Joel Hirschhorn

Joel Hirschhorn


Joel Hirschhorn, the composer-lyricist-librettist who was Tony Award nominated for his scores for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1982) and Copperfield (1981), died of a heart attack Sept. 18, 2005, in Thousand Oaks, CA, according to the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Hirschhorn, 67, was an Academy Award winner for co-writing (with collaborator Al Kasha, who, like his co-writer pens both music and lyrics) theme songs to the 1970s disaster movies "The Poseiden Adventure" (which boasted "The Morning After") and "The Towering Inferno" (which spawned "We May Never Love Like This Again").

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  • Born: 1938 in Bronx, NY, USA
  • Death: Sep 18, 2005 in Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

Roles (5)


Tony Award
1983 Best Original Score Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Nominee
1981 Best Original Score Copperfield Nominee