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Date of Birth 31 July 1934New York City, New York, USA

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Barry De Vorzon was born on July 31, 1934 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Simon & Simon (1981), The Warriors (1979) and Mischief (1985).

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Shelby Flint (? - ?)

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He wrote what came to be known as "Nadia's Theme" with Perry Botkin Jr. It soared to #8 on the U.S. pop charts charts in December of 1976, due in part to Romania's award-winning Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci choosing it as her personal theme. It originally appeared as "Cotton's Dream" in the film Bless the Beasts & Children (1971). Later, it was acquired by the creators of The Young and the Restless (1973) as the theme of the daytime soap opera. De Vorzon originally teamed with Perry Botkin Jr. and two others, and formed the musical group Barry & the Tamerlanes in 1961. Their song "I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight" hit #21 on the US pop charts in 1963. In 1983, a California jury awarded De Vorzon US$241,000 in damages against A&M Records because it had failed to credit him as the co-writer of "Nadia's Theme" on first pressings of the single.
Shared the 1992 Doris Day Music Award presented by the Ark Trust with Perry Botkin Jr. for their song "Bless the Beasts and Children."

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