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      David Shire

      David Shire

      Highest Rated: 98% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974)

      Lowest Rated: 7% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)

      Birthday: Jul 3, 1937

      Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, USA

      A prolific composer who divides his time between theater, TV and film, David Shire began writing in earnest as an undergraduate at Yale in the late 1950s. Introduced to classmate Richard Maltby Jr., the pair soon formed a writing partnership that has continued on and off for nearly four decades. Their first collaborations were undergraduate shows ("Cyrano de Bergerac" in 1958 and "Grand Tour" in 1959). Following graduation, the pair's first professional show debuted in 1969, the short-lived "The Sap of Life" (1961). Over the years, they have collaborated on numerous songs, primarily lilting ballads, that have been recorded by artists ranging from Barbra Streisand to Andy Williams to Liz Callaway. Maltby and Shire have been the subject of two Off-Broadway revues, "Starting Here, Starting Now" (1977) and "Closer Than Ever" (1989). They have also written the scores for two Broadway musicals "Baby" (1983) and "Big" (1996), both of which earned them Tony Award nominations.

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      44% 55% Quitters Original Music - 2015
      79% 80% The American Side Original Music - 2014
      7% 36% Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Original Music $32.4K 2009
      90% 77% Zodiac Original Music $33.0M 2007
      25% 44% Ash Wednesday Original Music $2.9K 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet I Married a Monster Original Music - 1998
      No Score Yet 71% Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story Original Music - 1995
      80% 71% Sarah, Plain and Tall Music - 1991
      53% 41% Monkey Shines Original Music $4.8M 1988
      61% 67% Short Circuit Original Music $39.0M 1986
      67% 61% 2010 Original Music - 1984
      No Score Yet 22% Paternity Original Music - 1981
      91% 79% Norma Rae Original Music - 1979
      83% 83% Straight Time Original Music - 1978
      82% 72% Saturday Night Fever Original Music - 1977
      94% 92% All the President's Men Original Music - 1976
      68% 72% Farewell, My Lovely Music - 1975
      22% 34% The Fortune Original Music - 1975
      31% 38% The Hindenburg Original Music - 1975
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Winner Take All Original Music - 1975
      97% 89% The Conversation Original Music $143.2K 1974
      98% 88% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three Original Music - 1974
      No Score Yet 40% Showdown Music - 1973
      57% 21% Drive, He Said Original Music - 1971
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage: Year One Original Music - 1971