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Jim Steinman (1947–2021)

Jim Steinman was born on November 1, 1947 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for Footloose (1984), The Mask of Zorro (1998) and Anastasia (1997). He died on April 19, 2021 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Footloose Soundtrack
The Mask of Zorro Music Department
Anastasia Soundtrack
Notting Hill Soundtrack


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 2003 Wuthering Heights (TV Movie) (executive music producer)
 1999 Meat Loaf: Is Nothing Sacred (Music Video) (music by)
 1998 The Mask of Zorro (music arranger)
 1996 Céline Dion: It's All Coming Back to Me Now (Music Video short) (music producer) / (songwriter)
 1995 Taylor Dayne: Original Sin (Music Video) (music arranger) / (music producer) / (songwriter)
 1993 Meat Loaf: I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) (Music Video short) (music producer)
 1989 Rude Awakening (song producer)
 1985-1986 Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling (TV Series) (composer - 13 episodes)
- The Foster Wrestler (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ballet Buffoons/Battle of the Bands (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- Big John's Car Lot/Big Top Boobs (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- Captain Lou's Crash Diet/Muscle Madness (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
- Ali Bano and the 40 Geeks (1986) ... (composer: theme music)
 1986 Bonnie Tyler: If You Were a Woman (And I Was a Man) (Music Video) (music producer)
 1984 Fire Inc.: Nowhere Fast (Music Video) (music and lyrics by) / (produced by)
 1984 Barbra Streisand: Left in the Dark (Music Video) (produced by) / (written by)
 1984 Bonnie Tyler: Holding Out for a Hero (Music Video) (music by) / (produced by)
 1983 Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse of the Heart (Music Video) (music arranger) / (music producer) / (songwriter)
 1982 Meat Loaf: Read 'Em and Weep (Music Video) (music producer) / (written by)
 1978 Rockpalast (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Meat Loaf (1978) ... (musician: piano, backing vocals)
 1978 Meat Loaf: Two Out of Three Ain't Bad (Music Video) (songwriter)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(10/02) Stage: Wrote music for "Dance of the Vampires", produced on Broadway. Musical. Closed 1/25/04. NOTE: Though the music got good reviews, the critics trashed the rest of the creative team and cast, making this show the biggest failure in Broadway history at a cost of $12 million. See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Steinman


5' 11¾" (1.82 m)

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Personal Quote:

If you don't go over the top you can't see what's on the other side.


Working on a musical version of "Batman". See more »


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