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Best known for his songs for "Bye Bye Birdie", but also a prolific composer for Broadway's "All American", "Golden Boy", and "It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman", and off-Broadway revues "The Littlest Revue" and "Shoestring '57". He was educated at Ohio State University (BA), and Columbia Grad. School of Journalism (M.Sc.J). He wrote ... See full bio »

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Bye Bye Birdie
Bye Bye Birdie Music Department
All in the Family
All in the Family Music Department
Secondhand Lions
Secondhand Lions Soundtrack
Charlie Bartlett
Charlie Bartlett Soundtrack


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 1995 Bye Bye Birdie (TV Movie) (lyrics)
 1979-1983 Archie Bunker's Place (TV Series) (composer - 97 episodes)
- I'm Torn Here (1983) ... (composer: opening theme)
- Small Claims Court (1983) ... (composer: opening theme)
- No One Said It Was Easy (1983) ... (composer: opening theme)
- Bunker Madness (1983) ... (composer: opening theme)
- Store Wars (1983) ... (composer: opening theme)
 1971-1979 All in the Family (TV Series) (composer - 205 episodes)
- Too Good Edith (1979) ... (composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days")
- The Return of Stephanie's Father (1979) ... (composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days")
- The Family Next Door (1979) ... (composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days")
- Edith Gets Fired (1979) ... (composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days")
- Stephanie's Conversion (1979) ... (composer: opening theme "Those Were the Days")
 1975 When Things Were Rotten (TV Series) (lyricist - 13 episodes)
- This Lance for Hire (1975) ... (lyricist)
- The Spy: Part 2 (1975) ... (lyricist)
- The Spy: Part 1 (1975) ... (lyricist)
- Birthday Blues (1975) ... (lyricist)
- Quarantine (1975) ... (lyricist)
 1968 Justice for All (TV Movie) (lyrics)
 1965 Sammy Davis and the Wonderful World of Children (TV Special) (music by)
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He wrote the lyrics for the musical comedy, "Bye Bye, Birdie", at the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City with John Stamos (Albert Peterson); Gina Gershon (Rosie Alvarez); Bill Irwin (Mr. Harry MacAfee); Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Mae Peterson); Dee Hoty (Mrs. MacAfee); and Nolan Gerard Funk (Conrad Birdie) in the cast. ... See more »

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Won Broadway's Tony Award twice: in 1961, his lyrics as part of a Best Musical win for "Bye, Bye Birdie;" and in 1970, his lyrics as part of a Best Musical win for "Applause." He was also nominated in 1965 for his lyrics as part of a Best Musical nomination for "Golden Boy." See more »

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