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Joel Hirschhorn (I) (1937–2005)

Joel Hirschhorn shared two Academy Awards for theme songs in "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno," with longtime collaborator Al Kasha. During his long career Hirschhorn's songs sold more than 90 million records, and were featured in more then 20 films and were recorded by various artists including Elvis Presley. Hirschorn and Kasha... See full bio »

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Known For

The Towering Inferno
(1974)
The Poseidon Adventure
(1972)
All Dogs Go to Heaven
(1989)
Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday Soundtrack
(2003)

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 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Reptilicus (2017) ... (writer: "The Morning After" - uncredited)
 2008 The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Candle on the Water" - uncredited)
  Pushing Daisies (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2008) (music - 1 episode, 2008)
- The Legend of Merle McQuoddy (2008) ... (lyrics: "Candle on the Water") / (music: "Candle on the Water")
 2008 King of the Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pour Some Sugar on Kahn (2008) ... (writer: "The Morning After")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 2006)
- The Wettest Stories Ever Told (2006) ... (writer: "The Morning After" - uncredited)
- A Streetcar Named Marge (1992) ... ("The Morning After", uncredited)
  How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2006) (music - 1 episode, 2006)
- Nothing Good Happens After 2 AM (2006) ... (lyrics: "The Song From The Poseidon Adventure" - uncredited) / (music: "The Song From The Poseidon Adventure" - uncredited)
 2005 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don't Make Me Over (2005) ... (writer: "The Morning After" - uncredited)
 2005 Adam & Steve (writer: "It's the 80's", "Sexy 80's")
 2003 Freaky Friday (writer: "I'd Like to Be Like You for a Day" - as Joel Hirschorn)
 2003 Rugrats Go Wild ("The Morning After")
 2002 Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (writer: "The Morning After")
 1998 Slums of Beverly Hills (writer: "The Morning After" - as Joel Hirschorn)
 1992-1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Riding with Death (1997) ... (writer: "Candle on the Water" - uncredited)
- The Deadly Mantis (1997) ... (writer: "The Morning After" - uncredited)
- The Day the Earth Froze (1993) ... (writer: "The Morning After")
- Crash of Moons (1992) ... (writer: "The Morning After" - uncredited)
- The Castle of Fu Manchu (1992) ... (writer: "The Morning After")
 1997 The Ice Storm (writer: "The Morning After")
 1995 Let It Be Me (writer: "I Can't Let Go Of You")
 1993 David Copperfield (TV Movie) (lyrics: "I Hate Boys", "Welcome to My Warehouse", "Something's Gonna Turn Up", "Is There Anyone?", "Family Christmas", "I'll Be Your Hero", "Imagination", "Everyone's a Big Cheese Here") / (music: "I Hate Boys", "Welcome to My Warehouse", "Something's Gonna Turn Up", "Is There Anyone?", "Family Christmas", "I'll Be Your Hero", "Imagination", "Everyone's a Big Cheese Here")
 1993 Timmy's Special Delivery: A Precious Moments Christmas (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Brightest Star") / (music: "The Brightest Star")
 1993 The Magic Paintbrush (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Magic Paintbrush", "I'll Keep Believing") / (music: "Magic Paintbrush", "I'll Keep Believing")
 1991 Timmy's Gift: A Precious Moments Christmas (Video) (lyrics: "The Brightest Star", "Starlight Theme") / (music: "The Brightest Star", "Starlight Theme")
 1991 The Giant of Thunder Mountain (arranger: "Now I Have Everything") / (lyrics: "Now I Have Everything") / (music: "Now I Have Everything") / (producer: "Now I Have Everything") / (writer: "Now I Have Everything")
 1990 Doogie Howser, M.D. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Ain't Over Till Mrs. Howser Sings (1990) ... (writer: "The Song From The Poseidon Adventure" - uncredited)
 1989 All Dogs Go to Heaven (lyrics: "Love Survives") / (music: "Love Survives")
 1989 Jake Spanner, Private Eye (TV Movie) (writer: "Dance in the Old Fashioned Way")
 1988 Dangerous Curves (writer: "IT MUST BE YOU")
 1987 Dorothy Meets Ozma of Oz (Video short) (writer: "A Special Place")
 1985 Goodbye Charlie (TV Short) (lyrics: "Goodbye Charlie")
 1985 A Summer to Remember (TV Movie) (lyrics: "It's You")
 1984 Lovelines (lyrics: "LOVELINES", "TOTALLY GONE", "A DREAM IS COMIN'", "A TIME LIKE THIS AGAIN", "NUMBER ONE", "REFLEX") / (music: "LOVELINES", "TOTALLY GONE", "A DREAM IS COMIN'", "A TIME LIKE THIS AGAIN", "NUMBER ONE", "REFLEX")
 1981 Once Upon a Mouse (Short documentary) (lyrics: "Brazzle Dazzle Day") / (music: "Brazzle Dazzle Day")
 1981 Take This Job and Shove It (lyrics: "You Can Count on Beer", "How Good It Used to Be") / (music: "You Can Count on Beer", "How Good It Used to Be")
 1980 The Earthling (lyrics: "Fast Women and Slow Dancin", "He'll Never Fill My Shoes") / (music: "Fast Women and Slow Dancin", "He'll Never Fill My Shoes")
 1979 Shirley MacLaine at the Lido (TV Movie) (writer: "The Old Fashioned Way")
 1979 The North Avenue Irregulars (writer: "Mississippi Magic", "Pass a Little Love Around")
 1978 Hot Lead and Cold Feet (writer: "May the Best Man Win")
 1978 The 50th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Candle on the Water")
 1977 Pete's Dragon (lyrics: "The Happiest Home in These Hills", "Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)", "I Saw a Dragon", "It's Not Easy", "Passamashloddy", "Candle on the Water", "There's Room for Everyone", "Every Little Piece", "Brazzle Dazzle Day", "Bill of Sale", "Finale: I Saw a Dragon / Brazzle Dazzle Day" - uncredited) / (music: "The Happiest Home in These Hills", "Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too)", "I Saw a Dragon", "It's Not Easy", "Passamashloddy", "Candle on the Water", "There's Room for Everyone", "Every Little Piece", "Brazzle Dazzle Day", "Bill of Sale", "Finale: I Saw a Dragon / Brazzle Dazzle Day" - uncredited)
 1976 Freaky Friday (lyrics: "I'd like to be you for a day") / (music: "I'd like to be you for a day")
 1976 Having Babies (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Paper Bridges")
 1976 Killer Force (lyrics: "The Old Fashioned Way")
 1974-1975 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 6 May 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "The Old Fashioned Way")
- Episode dated 21 March 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "The Old Fashioned Way")
 1975 The 47th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "We May Never Love Like This Again")
 1975 Someone I Touched (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Someone I Touched") / (music: "Someone I Touched")
 1974 The Towering Inferno (lyrics: "We May Never Love Like This Again") / (music: "We May Never Love Like This Again") / (writer: "The Morning After" - uncredited)
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 24 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "The Morning After")
 1973 The 45th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Morning After")
 1972 The Poseidon Adventure (lyrics: "The Song from The Poseidon Adventure" (1972)) / (music: "The Song from The Poseidon Adventure" (1972))
 1970 The Cheyenne Social Club (lyrics: "Rolling Stone", "One Dream") / (music: "Rolling Stone", "One Dream")
 1970 The Grasshopper (lyrics: "LOOK AGAIN") / (music: "LOOK AGAIN")
 1969 The April Fools (writer: "Wake Up", "Sugar Kite", "Flame", "Give Your Lady What She Wants", "I Remember The Rain")
 1966 The Fat Spy (writer: "I'd Like To Be a Rose In Your Garden" - uncredited)
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Was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Score, both music and lyrics, with collaborator Al Kasha: in 1981 for "Copperfield," and in 1983, including music credit to Gene de Paul and lyrics credit to Johnny Mercer, for "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers."

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