (TV Show)

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Always Remember I Love You (TV Show)

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Amelia Earhart (TV Show)

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Bed of Lies (TV Show)

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Common Ground (TV Show)

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Convicted: A Mother's Story (TV Show)

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Do You Remember Love (TV Show)

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Double Platinum (TV Show)

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Echoes in the Darkness (TV Show)

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Flying High (TV Show)

Theme Music

Four Eyes and Six-Guns (TV Show)

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God Bless the Child (TV Show)

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Harpy (TV Show)

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I Married a Monster (TV Show)

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Jane's House (TV Show)

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Jesse (TV Show)

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Last Stand at Saber River (TV Show)

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Last Wish (TV Show)

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Lily in Winter (TV Show)

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Lucas Tanner (TV Show)

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Marriage: Year One (TV Show)

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Mayflower Madam (TV Show)

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Ms. Scrooge (TV Show)

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My Antonia (TV Show)

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My Brother's Keeper (TV Show)

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Nightmare in the Daylight (TV Show)

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Paris Trout (TV Show)

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Promise (TV Show)

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Raid on Entebbe (TV Show)

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Rear Window (TV Show)

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Sarah, Plain and Tall (TV Show)

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See the Man Run (TV Show)

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Skylark (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Something For Joey (TV Show)

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Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Show)

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Tell Me Where It Hurts (TV Show)

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The Blue Yonder (TV Show)

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The Boys (TV Show)

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The Godchild (TV Show)

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The Habitation of Dragons (TV Show)

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The Healers (TV Show)

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The Heidi Chronicles (TV Show)

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The Impatient Heart (TV Show)

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The Priest Killer (TV Show)

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The Storyteller (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Virginia Hill Story (TV Show)

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The Women of Brewster Place (TV Show)

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These Old Broads (TV Show)

Song

Thin Air: A Spenser Mystery (TV Show)

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To Dance With Olivia (TV Show)

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Two Against Time (TV Show)

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Winner Take All (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))
Writer (1)

Kathie Lee Gifford's Celebration of Motherhood 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Writer
Actor (1)

Harry and Walter Go to New York 1976 (Movie)

Piano Player (Actor)
Other (1)

Color Me Barbra 1965 - 1966 (TV Show)

Assistant

Biography

A prolific composer who divides his time between theater, TV and film, David Shire began writing in earnest as an undergraduate at Yale in the late 1950s. Introduced to classmate Richard Maltby Jr., the pair soon formed a writing partnership that has continued on and off for nearly four decades. Their first collaborations were undergraduate shows ("Cyrano de Bergerac" in 1958 and "Grand Tour" in 1959). Following graduation, the pair's first professional show debuted in 1969, the short-lived "The Sap of Life" (1961). Over the years, they have collaborated on numerous songs, primarily lilting ballads, that have been recorded by artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Andy Williams to Liz Callaway. Maltby and Shire have been the subject of two Off-Broadway revues, "Starting Here, Starting Now" (1977) and "Closer Than Ever" (1989). They have also written the scores for two Broadway musicals "Baby" (1983) and "Big" (1996), both of which earned them Tony Award nominations.

Relationships

Esther Miriam Shire

Mother

Didi Conn

Wife
best known for playing Frenchy in the film "Grease" married on February 11, 1984 second marriage for both

Talia Shire Actor

Wife
Married 1970 Divorced 1978

Irving Shire

Father

Talia Shire

Wife
married on March 29, 1970 divorced in 1978

Daniel Shire

Son
born c. 1992 adopted with Didi Conn

Matthew Shire

Son
born c. 1975 mother, Talia Shire

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 1959

Milestones

2001

Reteamed with Maltby for the score of the stage musical "Take Flight"; performed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center

2001

With Maltby, penned original songs featured in the ABC TV-movie "These Old Broads"

1998

Composed the score for the TV remake of "Rear Window"; received Emmy nomination

1995

Wrote score for the Broadway adaptation of the film "Big"

1989

Second Off-Broadway revue of Maltby-Shire songs, "Closer Than Ever"

1983

First Broadway collaboration with Maltby, "Baby"

1979

Earned two Oscar nominations for Best Song; won for "It Goes Like It Goes" from "Norma Rae"

1977

Adapted score of "Saturday Night Fever"; won Grammy Award

1977

Reteamed with Maltby for Off-Broadway revue "Starting Here, Starting Now"

1970

Scored first film, "One More Train to Rob"

1969

Wrote score for first TV-movie, "McCloud: Who Killed Miss U.S.A.?"

1961

Wrote first score for a stage musical "The Sap of Life"; book and lyrics by Maltby

1958

First collaboration with Richard Maltby Jr, stage musical based on "Cyrano de Bergerac"; written while both were undergraduates at Yale

Moved to L.A.; began working in TV writing the scores for shows like "The Virginian" and "It Takes a Thief"

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