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Neal Hefti (1922–2008)


Composer ("'Batman' Theme), conductor, arrager and trumpeter, educated in high school and through private music study. He was a trumpeter and arranger with dance orchestras including those of Harry James, Woody Herman, and Charlie Spivak between 1941 and 1951. He was a staff arranger and arranger for the "Arthur Godfrey Show" and the "Kate Smith ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

(2017)
The Odd Couple Composer
(1968)
Mighty Aphrodite Soundtrack
(1995)
The Holiday Soundtrack
(2006)

Filmography

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 2016 Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders (composer: "Batman Theme")
 2015 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Jealous Island (2015) ... (composer: The Odd Couple theme)
- Enlightening Strikes (2015) ... (composer: The Odd Couple theme)
 2013 The Dark Knight in the Playroom (Video short) (title music - uncredited)
 1998 The Odd Couple II (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1982-1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- My Strife in Court (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- The New Car (1982) ... (composer: Odd Couple theme)
 1976 Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (conductor - uncredited)
 1970-1975 The Odd Couple (TV Series) (composer - 114 episodes)
- Felix Remarries (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Laugh Clown, Laugh (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Old Flames Never Die (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Roy Clark Show (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- Two Men on a Hoarse (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1973 Catch-22 (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1970 Barefoot in the Park (TV Series) (composer - 12 episodes)
- Nothin' But the Truth (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- No Fancy Fixtures (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Disorder in the Court (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Corie's Rear Window (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
- Somethin' Fishy (1970) ... (composer: theme music)
 1970 The Moonshine War (composer: additional music - uncredited)
  Batman (TV Series) (composer - 118 episodes, 1966 - 1968) (theme - 2 episodes, 1967)
- Minerva, Mayhem and Millionaires (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- The Entrancing Dr. Cassandra (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- The Joker's Flying Saucer (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- I'll Be a Mummy's Uncle (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
- The Great Train Robbery (1968) ... (composer: Batman Theme)
 1968 Charlie Bubbles (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1968 The Fred Astaire Show (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1967 Barefoot in the Park (music: title song)
 1966 Batman: The Movie (composer: Batman Theme)
 1965/I Harlow (conductor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1964 Sex and the Single Girl (conductor)
 1962 Who's Got the Action? (conductor - uncredited)
 1960 The Kate Smith Show (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 January 1960 (1960) ... (conductor: arranger)
 1957 Jamboree! (musical director)
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Other Works:

He wrote the show "Wheels of Freedom" for the 1960 National Auto Show. See more »

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Composed a theme tune for Playboy Magazine, called "Playboy's Theme," which was later used as the title music for Playboy After Dark (1969), and is occasionally used today for Playboy-related media, such as advertisements for the magazine. See more »

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