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David Helfgott

David Helfgott was born on May 19, 1947 in Melbourne, Australia. He has been married to Gillian Helfgott since August 20, 1984. He was previously married to Clara Helfgott. See full bio »

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Shine Music Department
Hello I Am David!
The 69th Annual Academy Awards
The 69th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Performer


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 2015 Hello I Am David! (Documentary) ("Flight of the Bumblebee" composed by nm0006253, "Preludes (13)" composed by nm0006245, "Italian Concerto: F Major, MWV 971" composed by nm0001925, "Sonata Appassionata: Op.57 in F Major" composed by nm0002727, "Piano Concerto No.3: Op.30 in D Minor" composed by nm0006245)
 1996 Shine (performer: "La Campanella", "Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 In C Sharp Minor", "Flight Of The Bumble Bee", "Sospiro", "Piano Concerto No 3 In D Minor, Opus 30", "Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Opus 3, No. 2")
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 1996 Shine (musician: piano)
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 1996 Shine (thanks)
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 2015 Hello I Am David! (Documentary)
 1998 David (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary)
- David Helfgott (1997) ... Himself
 1997 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series)
- Episode #5.77 (1997) ... Himself
 1997 The 69th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Performer
 1997 David Helfgott: Live in Japan '91 (Video)
 1996 The 1996 Australian Film Institute Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Pianist
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 2006 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary)
- Great Aussie Movies (2006) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played piano on several tracks of the Silverchair album "Neon Ballroom"

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He's portrayed by Alex Rafalowicz, Noah Taylor and Geoffrey Rush in Shine (1996).

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