David Shire

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Birthday
3, 1937
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
3, 1937 (age 81)
Birthplace
Buffalo, NY

About

Wrote "Manhattan Skyline" and other portions of the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack. In 1985, he composed a musical score for Return to Oz, which was a sequel of The Wizard of Oz.

Before Fame

He met his future musical partner Richard Maltby while the two were at Yale.

Trivia

He wrote the score to the popular 1974 film 'The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,' starring Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw.

Family Life

He was formerly married to the actress Talia Shire, with whom he fathered screenwriter Matthew Shire. He then married Didi Conn in 1982, with whom he had a son named Daniel.

Associated With

He wrote the score for Francis Ford Coppola's 1974 psychological thriller "The Conversation," starring Gene Hackman.