Michael Gore
Class of 1969 - Honored 2004
Yale University B.A. 1973
Career Highlights
Composer of the original score for the movie Fame (1980)
Won an Academy Award for the Best Original Score
Won an Academy Award for Best Song, Fame
Nominated for Best Song, Out Here On My Own, with Lesley Gore
Won a Golden Globe for Best Song
Grammy nominated for Song of the Year and Best Soundtrack
Album sold in excess of 7 million copies worldwide
Composer of the original score for Terms of Endearment (1983)
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Score
Instrumental version of the movie’s theme song went Top 5 on the Adult Contemporary chart

Other scores include:
Pretty in Pink
Defending Your Life
The Butcher’s Wife
Mr. Wonderful

Composed the music for Whitney Houston’s multi-platinum seller, All the Man That I Need, which simultaneously reached #1 on the pop, adult, and rhythm and blues charts

Produced nine recordings for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, including:
The Gershwins in Hollywood – winner of Germany’s prestigious Deutsche Schalpatten Award
The King and I – #1 on Billboard’s Classic Crossover Album chart for 17 weeks and remained in the Top Ten for almost one year; awarded The Billboard’s Classical Crossover Recording and nominated for a Grammy
Executive produced the top-related television movie remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific for ABC as well as its soundtrack