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Neal Hefti (1922–2008)

Composer ("'Batman' Theme), conductor, arrager and trumpeter, educated in high school and through private music study. He was a trumpeter and arranger with dance orchestras including those of Harry James, Woody Herman, and Charlie Spivak between 1941 and 1951. He was a staff arranger and arranger for the "Arthur Godfrey Show" and the "Kate Smith ... See full bio »

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 2013 The Dark Knight in the Playroom (Video short) (title music - uncredited)
 1982-1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- My Strife in Court (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- The New Car (1982) ... (composer: Odd Couple theme)
 1970-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (composer - 114 episodes)
- Felix Remarries (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Laugh Clown, Laugh (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Old Flames Never Die (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Roy Clark Show (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Two Men on a Hoarse (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Nothin' But the Truth (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Fancy Fixtures (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Disorder in the Court (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Corie's Rear Window (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Somethin' Fishy (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1970 The Moonshine War (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1966-1968 Batman (TV Series) (composer - 120 episodes)
- Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- The Joker's Flying Saucer (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- The Great Train Robbery (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
 1968 The Fred Astaire Show (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1967 Charlie Bubbles (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1966 Batman: The Movie (composer: Batman Theme)
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl (conductor)
 1957 The Kate Smith Show (TV Series) (orchestra leader)
 1957 Jamboree! (musical director)
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In 1973, he wrote the music for an unsold television pilot based on his TV movie "The 500 Pound Jerk". The comedy included scenes from the telefilm as well as new footage which told the story of the American weightlifter and the Russian gymnast adjust to life in the U.S. following the Olympics. See more »

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Met his wife, Frances Wayne, when both were with the Woody Herman orchestra in the 1940s, he as a trumpeter/arranger, she as a singer. See more »

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Scorpio

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