Burt Bacharach

Burt Bacharach

  • Highest Rated: 90% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Lowest Rated: 52% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
  • Birthday: May 12, 1928
  • 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
52% 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
90% 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
  • 2012
No Score Yet In Performance at the White House
2010-2016
Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
72% American Idol
2002-2016
Performer
  • 2006
75% Nip/Tuck
2003-2009
Himself
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Performer
  • 2004
No Score Yet Jake in Progress
2005-2006
Himself

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