Hal David

Lyricist
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Born: 05/24/1921 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (142)

Love, Rosie 2015 (Movie)

("I'll Never Fall In Love Again") (Song)

Strange Magic 2015 (Movie)

("I'll Never Fall In Love Again") (Song)

Together Again for the First Time 2015 (Movie)

("All Because of Mr. Santa Claus") (Song)

Horns 2014 (Movie)

("What The World Needs Now Is Love") (Song)

The Interview 2014 (Movie)

("Walk On By") (Song)

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted 2012 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat?") (Song)

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World 2012 (Movie)

"This Guy's In Love With You" (Song)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas 2011 (Movie)

("Has Anybody Seen Kris Kringle?") (Song)

Country Strong 2010 (Movie)

("Sea Of Heartbreak") (Song)

From Paris With Love 2010 (Movie)

("(They Long To Be) Close To You") (Song)

Little Fockers 2010 (Movie)

"What's New Pussy Cat?" (Song)

Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps 2010 (Movie)

("Two Latin Lovers") (Song)

Cathouse: Menage A Trois 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Song

Not Easily Broken 2009 (Movie)

("A House Is Not A Home") (Song)

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

("Warning") (Song)

Pirate Radio 2009 (Movie)

"This Guy's In Love With You" (Song)

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

("What The World Needs Now") (Song)

The Men Who Stare at Goats 2009 (Movie)

"Wishin' And Hopin'" (Song)

Open Season 2 2008 (Movie)

("(They Long To Be) Close To You") (Song)

Sex and the City 2008 (Movie)

("The Look Of Love" (Madison Park vs. Lenny B Remix)) (Song)

I Think I Love My Wife 2007 (Movie)

("The Look of Love") (Song)

Park 2007 (Movie)

"This Guy's In Love With You" (Song)

Perfect Stranger 2007 (Movie)

("Walk On By" (S&K Remix)) (Song)

The Simpsons Movie 2007 (Movie)

("(They Long to Be) Close to You") (Song)

Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Wives and Lovers") (Song)

Clerks II 2006 (Movie)

("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head") (Song)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

("I Say A Little Prayer") (Song)

Failure to Launch 2006 (Movie)

("This Guy's In Love With You") (Song)

Flushed Away 2006 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat?") (Song)

Imagine Me & You 2006 (Movie)

("The Look Of Love") (Song)

Infamous 2006 (Movie)

("Broken-Hearted Melody") (Song)

Running with Scissors 2006 (Movie)

("One Less Bell To Answer") (Song)

Rent 2005 (Movie)

("Do You Know the Way to San Jose") (Song)

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy 2005 (Movie)

("Magic Moments") (Song)

The Jacket 2005 (Movie)

("We Have All the Time in the World") (Song)

The Wedding Date 2005 (Movie)

("This Guy's in Love with You") (Song)

A Home at the End of the World 2004 (Movie)

("Wishin' And Hopin'") (Song)

Alfie 2004 (Movie)

("Alfie") (Song)

Miracle 2004 (Movie)

("Time And Time Again") (Song)

Spider-Man 2 2004 (Movie)

("Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head") (Song)

In the Cut 2003 (Movie)

("The Look of Love") (Song)

The In-Laws 2003 (Movie)

("What The World Needs Now Is Love") (Song)

Unconditional Love (New Line) 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Song

Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 (Movie)

("What the World Needs Now") (Song)

Catch Me If You Can 2002 (Movie)

("The Look Of Love") (Song)

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

("Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head") (Song)

Enough 2002 (Movie)

("This Guy's In Love With You") (Song)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

("Magic Moments") (Song)

Bandits 2001 (Movie)

("Walk On By") (Song)

Isn't She Great 2000 (Movie)

songs("I'm on My Way" "Open Your Heart") (Song)

Kevin and Perry Go Large 2000 (Movie)

("The Look of Love") (Song)

Meet the Parents 2000 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat?") (Song)

Ratcatcher 2000 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat") (Song)

Shaft 2000 (Movie)

songs("Do What I Gotta Do (contains 'The Look of Love')") (Song)

A Walk on the Moon 1999 (Movie)

songs("Wishin' & Hopin'" "What's New Pussycat") (Song)

Austin Powers: the Spy Who Shagged Me 1999 (Movie)

("I'll Never Fall In Love Again") (Song)

Heart 1999 (Movie)

songs("Sing Hosanna (traditional) "Anyone Who Had a Heart") (Song)

Strange Planet 1999 (Movie)

("The Look of Love") (Song)

Tumbleweeds 1999 (Movie)

("Sea of Heartbreak") (Song)

Clay Pigeons 1998 (Movie)

("Sea of Heartbreak") (Song)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 1998 (Movie)

("Magic Moments") (Song)

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

("Magic Moments") (Song)

I'll Be Home for Christmas 1998 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat") (Song)

Paulie 1998 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat") (Song)

Permanent Midnight 1998 (Movie)

("2Wicky") (Song)

Shooting Fish 1998 (Movie)

songs("What the World Needs Now" "I'm a Better Man (For Having Loved You)" "Do You Know the Way to San Jose") (Song)

The Avengers 1998 (Movie)

("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") (Song)

The Butcher Boy 1998 (Movie)

("Sea of Heartbreak") (Song)

There's Something About Mary 1998 (Movie)

("(They Long to Be) Close to You") (Song)

Burt Bacharach: This Is Now 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 (Movie)

songs("2 Wicky (contains 'Walk On by')" "Walk On By") (Song)

Love Serenade 1997 (Movie)

("What the World Needs Now Is Love") (Song)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

songs("Wishin' and Hopin'" "I Don't Know What to Do With Myself" "Do You Know the Way to San Jose" "I Say a Little Prayer" "What the World Needs Now Is Love") (Song)

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 1997 (Movie)

("(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me") (Song)

One Fine Day 1996 (Movie)

("This Guy's in Love with You") (Song)

The Associate 1996 (Movie)

("The Look of Love") (Song)

Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

songs("What the World Needs Now is Love" "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head") (Song)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

("Sea of Heartbreak") (Song)

Alive 1993 (Movie)

songs("The Look of Love" "Do You Know the Way to San Jose") (Song)

Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story 1993 (Movie)

("The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence") (Song)

Matinee 1993 (Movie)

("The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance") (Song)

Mr. Wonderful 1993 (Movie)

("I Say A Little Prayer") (Song)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Wives and Lovers") (Song)

This Boy's Life 1993 (Movie)

("Magic Moments") (Song)

Father of the Bride 1991 (Movie)

("What's New Pussycat?") (Song)

Little Man Tate 1991 (Movie)

("What the World Needs Now Is Love") (Song)

Sisters 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Theme Song

Goodfellas 1990 (Movie)

("Wives and Lovers") (Song)

Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 (Movie)

("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") (Song)

Night of 100 Stars III 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Song

The Adventures of Ford Fairlane 1990 (Movie)

("Close to You") (Song)

Without You I'm Nothing 1990 (Movie)

songs("A House Is Not a Home" "I Say a Little Prayer For You" "This Guy's in Love With You" "The Look of Love") (Song)

In Country 1989 (Movie)

("What the World Needs Now Is Love") (Song)

It Had to Be You 1989 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Roger & Me 1989 (Movie)

("This Guy's In Love With You") (Song)

The Fabulous Baker Boys 1989 (Movie)

("The Look of Love") (Song)

The Rachel Papers 1989 (Movie)

("This Guy's in Love With You") (Song)

1969 1988 (Movie)

("Windows of the World") (Song)

Arthur 2 On The Rocks 1988 (Movie)

songs("Wives and Lovers" "This Guy's in Love With You") (Song)

Buster 1988 (Movie)

("I Just Don't Know What to do With Myself") (Song)

Evening at Pops (07/30/88) 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Fatal Attraction 1987 (Movie)

lyrics("Alfie") (Theme Lyrics)

Who's That Girl 1987 (Movie)

("What the World Needs Now Is Love") (Song)

A Letter to Brezhnev 1986 (Movie)

lyrics("Always Something There to Remind Me") (Theme Lyrics)

Heartbreak Ridge 1986 (Movie)

("Sea of Heartbreak") (Song)

Off Beat 1986 (Movie)

("Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head") (Song)

The Best of Times 1986 (Movie)

("(They Long To Be) Close To You") (Lyrics)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

("Close to You") (Song Performer)

Best Defense 1984 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Police Academy 1984 (Movie)

lyrics("Magic Moments") (Theme Lyrics)

Baby It's You 1983 (Movie)

lyrics("Baby It's You" "Wives and Lovers") (Theme Lyrics)

Airplane II: the Sequel 1982 (Movie)

lyrics("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") (Theme Lyrics)

Moonraker 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("Moonraker") (Theme Lyrics)

Quadrophenia 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("Wishin' & Hopin") (Theme Lyrics)

The Last Flight of Noah's Ark 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("Half of Me") (Theme Lyrics)

The Wanderers 1979 (Movie)

lyrics("Baby It's You") (Theme Lyrics)

Black Joy 1978 (Movie)

lyrics("I Say a Little Prayer") (Theme Lyrics)

Oklahoma Crude 1973 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Lost Horizon 1972 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Something Big 1971 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 1969 (Movie)

lyrics("What the World Needs Now Is Love") (Theme Lyrics)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969 (Movie)

lyrics("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head") (Theme Lyrics)

On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

The April Fools 1969 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Man Who Had Power Over Women 1969 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Casino Royale 1967 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

On the Flip Side 1966 - 1967 (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

After the Fox 1966 (Movie)

title song lyrics (Song)

Promise Her Anything 1966 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Alfie 1965 (Movie)

title song("Alfie") (Song)

Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

("Made in Paris") (Song)

What's New, Pussycat? 1965 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Send Me No Flowers 1964 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Love in a Goldfish Bowl 1961 (Movie)

title song (Song)

My Geisha 1961 (Movie)

("You Are Sympathy To Me") (Song)

Country Music Holiday 1958 (Movie)

("Country Music Holiday") (Song)

The Sad Sack 1957 (Movie)

title song (Song)

Parent Trap II (TV Show)

Theme Lyrics

Singing Positive (TV Show)

Song

The Trials of Ted Haggard (TV Show)

Composer
Actor (6)

Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Bacharach 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dionne Warwick: Don't Make Me Over 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Hitmakers: The Teens Who Stole Pop Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Burt Bacharach: This Is Now 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Mack David Song

Brother

Anne David

Wife
Married 1947 until her death 1987

Craig David

Son
mother Anne David

Eunice David

Wife
Married on September 2, 1988 until his death 2010

James David

Son
mother Anne David

EDUCATION

School of Journalism, New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

2012

Fourth ever recipient of the Gershwin Prize

2011

Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

1979

Wrote the lyrics to "Moonraker," the third time he contributed music to a James Bond film

1969

Won a Best Original Song Oscar for writing "Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

1968

Won a Grammy for the Broadway musical, "Promises, Promises"

1966

Nominated for first Oscar for writing the title song to "What's New, Pussycat?"

1958

Wrote the lyrics to hit song "Magic Moments"

Bonus Trivia

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David wrote songs for three James Bond films: "Casino Royale" (1967), "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), and 1979's "Moonraker."

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"Pop songs are not as graceful as they used to be. Performers today haven’t gone through the regimen of learning how to write. And of course, everyone wants to own copyrights." -- from New York Times Magazine, 1999

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He and collaborator Burt Bacharach received the fourth Gershwin Prize from the Library of Congress in 2012.

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David wrote the lyrics to several hit songs by pop-singer Dionne Warwick in the 1960s.

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Won an Oscar for Best Original Song for "Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on My Head" in 1970; the song appeared in famous bike-riding scene from "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid."

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