Dave Grusin


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Dave Grusin was born on June 26, 1934 in Littleton, Colorado, USA as David Grusin. He is known for his work on The Firm (1993), The Graduate (1967) and Tootsie (1982). He was previously married to Edith Ruth Price, Sara Jane Tallman and Barbara Jo Davidson. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »

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The Firm Music Department
(1993)
The Graduate Music Department
(1967)
Tootsie Music Department
(1982)
Three Days of the Condor Music Department
(1975)

Filmography

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 2020 Unbelievable!!!!! (musician: keyboards) (completed)
 2017 If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast (Documentary) (music: "Just Getting Started")
 2014 Keep on Keepin' On (Documentary) (composer: additional music)
 1999 Random Hearts (conductor - uncredited) / (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1998 Hope Floats (score conductor) / (score orchestrator) / (score producer - uncredited)
 1997 Hope (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1997 Selena (conductor - uncredited) / (score producer - uncredited)
 1996 Mulholland Falls (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1995 The Cure (conductor)
 1993 The Firm (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities (conductor - uncredited) / (musician - uncredited)
 1990/I Havana (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (musician: keyboards and piano solo for Jeff Bridges) / (score producer - uncredited)
 1982-1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series) (composer - 137 episodes)
- The Last One (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Abby Singer Show (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Split Decision (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- Requiem for a Heavyweight (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Naked Civil Surgeon (1988) ... (composer: theme music)
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War (conductor - uncredited)
 1985 The Goonies (conductor - uncredited) / (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1984 Falling in Love (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
 1984 The Pope of Greenwich Village (conductor - uncredited) / (music adaptor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music arranger: source cues - uncredited)
 1984 Racing with the Moon (conductor - uncredited)
 1982 Tootsie (composer: additional music - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger/orchestrator - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1981 Reds (composer: additional music)
 1981 On Golden Pond (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music mixer - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (musician: piano solos - uncredited)
 1980 Dan August: Murder, My Friend (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1980 Dan August: Once Is Never Enough (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1980 Dan August: The Jealousy Factor (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1980 Dan August: The Trouble with Women (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1980 One-Trick Pony (music arranger)
 1974-1979 Good Times (TV Series) (composer - 133 episodes)
- The Evans' Dilemma (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cousin Raymond (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- The End of the Rainbow (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Matter of Mothers (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Physical (1979) ... (composer: theme music)
 1979 The Champ (conductor - uncredited)
 1978 The Wiz (pre-record musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1978 Heaven Can Wait (conductor - uncredited)
 1975-1978 Baretta (TV Series) (composer - 80 episodes)
- The Bundle (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Snake Chaser (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Dream (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Barney (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Gadjo (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1972-1978 Maude (TV Series) (composer - 139 episodes)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 3 (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 2 (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Maude's Big Move: Part 1 (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Phillip's Mature Romance (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mr. Butterfield's Return (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1977 The Goodbye Girl (music adaptor)
 1977 La menace (musician - uncredited)
 1977 Bobby Deerfield (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1975 Three Days of the Condor (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (musician: keyboards - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (conductor - uncredited)
 1974 The Yakuza (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1973 Roll Out (TV Series) (composer - 5 episodes)
- Christmas of '44 (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Members of the Wedding (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sweet Millions (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Sunday, Sweet Sunday (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pilot (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
 1973 In Concert (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Cat Stevens: Moon & Star (1973) ... (musical director)
 1973 The Friends of Eddie Coyle (conductor - uncredited)
 1970-1973 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (composer - 34 episodes)
- And Other Springs I May Not See (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Night Crawler (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- Tightrope to Tomorrow (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Terminal Career (1973) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Velvet Prison (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
  Assignment: Vienna (TV Series) (conductor - 3 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (orchestrator - 3 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (composer - 1 episode, 1973)
- A Deadly Shade of Green (1973) ... (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
- There Was an Old Woman (1973) ... (composer: Assignment: Vienna theme)
- Hot Potato (1972) ... (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
- The Last Target (1972) ... (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1972 The Sandy Duncan Show (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Dream a Little Recurring Dream of Me (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Write On (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- Richer Third (1972) ... (composer: title song)
 1972 The Getaway (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1970-1972 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series) (composer - 19 episodes)
- Lisa, I Hardly Knew You (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- In Sudden Darkness (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Long Morning After: Part 2 (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Long Morning After: Part 1 (1972) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Letter of the Law (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 Funny Face (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Don't Worry, I'll Manage (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Used Car (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1971 The Grand Opening of Walt Disney World (TV Movie documentary) (musical director)
 1970-1971 Dan August (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- The Assassin (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Prognosis: Homicide (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Days of Rage (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Meal Ticket (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Manufactured Man (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1968-1971 The Name of the Game (TV Series) (composer - 76 episodes)
- The Showdown (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Broken Puzzle (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Beware of the Watchdog (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Appointment in Palermo (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Savage Eye (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
 1970-1971 The Bold Ones: The Senator (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- A Single Blow of a Sword (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- George Washington Told a Lie (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- Some Day, They'll Elect a President (1971) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 2 (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Continual Roar of Musketry: Part 1 (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1968-1970 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (composer - 66 episodes)
- Project "X" (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Beyond a Treasonable Doubt (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- An Evening with Alistair Mundy (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Suzie Simone Caper (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- To Sing a Song of Murder (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
  The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) (composer - 48 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (theme - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1970) (conductor - 1 episode, 1968)
- Wedding Day????? (1970) ... (theme)
- Curious Cousin (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Amateur Night (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Martha Meets the Captain (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Pardon My Ghost (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1969 Backtrack! (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1968 Candy (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1968 Hellfighters (musician: organ - uncredited)
 1968 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (conductor - uncredited)
 1967 The Graduate (additional music)
 1967 The Andy Williams Christmas Show (TV Special) (musical director)
 1967 Banning (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1967 Divorce American Style (conductor - uncredited)
 1966-1967 The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) (music arranger - 8 episodes)
- The Double-O-Nothing Affair (1967) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Danish Blue Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Horns-of-the-Dilemma Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Montori Device Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
- The Mata Hari Affair (1966) ... (music arranger: theme music - uncredited)
 1967 The Scorpio Letters (TV Movie) (conductor - uncredited)
  The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (conductor - 10 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (additional musical arrangements - 1 episode, 1966) (additional music arrangements - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #5.15 (1966) ... (additional musical arrangements)
- Episode #4.2 (1965) ... (additional music arrangements)
- St. Patrick's Day Special (1964) ... (conductor)
- New Year's Eve Special (1963) ... (conductor)
 1966 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Night of the Puppeteer (1966) ... (conductor)
 1965 The Jack Benny Hour (TV Special) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1964 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Hour (TV Special) (conductor)
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Dave Grusin composed the fantastic music score of the film "The fabulous Baker Boys" (1989), directed by Steve Kloves and starred by Jeff Bridges, Michelle Pfeiffer and Beau Bridges. See more »

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