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Don Black was born on June 21, 1938 in London, England as Gerald Blackstone. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.14 (2014) ... (writer: "Amigos para siempre")
 2013 Vive cantando (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amigos para siempre (2013) ... (writer: "Amigos para siempre" - as Donald Black)
 2012 Sons of Anarchy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- J'ai Obtenu Cette (2012) ... (writer: "To Sir With Love" - uncredited)
 2012 Everything or Nothing (Documentary) (writer: "Thunderball")
 2012 The Act of Killing (Documentary) (lyrics: "Born Free")
 2012 Sushi Girl (lyrics: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cançó de l'estiu (2012) ... (writer: "Amigos para siempre")
  Glee (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Michael (2012) ... (lyrics: "Ben" - uncredited)
- Born This Way (2011) ... (lyrics: "As If We Never Said Goodbye" - uncredited)
- Journey to Regionals (2010) ... (writer: "To Sir, with Love" - uncredited)
 2011 Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon (Documentary) (writer: "Ben")
 2011 The Nostalgia Chick (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Worst Witch (2011) ... (lyrics: "Anything Can Happen on Halloween")
 2011 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Urtain (2011) ... (writer: "Amigos para siempre")
  Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2011) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #7.3 (2011) ... (writer: "Amics per sempre")
- Episode #5.3 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Ja no ens pot preocupar res més")
  Land Girls (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 2011) (lyrics - 2 episodes, 2011)
- Darkest Hours (2011) ... (lyrics: "While We're Away")
- Fight the Good Fight (2011) ... (lyrics: "While We're Away")
- Final Reckoning (2011) ... (writer: "While We're Away")
- Displaced Loyalties (2011) ... (writer: "While We're Away")
- Back to the Land (2011) ... (writer: "While We're Away")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Top Six Perform (2010) ... (lyrics: "Ganesh")
 2010 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.5 (2010) ... (writer: "Sam" - uncredited)
 2008-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Greatest Sporting Anthems (2010) ... (writer: "Amigos Para Siempre")
- Child Stars: Where Are They Now? (2008) ... (writer: "Ben")
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Final Results (2010) ... (writer: "Morning Sun")
 2009 SuperSilvester 2009 (TV Movie) (writer: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 2009 50 años de (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Una periodista de a pie (2009) ... (writer: "Friends for Life (Amigos para siempre)")
 2009 Make It or Break It (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (writer: "Dare To Dream")
 2009 Londres, París, Roma 3 (TV Movie) (writer: "Amics per sempre")
 2009 Pirate Radio (lyrics: "To Sir with Love" (1967))
 2008 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.13 (2008) ... (writer: "Ben" - uncredited)
- Episode #5.8 (2008) ... (writer: "Ben" - uncredited)
 2008 Burn After Reading (writer: "Born Free" (1966))
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La taquigrafia i la Viagra (2008) ... (writer: "Amigos para siempre")
 2008 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 13 (2008) ... (writer: "Ben")
 2008 1 quart de 3 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... (writer: "Friends for Life")
 2007 Donkey Xote (writer: "Born Free")
 2007 España baila. De 'La vaca lechera' al 'Aserejé' (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Amigos para siempre (Friends for Life)")
 2007 TV Land Confidential (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music (2007) ... (writer: "Ben")
 2007 El club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.210 (2007) ... (writer: "Friends for Life (Amigos para siempre)")
 2007 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (2007) ... (writer: "Friends for Life (Amigos para siempre)")
 2007 American Idol (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Top 11 Results Show (2007) ... (lyrics: "To Sir, With Love")
 2006 Wedding Wars (TV Movie) (writer: "Ben")
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (writer: "Amigos para siempre")
 2005 Madagascar (writer: "Born Free")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1993 - 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- On a Clear Day I Can't See My Sister (2005) ... ("Born Free", uncredited)
- Whacking Day (1993) ... ("Born Free", uncredited)
- Stark Raving Dad (1991) ... (writer: "Ben" - uncredited)
 2004 That '70s Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- My Wife (2004) ... (lyrics: "Born Free")
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (writer: "Born Free")
 2003 Willard (writer: "Ben")
 2003 A Guy Thing (writer: "Born Free" - as Donald Black)
 2002 Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "The Heart Is Slow To Learn")
 2002 Stars and the Moon: Betty Buckley Live at the Donmar (Video) (lyrics: "As If We Never Said Goodbye")
 2002 Happy Anniversary Mr. Bond (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The World Is Not Enough")
 2002 Die Another Day: From Script to Screen (Video) (lyrics: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 2002 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.9 (2002) ... (writer: "Ben")
 2002 The Broadway Concert (Video documentary) (lyrics: "Andrew Lloyd Webber Medley")
 2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie (writer: "It's The Heart That Matters Most")
 2000 Super Speedway (Documentary) (writer: "On Days Like These")
 2000 The King of Queens (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Strike Too (2000) ... (lyrics: "To Sir, With Love" - uncredited)
 2000 Thomas and the Magic Railroad (writer: "Some Things Never Leave You", "I Know How the Moon Must Feel")
 1999 Soft Toilet Seats (writer: "Born Free")
 1998-1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (lyrics: "Love Changes Everything", "Unexpected Song")
- Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration (1998) ... (lyrics: "Once Upon a Time", "With One Look", "As If We Never Said Goodbye", "Love Changes Everything", "The Heart Is Slow To Learn")
 1999 The World Is Not Enough (writer: "The World Is Not Enough")
 1999 An Audience with Tom Jones (TV Special) (writer: "Thunderball")
 1999 Tom's Midnight Garden (writer: "After Always")
 1998 Bernadette Peters in Concert (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Unexpected Song" - uncredited)
 1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Quest of the Delta Knights (1998) ... (lyrics: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 1998 Boy Meets World (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Graduation (1998) ... (lyrics: "To Sir, With Love")
 1997 Tomorrow Never Dies (lyrics: "Surrender")
 1997 Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (Video) (writer: "Stories", "As Long As There's Christmas", "Don't Fall in Love", "As Long As There's Christmas (Reprise)", "A Cut Above the Rest", "As Long As There's Christmas (End Title)")
 1997 In & Out (writer: "With One Look")
 1997 Plump Fiction (writer: "To Sir With Love")
 1995 The 49th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "As If We Never Said Goodbye")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (lyrics: "As If We Never Said Goodbye" (1992) - uncredited)
 1993 Dirty Weekend (writer: "Bella")
 1992 The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (writer: "Born Free")
 1992 Night Court (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- To Sir with... Ah, What the Heck... Love (1992) ... (lyrics: "To Sir, With Love" - uncredited)
 1991 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 July 1991 (1991) ... (lyrics: "Unexpected Song")
 1990 The 44th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Love Changes Everything")
 1990 The Krays (writer: "Walk Away")
 1988 Moonwalker (lyrics: "Ben")
 1988 A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (lyrics: "I'M NOT AFRAID TO SAY GOODBYE", "CHANCES ARE")
 1987 The Tortellis (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Svengali (1987) ... (lyrics: "Born Free")
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Unexpected Song")
 1986 The Worst Witch (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Worst Witch (Growing Up Isn't Easy)")
 1985 The 39th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Tell Me on a Sunday")
 1984 Scandalous (lyrics: "It's Scandalous")
 1983 The Golden Seal (lyrics: "LETTING GO")
 1983 The 37th Annual Tony Awards (TV Movie) (lyrics: "It's About Magic")
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie) (lyrics: "I Never Lost a Lover Yet", "One Dream at a Time", "Getting Some Feeling Back")
 1981 Pornô! (lyrics: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 1981 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.3 (1981) ... (writer: "He Made Me Laugh")
 1981 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sweet Sorrow (1981) ... (lyrics: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 1981 Honky Tonk Freeway (writer: "Diamond Trinkets")
 1980 The Nude Bomb (lyrics: "You're Always There")
 1979 Ashanti (lyrics: "Don't Lose the Feeling" (end title song))
 1978-1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 11 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "I'll Put You Together Again")
- Episode dated 4 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "I'll Put You Together Again")
- Episode dated 14 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "I'll Put You Together Again")
 1978 A Real American Hero (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Walking Tall")
 1978 The Stud (lyrics: "Let's Go Disco")
 1978 Het is weer zo laat! (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- De sigaar (1978) ... (lyrics: "Thunderball" - uncredited)
- Stop de neutronenbom! (1978) ... (lyrics: "Diamonds Are Forever" - uncredited)
 1978 Quark (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Vanessa 38-24-36 (1978) ... (lyrics: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 1977 The 49th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Come to Me")
 1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again (lyrics: "Until You Love Me", "Come to Me")
 1976 A Special Olivia Newton-John (TV Special) (writer: "Sam" - uncredited)
 1976 It's Showtime (Documentary) (lyrics: "Showtime")
 1976 Robin and Marian (lyrics: "This Way Mary" - uncredited)
 1975 The 47th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Wherever Love Takes Me")
 1975 The Wilby Conspiracy (lyrics: "All the Wishing in the World" - uncredited)
 1975 Shampoo (lyrics: "Born Free" (1966) - uncredited)
 1974 The Man with the Golden Gun (lyrics: "The Man With The Golden Gun")
 1974 Gold (lyrics: "GOLD", "WHEREVER LOVE TAKES ME", "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN ALL MY LIFE")
 1974 The Dove (lyrics: "Sail the Summer Winds")
 1974 The Longest Yard (as Black, "Born Free")
 1974 The Tamarind Seed (lyrics: "Play It Again")
 1974 Paul and Michelle (lyrics: "Paul And Michelle")
 1973 Cahill U.S. Marshal (lyrics: "A Man Gets To Thinkin'")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "All of a Sudden")
- Episode dated 26 April 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Ben")
 1973 The 45th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Ben")
 1973 Walking Tall (lyrics: "Walking Tall")
 1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Nursery Rhyme, Reprise, Evidence Read At The Trail Of The Knave Of Hearts", (lyrics: "The Duchess Is Waiting", "Curiouser And Curiourser", "You've To Know When To Stop", "The Last Word Is Mine", "Digging For Apples", "There Goes Bill", "How Doth The Little Busy Bee", "Dum And Dee Dance", "From The Queen An Invitation For The Duchess To Play Croquette", "The Duchess' Lullaby", "It's More Like A Pig Than A Baby", "I See What I Eat", "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Bat", "The Pun Song", "Off With Their Heads", "Off With Their Heads", "I've Never Been This Far Before", "The Moral Song", "The Me I Never Knew", "Will You Walk A Little Faster, Said A Whiting To A Snail", "They Told Me)
 1972 Pancho Villa (lyrics: "We All End Up the Same")
 1972 The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (1972) ... (writer: "Ben")
 1972 The Public Eye (lyrics: "Follow Follow")
 1972 Ben (lyrics: "Ben's Song", "Start the Day")
 1971 Diamonds Are Forever (lyrics: "Diamonds Are Forever")
 1970 Goodbye Gemini (writer: "Tell the World We're Not In")
 1970 Hoffman (lyrics: "If There Ever Is a Next Time")
 1970 A Walk in the Spring Rain (lyrics: "A Walk in the Spring Rain")
 1970 Satan's Harvest (writer: "Two People")
 1970 With Love in Mind (lyrics: "With Love in Mind")
 1970 The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "True Grit")
 1967-1970 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Academy Awards (1970) ... (lyrics: "True Grit" - uncredited)
- Music! Music! Music! (1967) ... (lyrics: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 1970 Mister Jerico (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Mister Jerico")
 1969 Run Wild, Run Free (lyrics: "Run Wild, Run Free")
 1969 True Grit (lyrics: "True Grit")
 1969 The Italian Job (lyrics: "On Days Like These", "Getta Bloomin' Move On!" (uncredited))
 1969 Midas Run (writer: "The Midas Run")
 1969 The Southern Star (lyrics: "THE SOUTHERN STAR")
 1969 The Jonathan Winters Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.17 (1969) ... (lyrics: "Born Free")
 1969 The Guru (lyrics: "Where did you come from?")
 1969 Sinful Davey (lyrics: "Sinful Davey")
 1969 Some Girls Do (lyrics: "Some Girls Do")
 1968 The Limbo Line (lyrics: "Here I Go Again")
 1968 Hot Millions (lyrics: "This Time")
 1968 Work Is a 4-Letter Word (writer: "Work Is a Four-Letter Word")
 1968 Boom! (lyrics: "Hideaway")
 1968 The Party (lyrics: "Nothing to Lose" (1968), "The Party" (1968))
 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Sheriffs Are Bought, Not Made (1968) ... (lyrics: "To Sir, with Love" - uncredited)
 1967 To Sir, with Love (lyrics: "To Sir, With Love")
 1967 The Long Duel ("When the World is Ready")
 1967 The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (lyrics: "The Real Me", "Where Are the Men")
 1967 The 39th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (lyrics: "Born Free")
 1966 Born Free (lyrics: "Born Free" - uncredited)
 1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.58 (1966) ... (writer: "Thunderball")
 1965 Thunderball (lyrics: "Thunderball")
 1965 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 October 1965 (1965) ... (writer: "Start Living")
 1965 Go Go Mania (writer: "Walk Away", "For Mamma" - uncredited)
 1961 A Coming-Out Party (writer: "Tiggetty Boo" - uncredited)
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He was lyricist for the stage adaptation of the musical, "Bonnie and Clyde," at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Laura Osnes (played Bonnie) and Jeremy Jordan (played Clyde) in the cast. Frank Wildhorn was musical composer. Ivan Menchell wrote the book. See more »

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He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award: The Hilton Award for Best New Musical of 2002 for "Bombay Dreams", performed at the Apollo Theatre. See more »

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