David Shire

David Shire

Highest Rated: 96% The Conversation (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.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
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
89% 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
55% 40% Monkey Shines Original Music $4.8M 1988
61% 67% Short Circuit Original Music $39.0M 1986
66% 61% 2010 Original Music - 1984
90% 79% Norma Rae Original Music - 1979
82% 82% Straight Time Original Music - 1978
82% 71% Saturday Night Fever Original Music - 1977
94% 92% All the President's Men Original Music - 1976
73% 73% Farewell, My Lovely Music - 1975
29% 35% The Fortune Original Music - 1975
36% 38% The Hindenburg Original Music - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winner Take All Original Music - 1975
96% 89% The Conversation Original Music - 1974
No Score Yet 40% Showdown Music - 1973
No Score Yet No Score Yet Marriage: Year One Original Music - 1971