Bruce Broughton

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Bruce Broughton
Born (1945-03-08) March 8, 1945 (age 69)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Composer

Bruce Broughton (born March 8, 1945) is an American film, video game, and television soundtrack composer who has composed several highly acclaimed soundtracks over his extensive career, including American music classics such as Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey and its sequel, Lost in San Francisco, Harry and the Hendersons, Silverado, Tombstone, Miracle on 34th Street, The Boy Who Could Fly, The Rescuers Down Under and as well as the video game Heart of Darkness, and the animated TV series, Tiny Toon Adventures. Silverado earned him an Academy Award nomination, though he lost the Oscar to Out of Africa. He has won nearly a dozen Emmy awards.[1][2][3]

Broughton is a member of the Board of Directors of ASCAP, a Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), a Past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, a former Governor of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and is a lecturer at UCLA and USC.

Academy Award controversy[edit]

Broughton's song "Alone Yet Not Alone" from the film with the same name was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards, but the nomination was rescinded on January 29, 2014, after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences found that Broughton, a former governor and current executive committee member of the music branch of the Academy, had improperly contacted other branch members for support.[4]




Year Title Director(s) Studio(s)
1983 The Prodigal James F. Collier Worldwide Entertainment
1984 The Ice Pirates Stewart Raffill Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1985 Silverado Lawrence Kasdan Columbia Pictures
Young Sherlock Holmes Barry Levinson Paramount Pictures
1986 Sweet Liberty Alan Alda Universal Pictures
The Boy Who Could Fly Nick Castle 20th Century Fox
Lorimar Motion Pictures
1987 Square Dance Daniel Petrie
Michael Nesmith
Island Pictures
Harry and the Hendersons William Dear Universal Pictures
The Monster Squad Fred Dekker TriStar Pictures
Taft Entertainment
Big Shots Robert Mandel 20th Century Fox
Lorimar Motion Pictures
Cross My Heart Armyan Bernstein Universal Pictures
1988 The Presidio Peter Hyams Paramount Pictures
The Rescue Ferdinand Fairfax Touchstone Pictures
Moonwalker Jerry Kramer Warner Bros. Pictures
Lorimar Motion Pictures
Last Rites Donald P. Bellisario Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
1989 Jacknife David Jones Cineplex Odeon Films
Kings Road Entertainment


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  2. ^ The New York Times
  3. ^ Sound and Vision by Jon Burlingame, Billboard Books, 2000, p. 49
  4. ^ Timothy Grey, "Oscar Rescinds ‘Alone’ Song Nomination", Variety, January 29, 2014.

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