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Michael Melvoin (1937–2012)

Michael Melvoin was born on May 10, 1937 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (1978), Something's Gotta Give (2003) and The Main Event (1979). He was married to Sandra. He died on February 22, 2012 in Burbank, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
Something's Gotta Give
The Main Event
The Main Event Composer
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 2009 16 to Life (musician)
 2003 Frankie and Johnny Are Married (score performer: jazz piano - as Mike Melvoin)
  Bigfoot and Wildboy (TV Series) (music arranger - 16 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (composer - 3 episodes, 1977 - 1979) (arranger - 3 episodes, 1977)
- Spy from the Sky (1979) ... (music arranger)
- Outlaw Bigfoot (1979) ... (music arranger)
- Return of the Vampire (1979) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- The Other Bigfoot (1979) ... (music arranger)
- The Wild Girl (1979) ... (music arranger)
 1978 The Bad News Bears Go to Japan (music arranger: songs - as Mike Melvoin)
 1976-1977 Wonderbug (TV Series) (composer - 22 episodes)
- Oil or Nothing (1977) ... (composer: music cues - uncredited)
- Incredible Shrinking Wonderbug (1977) ... (composer: music cues - uncredited)
- Fish Story (1977) ... (composer: music cues - uncredited)
- Dirty Larry, Crazy Barry (1977) ... (composer: music cues - uncredited)
- The Case of the Misfortune Cookie (1977) ... (composer: music cues - uncredited)
 1974 The Parallax View (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1972 The Hot Rock (musician: keyboards - uncredited)
 1971 On Any Sunday (Documentary) (musician: piano and organ - uncredited)
 1971 Klute (co-conductor - uncredited)
 1970 The Traveling Executioner (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1968 Bullitt (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1966 Grand Prix (musician: piano - uncredited)
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Pianist, keyboardist and organist, very popular in the 1960's and 70's accompanying top-flight recording artists from Leroy Vinnegar to Peggy Lee and Manhattan Transfer. One-time president of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and thrice recipient of its Most Valued Player Award.

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