Acted as music supervisor, "Blume In Love", directed by Mazursky
Contributed music to ABC presentation of the Olympics
Returned for a record 12th time as musical director of the Academy Awards telecast
Taught to play piano by his father (date approximate)
Won Oscar for scoring "The Right Stuff"
Wrote the theme to the ABC newsmagazine "Primetime Live"
Wrote the underscore for Mazursky's "An Unmarried Woman"
Wrote theme and composed musical score for "Rocky III"
Composed the underscore for the ABC miniseries "John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III"
Provided the music for the miniseries sequel "North and South: Book II" (ABC)
Received second Best Original Song Academy Award nomination for the theme to the James Bond film "For Your Eyes Only"
Reteamed with John G Avildsen to provide the music for "The Karate Kid"; also scored its three sequels
Scored Alan J Pakula's "The Devil's Own"
Scored the ABC miniseries "North and South"
While attending Juilliard, formed a jazz trio
Wrote the score for Mazursky's "Harry and Tonto"
Wrote the theme music for the hit ABC series "Dynasty"
Appeared onscreen as a rehearsal pianist in the film "Slow Dancing in the Big City"; also composed the score
Composed the theme to the TV series "Executive Suite" (CBS)
Formed first band at age 15
Initial participation as musical director at the annual telecast of the Academy Awards
Reteamed with Stallone to provide the music for "Rocky II"
Returned to the USA to live
Scored the hit film "Rocky", directed by John G Avildsen; earned an Academy Award nomination for the theme song "Gonna Fly Now"
Wrote the theme to the ABC newsmagazine "Turning Point"
Again contributed music to ABC's presentation of the Olympics
Became principal Pops conductor of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Born in Providence, Rhode Island
Met Paul Mazursky at the Venice Film Festival
Moved to Miami, Florida with family while a teenager
Moved to Rome, Italy to study opera composition scored first film, "Candidate for a Killing"
Provided the theme music for the CBS primetime soap "Falcon Crest"
Scored James L Brooks' Oscar-nominated "Broadcast News"
Scored Sylvester Stallone's directorial debut, "Paradise Alley"
Served as musical director for the annual telecasts of the Academy Awards