Lionel Bart

Lyricist, Composer, Playwright
Lionel Bart brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1956, he co-wrote the hit song "Rock with the Caveman," performed by Tommy Steele. In 1959, he was the lyricist ... Read more »
Born: 08/01/1930 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Music (13)

Confetti 2006 (Movie)

'Living Doll' (Composer)

Evening at Pops (07/18/87) 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Song

Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1972 - 1973 (TV Show)

Song

The Optimists 1972 (Movie)

(Music)

The Optimists 1972 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Black Beauty 1970 (Movie)

(Music)

Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 (Movie)

from musical play (Music)

Lock Up Your Daughters! 1969 (Movie)

lyrics (Theme Lyrics)

Oliver! 1968 (Movie)

(Music)

Oliver! 1968 (Movie)

songs("Food, Glorious Food" "Oliver!" "Boy For Sale" "Where Is Love?" "Consider Yourself" "Pick a Pocket or Two" "I'd Do Anything" "Be Back Soon" "As Long As He Needs Me" "Who Will Buy?" "It's a Fine Life" "Reviewing the Situation" "Oom-Pah-Pah") (Song)

From Russia With Love 1964 (Movie)

title song (Song)

The Man in the Middle 1964 (Movie)

(Music)

Never Let Go 1960 (Movie)

title song (Song)
Actor (2)

Brian Epstein 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alternative Miss World 1979 (Movie)

Himself--Judge (Actor)

Biography

Lionel Bart brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1956, he co-wrote the hit song "Rock with the Caveman," performed by Tommy Steele. In 1959, he was the lyricist for the hit "Lock Up Your Daughters." He wrote songs for Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele. In 1964, he had a modest London success with "Maggie May." Bart began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the crime feature "Never Let Go" (1960) with Richard Todd. He followed this honor with songs in "Oliver!" (1968) with Ron Moody. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "From Russia With Love" in 1964. . In the sixties and the seventies, Bart's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the dramatic adaptation "Black Beauty" (1971) with Mark Lester and the Peter Sellers drama "The Optimists" (1973). Bart was most recently credited in the Ray Romano box office smash animated sequel "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006). In the eighties through the early 2000s, Bart lent his talents to projects like "The Alternative Miss World" (1980), "Evening at Pops (07/18/87)" (PBS, 1986-87) and "Brian Epstein" (1999-2000). His credits also expanded to "Confetti" with Martin Freeman (2006). Bart passed away in April 1999 at the age of 69.

EDUCATION

attended art school

Milestones

1980

Appeared as himself as a judge at a beauty contest in "The Alternative Miss World"

1975

Arrested for drunken driving; banned from operating an automobile

1972

Declared bankruptcy

1970

Wrote the music for the film adaptation of "Black Beauty"

1968

Experienced a stage setback with the ill-fated musical "La Strada," based on Fellini's classic film

1968

Carol Reed's film version of "Oliver!" proved a popular success; nominated for 11 Academy Awards, winning five including Best Musical and Best Director

1965

Suffered the biggest failure of his career with the stage show "Twang!," based on the Robin Hood story

1964

Had a modest London success with "Maggie May"

1964

Scored the feature "The Man in the Middle"

1963

Broadway debut with American production of "Oliver!"; won Tony Awards as Best Musical and for Best Score

1963

Penned the title song for the James Bond film "From Russia With Love"

1960

Breakthrough stage success, "Oliver!", a musical based on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist"

1959

Debut as composer and lyricist with the revue "Fings Ain't Wot They Used t' Be"

1959

Was the lyricist for the hit "Lock Up Your Daughters"

1956

Co-wrote the hit song "Rock with the Caveman," performed by Tommy Steele

Known for such albums as "Oliver!"

Served in the Royal Air Force (RAF)

Wrote songs for Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele

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