Dave Grusin

Dave Grusin

Highest Rated: 100% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968)

Lowest Rated: 15% Random Hearts (1999)

Birthday: Jun 26, 1934

Birthplace: Littleton, Colorado, USA

Prolific Hollywood film music composer who began as Andy Williams' accompanist and soon thereafter served as music director for his hit variety show in the 1960s. Grusin got to know the show's producers, Norman Lear and Bud Yorkin, who gave him his first chance to score for features with "Divorce, American Style" (1967). Grusin has subsequently contributed lively, smooth orchestrated music to films by many of Hollywood's leading mainstream directors, including Mike Nichols ("The Graduate" 1967), Robert Mulligan ("The Pursuit of Happiness" 1971, "Clara's Heart" 1988), Mark Rydell ("On Golden Pond" 1981, "For the Boys" 1991), Herbert Ross ("The Goodbye Girl" 1977) and Martin Ritt ("The Front" 1976). He also worked with actor-directors Warren Beatty ("Heaven Can Wait" 1978, "Reds" 1981) and Robert Redford, winning an Oscar for the spirited, Latino-flavored score of Redford's "The Milagro Beanfield War" (1988).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 32% Skating to New York Original Music - 2013
24% 29% Even Money Original Music - 2006
15% 24% Random Hearts Composer $31.1M 1999
27% 72% Hope Floats Original Music $60.0M 1998
67% 77% Selena Original Music $35.4M 1997
31% 39% Mulholland Falls Original Music $11.5M 1996
96% 70% The Fabulous Baker Boys Music $18.1M 1989
50% 60% Clara's Heart Original Music $4.5M 1988
59% 75% The Milagro Beanfield War Original Music $12.7M 1988
37% 39% Ishtar Original Music $12.7M 1987
71% 70% Lucas Original Music $7.9M 1986
77% 91% The Goonies Original Music $935.0K 1985
60% 62% Racing With the Moon Original Music - 1984
77% 74% The Pope of Greenwich Village Original Music - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scandalous Original Music - 1984
90% 81% Tootsie Original Music - 1982
50% 48% Author! Author! Original Music - 1982
93% 87% On Golden Pond Original Music - 1981
89% 82% Reds Original Music - 1981
81% 69% My Bodyguard Original Music - 1980
64% 57% The Electric Horseman Original Music - 1979
89% 68% Heaven Can Wait Original Music - 1978
65% 82% Murder by Death Original Music - 1976
72% 74% The Front Original Music - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trial of Chaplain Jensen Original Music - 1975
73% 44% The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid Original Music - 1972
56% 46% Winning Original Music - 1969
No Score Yet 78% Columbo Original Music - 1968
100% 85% The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Original Music - 1968
87% 90% The Graduate Additional Music $285.8K 1967