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Jerry Bock (1928–2010)

Jerry Bock was born on November 23, 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Jerrold Lewis Bock. He was married to Patricia Faggen. He died on November 3, 2010 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2011 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Movie) (music: "Will I Ever Tell You?", "Will He Like Me?")
 2011 Pan Am (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Coin in a Fountain (2011) ... (writer: "Too Close for Comfort" - uncredited)
 2010 Sex and the City 2 (writer: "Sunrise Sunset")
 2010 Spise med Price (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Den sidste nadver (2010) ... (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man" - uncredited)
 2009 Life During Wartime (writer: "Matchmaker, matchmaker")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.6 (2009) ... (writer: "Rich Girl" - uncredited)
 2009 Hachaverim Shel Naor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prosecution (2009) ... (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2008 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2007 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Grasshopper Experiment (2007) ... (music: "To Life" - uncredited)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 1985 - 2007) (music - 1 episode, 2001)
- We Love Ella! A Tribute to the First Lady of Song (2007) ... (writer: "Too Close For Comfort")
- Broadway's Lost Treasures (2003) ... ("If I Were a Rich Man")
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... (music: "When Did I Fall in Love?")
- The Best of Broadway (1985) ... (writer: "Little Old New York")
 2007 ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway (Documentary) (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset", "Tradition")
 2006 Bring It On: All or Nothing (Video) (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2006 Last Holiday (writer: "Rich Girl")
 2006 Class Act (Documentary) (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 2004 Beyond the Sea (writer: "Artificial Flowers" (1960))
 2004 The 58th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Tradition/Bottle Dance")
 2004 The Lion King 1 1/2 (Video) (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 2003/I The In-Laws (writer: "Too Close for Comfort")
 2002 If I Were a Rich Man (writer: "Moi si j'étais riche" (adapted from "If I Were A Rich Man"))
 2002 Hollywood Ending (writer: "Too Close For Comfort" (1956))
 2001 Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (TV Series) (writer: "If I Were A Rich Man")
 2000 That '70s Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Red Sees Red (2000) ... (music: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1999 Election (writer: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker")
 1999 Hit and Runway (writer: "If I Were A Rich Man")
 1991-1998 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (music - 5 episodes)
- The Screaming Skull (1998) ... (music: "Tevye's Dream" - uncredited)
- The Undead (1997) ... (music: "Tevye's Dream" - uncredited)
- The Day the Earth Froze (1993) ... (music: "Prologue: Tradition")
- Teenage Caveman (1991) ... (music: "If I Were a Rich Man")
- Time of the Apes (1991) ... (music: "Prologue: Tradition")
 1998 The Rat Pack (TV Movie) (writer: "Too Close for Comfort")
 1995 Barbra: The Concert (TV Special documentary) (music: "Will He Like Me?" (1963))
 1994 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bart's Girlfriend (1994) ... (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1994 North ("IF I WERE A RICH MAN")
 1994 The 48th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "I Don't Know His Name/She Loves Me")
 1993 Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (performer: "LAGRIMAS NEGRAS")
 1993 Addams Family Values ("Sunrise, Sunset")
 1993 Mr. Wonderful (music: "Mr. Wonderful")
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Limo (1992) ... (music: "If I Were a Rich Man" - uncredited)
 1990 Opportunity Knocks (writer: "Tradition" - as Jerry Boch)
  It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1987) (music - 1 episode, 1987)
- No Baby, No Show (1987) ... (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
- Garry Met a Girl Named Maria (1987) ... (music: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1986 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Robin Williams/Paul Simon (1986) ... (music: "Sunrise, Sunset", "Matchmaker", "To Life", "If I Were a Rich Man" - uncredited)
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 1982 Zeg 'ns Aaa (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- De flat (1982) ... (music: "Als Ik Toch Eens Rijk Was" - uncredited)
 1981 Close Harmony (Documentary short) (writer: "To Life")
 1979 Best Boy (Documentary) (writer: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 1979 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1979) ... (music: "Sunrise, sunset")
 1978 She Loves Me (TV Movie) (music: "Good Morning, Good Day", "Sounds While Selling/Thank You, Madam", "No More Candy", "Three Letters", "Tonight at Eight", "I Don't Know His Name", "Perspective", "Ilona", "I Resolve", "Will He Like Me?", "Romantic Atmosphere", "Tango Tragique", "Dear Friend", "Try Me", "Where's My Shoe?", "Ice Cream", "She Loves Me", "A Trip to the Library", "Grand Knowing You", "Twelve Days to Christmas", "Ice Cream (Reprise)")
 1974 The Godfather: Part II ("Mr. Wonderful")
 1971 Fiddler on the Roof (music: "Tradition" (1964), "Prologue" (1964), "Matchmaker" (1964), "If I Were a Rich Man" (1964), "Sabbath Prayer" (1964), "To Life" (1964), "Tradition (reprise)" (1964), "Miracle of Miracles" (1964), "Tevye's Dream (The Tailor, Motel Komzoil)" (1964), "Sunrise, Sunset" (1964), "Wedding Celebration and Bottle Dance" (1964), "Do You Love Me?" (1964), "Far From the Home I Love" (1964), "Little Bird, Little Chavela" (1964), "Chava Ballet" (1964), "Anatevka" (1964) - uncredited)
 1970 Liza (TV Movie) (writer: "Tradition")
 1969 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Broadway's Best: 1969 (1969) ... (music: "If I Were A Rich Man")
 1969 Carol Channing and Pearl Bailey: On Broadway (TV Movie) (music: "If I Were a Rich Man")
 1969 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #22.20 (1969) ... (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1968 The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Matchmaker, Matchmaker")
 1968 The Red Skelton Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Love Is an Itch You Can't Scratch (1968) ... (writer: "Sunrise, Sunset")
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 December 1961 (1961) ... (writer: "The Story of Alice" - uncredited)
 1961 Bobby Darin and Friends (TV Movie) (writer: "Too Close for Comfort" - uncredited)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tramp Steamer (1960) ... (writer: "Too Close for Comfort")
 1959/I The Jack Benny Hour (TV Movie) (writer: "Mr. Wonderful" - uncredited)
 1958 Shower of Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.7 (1958) ... (writer: "Mr. Wonderful" - uncredited)
  The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1950) (music - 1 episode, 1950)
- Episode #1.6 (1950) ... (lyrics: "Millie the Fillie" - uncredited) / (music: "Millie the Fillie" - uncredited)
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Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (2 credits)
Show Show Self (2 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage Play: Generation. Comedy. Written by William Goodhart. Incidental music by Jerry Bock. Lyrics by William Goodhart. Scenic Design by George Jenkins. Directed by Gene Saks. Morosco Theatre: 6 Oct 1965- 25 Jun 1966 (300 performances + 10 previews that began on 29 Sep 1965). Cast: Henry Fonda (as "Jim Bolton"), A. Larry Haines (as "Stan ... See more »

Did You Know?


Won four Tony Awards: two in 1960 for "Fiorello!," as Best Composer, in a tie with Richard Rodgers for "The Sound of Music," and for his music as part of a Best Musical win; and two in 1965 for "Fiddler on the Roof," as Best Composer and Lyricist, shared with collaborator Sheldon Harnick and for his music as part of a Best Musical win. He was also Tony-nominated on four other occasions: one in ... See more »

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