Lionel Bart

Lionel Bart

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Birthday: Aug 1, 1930

Birthplace: Stepney, London, England, UK

Lionel Bart brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. In 1956, he co-wrote the hit song "Rock with the Caveman," performed by Tommy Steele. In 1959, he was the lyricist for the hit "Lock Up Your Daughters." He wrote songs for Cliff Richard and Tommy Steele. In 1964, he had a modest London success with "Maggie May." Bart began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the crime feature "Never Let Go" (1960) with Richard Todd. He followed this honor with songs in "Oliver!" (1968) with Ron Moody. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "From Russia With Love" in 1964. . In the sixties and the seventies, Bart's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the dramatic adaptation "Black Beauty" (1971) with Mark Lester and the Peter Sellers drama "The Optimists" (1973). Bart was most recently credited in the Ray Romano box office smash animated sequel "Ice Age: The Meltdown" (2006). In the eighties through the early 2000s, Bart lent his talents to projects like "The Alternative Miss World" (1980), "Evening at Pops (07/18/87)" (PBS, 1986-87) and "Brian Epstein" (1999-2000). His credits also expanded to "Confetti" with Martin Freeman (2006). Bart passed away in April 1999 at the age of 69.