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Michael Gore

Biography

Academy Award-winning composer most widely known for composing the music to Popularity, the 1980 film vintage starring Irene Cara. He and lyricist Dean Pitchford received the 1981 Oscar for Greatest Original Track. His focus on Carrie-The Musical with lyricist Lynn Ahrens obtained notoriety not really much for the tunes themselves but also for the infamous flop that this musical predicated on Stephen King’s book was. He also done Pretty in Red from 1986, Superstar from 1999, as well as the Butcher’s Wife from 1991. He grew up in Brooklyn. His more youthful sibling Lesley Gore became a well-known vocalist and songwriter. He published music for Conditions of Endearment and Broadcast Information, both films by Wayne L. Brooks.

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Full Name Michael Gore
Date Of Birth March 5, 1951
Place Of Birth New York
Profession Composer
Nationality American
Siblings Lesley Gore
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Song, Academy Award for Best Original Music Score, Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
Nominations Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, BAFTA Award for Best Film Music, Grammy Award for Song of the Year
Movies Superstar, Mr. Wonderful, The Butcher's Wife, Defending Your Life, Don't Tell Her It's Me, Pretty in Pink, Terms of Endearment, Fame
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#Fact
1Uncle of Olivia Howard Bagg and August Bagg.
2Cousin-in-law of Neil Bagg.
3Nephew of Howie Horwitz.
4Cousin of Alan Dean Foster and Jana Howard.
5Younger brother of Lesley Gore.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Pacific2001TV Movie music producer
The Evening Star1996composer: original "Terms of Engement" themes
C.P.W.1996TV Series composer - 8 episodes
Generations1989TV Series composer: theme music
Fame1982-1987TV Series composer - 135 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angela and Friends2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
50 años de2009TV Series music - 1 episode
Fame2009writer: "Fame", "Out Here On My Own"
The Hangover2009writer: "Fame"
Dance Flick2009writer: "Fame"
BCN aixeca el teló2008TV Special music: "Fame"
Every Little Step2008Documentary writer: "Fame"
Divas of Disco2007Video writer: "Red Light"
Mania2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hot Rod2007writer: "Never"
La tele de tu vida2007TV Series writer - 1 episode
The SopranosTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Cash Cow2007Short writer: "Fame"
Cesko hledá SuperStar2004-2006TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols!2002-2006TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Karaoke Revolution Party2005Video Game "Fame"
Australian Idol2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Turkstar2004TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols2003TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Nouvelle Star2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 20032003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Camp2003music: "I Sing for You", "Here's Where I Stand"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Martine2002TV Movie lyrics: "Out Here on my Own"
Stars in Their Eyes Kids2002TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Un paso adelante2002TV Series music - 1 episode
Operación triunfo2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar1999writer: "Out Here on My Own", "You Wanna Be a Star Superstar"
Bertelsen - DR2s talkshow1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Know What You Did Last Summer1997writer: "Fame"
Married with Children1996TV Series music - 1 episode
Trevor1994Short music: "Fame" / writer: "Fame"
Mr. Wonderful1993writer: "Still It's You"
Lo Kolel SherutTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1993 lyrics - 1 episode, 1991 music - 1 episode, 1991
Pero ¿esto qué es?1990TV Series writer - 1 episode
FameTV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1983 - 1987 music - 4 episodes, 1982 - 1984 lyrics - 1 episode, 1984
That's Dancing!1985Documentary music: "Fame"
Footloose1984writer: "Never"
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez1983TV Series music - 1 episode
Shoot the Moon1982writer: "Fame"
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV Special writer: "Fame", "Out Here on My Own"
On Location with: FAME1980Documentary short music: "Fame", "I Sing the Body Electric" / writer: "Hot Lunch Jam"
Fame1980music: "Red Light" 1980, "Hot Lunch Jam" 1979, "Fame" 1980, "Out Here On My Own" 1980, "I Sing The Body Electric" 1979
The Donna Reed Show1966TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
UK Championship Snooker2015TV Series music - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series music - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice2012-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena - ArgentinaTV Series producer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Brooklyn Nine-Nine2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sing-Off2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The SimpsonsTV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 1999
The Road to Fame2013Documentary writer: "Fame"
Hawk(e): The Movie2012arranger: "BrownFinger"
Sarah G Live2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent2012TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Baat seng bou hei2012writer: "Cin go taai joeng"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series music - 1 episode
The X Factor2004-2010TV Series writer - 4 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resurrecting Carrie2012Video short
Superstar1999
C.P.W.1996TV Series 1 episode
Mr. Wonderful1993
The Butcher's Wife1991
Defending Your Life1991
The Boyfriend School1990
Pretty in Pink1986
Terms of Endearment1983music composed by
Fame1980

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Pacific2001TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resurrecting Carrie2012Video shortHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Original Score & Best Original Song

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987BMI Film Music AwardBMI Film & TV AwardsPretty in Pink (1986)
1981OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongFame (1980)· Dean Pitchford (lyrics)
1981OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreFame (1980)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Song - Motion PictureFame (1980)· Dean Pitchford (lyrics)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongFame (1980)· Dean Pitchford (lyrics by)
· Naturi Naughton (performed by)
1985GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFootloose (1984)· Bill Wolfer
· Dean Pitchford
· Kenny Loggins
· Tom Snow
· Sammy Hagar
· Eric Carmen
· Jim Steinman
1984OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original ScoreTerms of Endearment (1983)
1981OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Music, Original SongFame (1980)· Lesley Gore (lyrics)
1981Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Original Score - Motion PictureFame (1980)
1981Anthony Asquith Award for Film MusicBAFTA AwardsFame (1980)
1981GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television SpecialFame (1980)· Anthony Evans
· Paul McCrane
· Dean Pitchford
· Lesley Gore
· Robert F. Colesberry


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