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Don Costa (I) (1925–1983)

Don Costa was born on July 10, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Dominick P. Costa. He is known for his work on Hello, Dolly! (1969), The Steve Lawrence Show (1965) and Madigan (1968). He was married to Terry Ray Costa. He died on January 19, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Hello, Dolly! Music Department
The Steve Lawrence Show Music Department
Madigan Composer
Lanigan's Rabbi Composer


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 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (composer: song "Because They're Young")
 1981 Frank Sinatra: The Man and His Music (TV Special) (musical director)
 1980 The Cheap Detective (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
 1980 The First 40 Years (TV Special) (conductor) / (musical director)
 1977-1978 What Really Happened to the Class of '65? (TV Series) (composer - 14 episodes)
- Reunion in Terror (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Misfit (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Class Renegade (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mr. Potential (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- Class Underachiever (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974-1975 Amy Prentiss (TV Series) (composer - 3 episodes)
- Profile in Evil (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Desperate World of Jane Doe (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
- Baptism of Fire (1974) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 Frank Sinatra: The Main Event (TV Special documentary) (conductor)
 1973 Magnavox Presents Frank Sinatra (TV Special documentary) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1973 The Soul of Nigger Charley (conductor)
 1973 Monsanto Night Presents Tony Bennett in Waikiki (TV Special) (musical director)
 1969 Hello, Dolly! (orchestrations)
 1969 Three's a Crowd (TV Movie) (arranger) / (conductor)
 1969 Sinatra (TV Special documentary) (musical director)
 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (TV Special) (musical director)
 1967 The War Wagon (additional conductor - uncredited)
 1966 Alice Through the Looking Glass (TV Movie) (vocal arranger)
 1966 The Daydreamer (orchestrator: title song)
 1965 The Steve Lawrence Show (TV Series) (additional music arrangements - 11 episodes)
- Final Show (1965) ... (additional music arrangements)
- Buddy Hackett, Jack Jones, Nancy Ames (1965) ... (additional music arrangements)
- Robert Merrill, Jan Peerce, Tom Jones, Judy Rawlins (1965) ... (additional music arrangements)
- Anthony Newley, Roger Miller, Claudine Auger (1965) ... (additional music arrangements)
- Connie Francis, Louis Prima, Gia Malone, Sam Butera & The Witnesses (1965) ... (additional music arrangements)
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Other Works:

Cut several blues guitar tracks under the name Muvva 'Guitar' Hubbard.


Terry Ray Costa  (his death)  (1 child)

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