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David Amram

David Amram has been described as "the Renaissance man of American music." He has composed over 100 orchestral and chamber works, written two operas, and many scores for theatre and films. He has collaborated with such notables as Leonard Bernstein, Dizzy Gillespie, Dustin Hoffman, Charlie Mingus, Elia Kazan, Odetta, Jack Kerouac, Betty Carter and... See full bio »
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 2014 Searching for Camelot (Documentary) (completed)
 2011 David Amram: The First 80 Years (Documentary)
 2011 Jack Kerouac Slept Here (Short)
 2003 Muela (Short)
 1996 Frog Crossing (Short)
 1988 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pigeon Feathers (1988)
 1983/I Medea (TV Movie)
 1980 Sadat's Eternal Egypt (TV Movie documentary)
 1973 The Holy Land (TV Movie documentary)
 1967 We Are Young (Short)
 1965 Directions (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1964/II Hamlet
 1961 Splendor in the Grass (music composed by)
 1961 Cry Vengeance! (TV Movie)
 1960 Sunday Showcase (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The American (1960)
 1959 Startime (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1959 Pull My Daisy (Short)
 1959 Echo of an Era (Short)
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Other Works:

Author "Offbeat: Collaborating With Kerouac" (Thunder's Mouth) 2002. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously.


Father of actress/performance artist Adira Amram, singer/songwriter Alana Amram, and drummer/musician Adam Amram.

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