Billy Goldenberg (1936–2020)


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Composer, conductor, arranger, pianist and songwriter, the son of Morris Goldenberg. He was educated at Columbia College (BA), where he composed and arranged the Columbia Varsity Shows, and also Camp Tamiment. He took private music studies with Hall Overton and he wrote incidental music for the Broadway revue "An Evening With Mike Nichols & Elaine... See full bio »

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(1972)
Kojak Composer
(1973-1977)
(2019)

Filmography

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 2018 Did You Know My Husband? (TV Movie)
 2004 Richard Matheson: The Writing of 'Duel' (Video documentary short)
 2003 ABC's 50th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special documentary)
 1998 Monday After the Miracle (TV Movie)
 1998 CBS: The First 50 Years (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Convictions (TV Movie)
 1996 Christmas Every Day (TV Movie)
 1995 No Greater Love (TV Movie)
 1995 An Element of Truth (TV Movie)
 1994 Someone Else's Child (TV Movie)
 1993 Message from Nam (TV Movie)
 1993 Silent Cries
 1992 The Man Upstairs (TV Movie)
 1992 A House of Secrets and Lies (TV Movie)
 1992 Miss America: Behind the Crown (TV Movie)
 1992 Miss Rose White (TV Movie)
 1992 What She Doesn't Know (TV Movie)
 1992 Miles from Nowhere (TV Movie)
 1991 One Special Victory (TV Movie)
 1991 Maury (TV Series)
 1991 Crazy About the Movies: Dennis Hopper (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Chernobyl: The Final Warning (TV Movie)
 1991 Perfect Harmony (TV Movie)
 1991 Line of Fire: The Morris Dees Story (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1990 Lucky Chances (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1990)
- Episode #1.2 (1990)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1990 People Like Us (TV Movie)
 1990 City (TV Series)
 1989 Around the World in 80 Days (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1989)
- Episode #1.2 (1989)
- Episode #1.1 (1989)
 1988 Little Girl Lost (TV Movie)
 1988 18 Again!
 1988 Family Man (TV Series)
 1987 Sadie and Son (TV Movie)
 1987 Poker Alice (TV Movie)
 1987 Nutcracker: Money, Madness & Murder (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1987)
- Episode #1.2 (1987)
- Episode #1.1 (1987)
 1987/I Murder by the Book (TV Movie)
 1976-1986 National Geographic Specials (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
 1985-1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- What If...? (1986)
- Secret Cinema (1986)
 1986 Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (TV Movie)
 1986 There Must Be a Pony (TV Movie)
 1986 Good to Go
 1986 Dress Gray (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (music by)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (music by)
 1986 The Right of the People (TV Movie)
 1985 Love Is Never Silent (TV Movie)
 1985 Kane & Abel (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
 1985 Love on the Run (TV Movie)
 1985 Out of the Darkness (TV Movie)
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1985)
- Episode #1.1 (1985)
 1985 Obsessed with a Married Woman (TV Movie)
 1984 The Sun Also Rises (TV Mini Series)
 1984 For Love or Money (TV Movie)
 1984 His Mistress (TV Movie)
 1984 Scorned and Swindled (TV Movie)
 1984 Sentimental Journey (TV Movie)
 1984 Why Me? (TV Movie)
 1983 The Awakening of Candra (TV Movie)
 1983 Prototype (TV Movie)
 1983 Memorial Day (TV Movie)
 1983 Happy (TV Movie)
 1983 Dempsey (TV Movie)
 1983 Bare Essence (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Hour Five (1983)
- Hour Four (1983)
- Hour Three (1983)
- Hour Two (1983)
- Hour One (1983)
 1983 Intimate Agony (TV Movie)
 1983 Rage of Angels (TV Movie)
 1983 Confessions of a Married Man (TV Movie)
 1983 Another Woman's Child (TV Movie)
 1982 Bare Essence (TV Movie)
 1981-1982 Love, Sidney (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Activist (1982) ... (music by)
- Welcome Home (1981) ... (music by)
 1982 Massarati and the Brain (TV Movie)
 1982 Rehearsal for Murder (TV Movie)
 1982 Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (TV Movie documentary)
 1982 A Question of Honor (TV Movie)
 1982 The Gift of Life (TV Movie)
 1982 Marian Rose White (TV Movie)
 1982 Washington Mistress (TV Movie)
 1981 The Gangster Chronicles (TV Mini Series) (13 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1981)
- Episode #1.11 (1981)
- Episode #1.13 (1981)
- Episode #1.10 (1981)
- Episode #1.9 (1981)
 1981 The Ordeal of Bill Carney (TV Movie)
 1981 Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (TV Movie)
 1981 Callie & Son (TV Movie)
 1981 Dial 'M' for Murder (TV Movie)
 1981 This House Possessed (TV Movie)
 1981 Crisis at Central High (TV Movie)
 1980 The Diary of Anne Frank (TV Movie)
 1980 Father Figure (TV Movie)
 1980 A Perfect Match (TV Movie)
 1980 Act of Love (TV Movie)
 1980 The Women's Room (TV Movie)
 1980 Haywire (TV Movie)
 1980 The Love Tapes (TV Movie)
 1980 All God's Children (TV Movie)
 1980 Skag (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1980)
 1979 Scavenger Hunt (music scored by)
 1979 The Family Man (TV Movie)
 1979 Flesh & Blood (TV Movie)
 1979 The Miracle Worker (TV Movie)
 1979 The Lazarus Syndrome (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Lazarus Syndrome (1979) ... (uncredited)
 1979 Dorothy (TV Series)
 1979 The Cracker Factory (TV Movie)
 1978 A Question of Love (TV Movie)
 1978 20/20 (TV Series documentary)
 1978 Metamorphoses
 1978 Actor (TV Movie)
 1978 King (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1978) ... (music by)
- Episode #1.2 (1978) ... (music by)
- Episode #1.1 (1978) ... (music by)
 1976-1977 Delvecchio (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The High Price of Justice (1977) ... (music)
- The Avenger (1976) ... (music)
- Delvecchio (1976)
 1977 Westside Medical (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1977 An Evening with Diana Ross (TV Special)
 1974-1976 Rhoda (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- No Big Deal (1976)
- The Separation (1976)
 1976 High Risk (TV Movie)
 1976 Return to Earth (TV Movie)
 1976 Gemini Man (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1976)
 1976 Future Cop (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1976)
 1976 Helter Skelter (TV Mini Series) (2 episodes)
- Part II (1976)
- Part I (1976)
 1974-1976 Harry O (TV Series) (11 episodes)
- Group Terror (1975) ... (music composed and conducted by)
- Mayday (1975)
- Reflections (1975) ... (music composed and conducted by)
 1976 One of My Wives Is Missing (TV Movie)
 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (TV Movie)
 1976 James Dean (TV Movie)
 1976 Dark Victory (TV Movie)
 1976 The Dumplings (TV Series)
 1976 Widow (TV Movie)
 1975 The Incredible Machine (Documentary)
 1975 The UFO Incident (TV Movie)
 1975 Knuckle (TV Movie)
 1975 Search for the Gods (TV Movie)
 1975 Queen of the Stardust Ballroom (TV Movie)
 1975 The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV Movie)
 1974-1975 The Lives of Benjamin Franklin (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- The Statesman (1975)
- The Rebel (1975)
- The Whirlwind (1974)
- The Ambassador (1974)
 1974 Reflections of Murder (TV Movie) (music by)
 1971-1974 Columbo (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- A Friend in Deed (1974)
- Lady in Waiting (1971) ... (music score)
- Suitable for Framing (1971) ... (music score)
 1974 Thursday's Game (TV Movie)
 1974 Dr. Max (TV Movie)
 1974 Busting
 1974 Firehouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Trapped (1974)
 1974 Smile Jenny, You're Dead (TV Movie)
 1974 The Migrants (TV Movie)
 1973 Journey to the Outer Limits (Documentary)
 1973 Kojak (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Web of Death (1973)
- Siege of Terror (1973)
 1973 Double Indemnity (TV Movie)
 1973 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (TV Movie) (music by)
 1972-1973 Banacek (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Project Phoenix (1972) ... (uncredited)
 1973 Terror on the Beach (TV Movie)
 1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1972-1973 Circle of Fear (TV Series) (19 episodes)
- Spare Parts (1973) ... (music by)
- Graveyard Shift (1973)
- Legion of Demons (1973)
 1973 The Young and the Restless (TV Series)
 1973 The Marcus-Nelson Murders (TV Movie)
 1973 A Brand New Life (TV Movie)
 1973 Carola (TV Movie) (as William Goldenberg)
 1972 Fabulous Mr. Fable (TV Movie)
 1972 All My Darling Daughters (TV Movie)
 1972 The Crooked Hearts (TV Movie)
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series)
 1972 Play It Again, Sam (music)
 1971-1972 McCloud (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Disposal Man (1971)
 1972 The Glass House (TV Movie) (music composed by)
 1971 Duel (TV Movie)
 1971 The Harness (TV Movie)
 1968-1971 Ironside (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Dear Fran... (1971)
- Up, Down and Even (1969) ... (as William Goldenberg)
- Reprise (1968) ... (as William Goldenberg)
 1971 Suddenly Single (TV Movie)
 1971 The City (TV Movie)
 1971 The Neon Ceiling (TV Movie)
 1968-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- LA 2017 (1971) ... (music score)
- All the Old Familiar Faces (1970) ... (music score)
- The Time Is Now (1970)
- The Prisoner Within (1969) ... (as William Goldenberg)
 1971 Alias Smith and Jones (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 Matt Lincoln (TV Series)
 1970 A Clear and Present Danger (TV Movie) (as William Goldenberg)
 1970 Ritual of Evil (TV Movie)
 1969 Air Force Academy (Documentary short) (as William Goldenberg)
 1969 Silent Night, Lonely Night (TV Movie) (as William Goldenberg)
 1969 Change of Habit (as William Goldenberg)
 1969 Night Gallery (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (1969) ... (as William Goldenberg)
 1968-1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Blue, Blue Danube (1969) ... (as William Goldenberg)
- The Great Casino Caper (1969) ... (as William Goldenberg)
- The Thingamabob Heist (1968) ... (as William Goldenberg)
 1969 Fear No Evil (TV Movie) (as William Goldenberg)
 1968 The Ann-Margret Show (TV Special)
 1947 Kukla, Fran and Ollie (TV Series)
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He composed music for Boston-area television program "WCVB Chronicles", which premiered in 1982. See more »


Alternate Names:

William Goldenberg
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Trivia:

His mother Isabella was also a musician and viola teacher.

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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