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Burt Bacharach

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Birthplace:   Kansas City, Missouri, USA
During his heyday in the mid-to-late 1960s, American composer and songwriter Burt Bacharach wrote many popular tunes for Broadway and films. Many of these songs such as "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," and "What the World Needs Now" have become American standards. He is the son of syndicated newspaper columnist, Bert Bacharach. After receiving professional training, Bacharach served in Korea as a concert pianist in the Army. After his military stint, he became a professional accompanist for such entertainers as Vic Damone, Joel Grey, and Polly Bergen, but he did not really get his big break until he began working as the conductor-arranger for Marlene Dietrich, on her world concert tour, while simultaneously penning songs for Broadway musicals and films. Bacharach's songs during the '60s and early '70s are distinguished for their complex, highly syncopated rhythms and clever lyrics. Many of them were made popular by Dionne Warwick and Jack Jones. He won two Academy Awards in 1969 for the soundtrack for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and for the song Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head from the same film. Many of his tunes were written with lyricist Hal David. Though not as popular as he once was, Bacharach continues to score films and has also established a career as a solo entertainer and performs concerts and in nightclubs all over the country.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
54% Austin Powers in Goldmember
  • Himself
$213.1M 2002
No Score Yet Burt Bacharach & Hal David - A Tribute To
  • Actor
2001
51% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Himself
1999
70% Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  • Himself
1997
No Score Yet Lost Horizon
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Burt Bacharach in Shangri-La
  • Actor
1973
89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet British Invasion: Dusty Springfield - Once Upon a Time, 1964-1969
  • Actor
1969

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
  • Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
  • 2006
79% Nip/Tuck
2003-2010
  • Himself
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Appearing
  • Actor
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Performer
  • 2004

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