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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
1 Uncle of Olivia Howard Bagg and August Bagg.
2 Cousin-in-law of Neil Bagg.
3 Nephew of Howie Horwitz.
4 Cousin of Alan Dean Foster and Jana Howard.
5 Younger brother of Lesley Gore.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Pacific 2001 TV Movie music producer
The Evening Star 1996 composer: original "Terms of Engement" themes
C.P.W. 1996 TV Series composer - 8 episodes
Generations 1989 TV Series composer: theme music
Fame 1982-1987 TV Series composer - 135 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Angela and Friends 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
50 años de 2009 TV Series music - 1 episode
Fame 2009 writer: "Fame", "Out Here On My Own"
The Hangover 2009 writer: "Fame"
Dance Flick 2009 writer: "Fame"
BCN aixeca el teló 2008 TV Special music: "Fame"
Every Little Step 2008 Documentary writer: "Fame"
Divas of Disco 2007 Video writer: "Red Light"
Mania 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hot Rod 2007 writer: "Never"
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sopranos TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2007 writer - 1 episode, 2007
Cash Cow 2007 Short writer: "Fame"
Cesko hledá SuperStar 2004-2006 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols! 2002-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Karaoke Revolution Party 2005 Video Game "Fame"
Australian Idol 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Turkstar 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Nouvelle Star 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
American Idol 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Camp 2003 music: "I Sing for You", "Here's Where I Stand"
Deutschland sucht den Superstar 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Martine 2002 TV Movie lyrics: "Out Here on my Own"
Stars in Their Eyes Kids 2002 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Idols 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Un paso adelante 2002 TV Series music - 1 episode
Operación triunfo 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Superstar 1999 writer: "Out Here on My Own", "You Wanna Be a Star Superstar"
Bertelsen - DR2s talkshow 1999 TV Series writer - 1 episode
I Know What You Did Last Summer 1997 writer: "Fame"
Married with Children 1996 TV Series music - 1 episode
Trevor 1994 Short music: "Fame" / writer: "Fame"
Mr. Wonderful 1993 writer: "Still It's You"
Lo Kolel Sherut TV Series writer - 1 episode, 1993 lyrics - 1 episode, 1991 music - 1 episode, 1991
Pero ¿esto qué es? 1990 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fame TV Series writer - 4 episodes, 1983 - 1987 music - 4 episodes, 1982 - 1984 lyrics - 1 episode, 1984
That's Dancing! 1985 Documentary music: "Fame"
Footloose 1984 writer: "Never"
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez 1983 TV Series music - 1 episode
Shoot the Moon 1982 writer: "Fame"
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 1981 TV Special writer: "Fame", "Out Here on My Own"
On Location with: FAME 1980 Documentary short music: "Fame", "I Sing the Body Electric" / writer: "Hot Lunch Jam"
Fame 1980 music: "Red Light" 1980, "Hot Lunch Jam" 1979, "Fame" 1980, "Out Here On My Own" 1980, "I Sing The Body Electric" 1979
The Donna Reed Show 1966 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
UK Championship Snooker 2015 TV Series music - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon TV Series music - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2014
The Voice 2012-2015 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Tu cara me suena - Argentina TV Series producer - 1 episode, 2014 writer - 1 episode, 2014
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sing-Off 2013 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2013 music - 1 episode, 1999
The Road to Fame 2013 Documentary writer: "Fame"
Hawk(e): The Movie 2012 arranger: "BrownFinger"
Sarah G Live 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Britain's Got Talent 2012 TV Series lyrics - 1 episode
Baat seng bou hei 2012 writer: "Cin go taai joeng"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011 TV Series music - 1 episode
The X Factor 2004-2010 TV Series writer - 4 episodes

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resurrecting Carrie 2012 Video short
Superstar 1999
C.P.W. 1996 TV Series 1 episode
Mr. Wonderful 1993
The Butcher's Wife 1991
Defending Your Life 1991
The Boyfriend School 1990
Pretty in Pink 1986
Terms of Endearment 1983 music composed by
Fame 1980

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
South Pacific 2001 TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Resurrecting Carrie 2012 Video short Himself
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Original Score & Best Original Song

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987 BMI Film Music Award BMI Film & TV Awards Pretty in Pink (1986)
1981 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Fame (1980) · Dean Pitchford (lyrics)
1981 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score Fame (1980)
1981 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture Fame (1980) · Dean Pitchford (lyrics)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Music, Adapted Song Fame (1980) · Dean Pitchford (lyrics by)
· Naturi Naughton (performed by)
1985 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Instrumental Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Footloose (1984) · Bill Wolfer
· Dean Pitchford
· Kenny Loggins
· Tom Snow
· Sammy Hagar
· Eric Carmen
· Jim Steinman
1984 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Score Terms of Endearment (1983)
1981 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Music, Original Song Fame (1980) · Lesley Gore (lyrics)
1981 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Score - Motion Picture Fame (1980)
1981 Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music BAFTA Awards Fame (1980)
1981 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Fame (1980) · Anthony Evans
· Paul McCrane
· Dean Pitchford
· Lesley Gore
· Robert F. Colesberry


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