Miles Goodman

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Miles Goodman
Born Miles Goodman
(1949-08-27)August 27, 1949
Los Angeles, California
Died August 16, 1996(1996-08-16) (aged 46)
Brentwood, California
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Miles Goodman (August 27, 1949 – August 16, 1996) was an American musician who composed music for television and motion pictures, the latter of which included Teen Wolf and the incidental music to Little Shop of Horrors (1986). As a producer, Goodman specialized in light jazz and classics. Los Angeles-born and raised, Goodman majored in theater at Antioch College. It was his cousin Johnny Mandel who led Goodman to a music career. Goodman studied under Albert Harris during the early '70s and cut his composer's teeth as an orchestrator for a few of Mandel's scores, including Being There (1979). He officially launched his career in 1977, scoring the critically acclaimed but short-lived NBC series James at 15. On this program, he created his signature technique of combining popular songs with original orchestral music. By 1991, after over a decade of scoring an average of four major feature films a year, Goodman decided to take a break to become a record producer. His first production featured harmonicist Toots Thielemans working with a variety of famed Brazilian artists on The Brasil Project (1992).[1]

Miles Goodman composed scores for numerous TV shows and films, particularly with director Frank Oz including the 1986 musical adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, HouseSitter, and What About Bob?.[2]

Goodman died at age 46 on August 16, 1996, following a heart attack in his Los Angeles home.[3]

Television credits (partial)[edit]

Year Title Info Limited? Label OOP / SOLD OUT
1979 Lou Grant Incomplete episodes:
"Mob" (season 2)
"Samaritan" (season 2)
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Filmography[edit]

Year Film
1976 Rattlers
1979 Skatetown, U.S.A.
1982 Lookin' to Get Out
Jinxed!
1983 Table for Five
The Man Who Wasn't There
1985 Teen Wolf
1986 About Last Night...
Little Shop of Horrors
1987 The Squeeze
La Bamba
Real Men
Like Father Like Son
1988 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
1989 K-9
Staying Together
The Delinquents
1990 Opportunity Knocks
Vital Signs
Problem Child
Funny About Love
1991 He Said, She Said
What About Bob?
The Super
1992 Housesitter
The Muppet Christmas Carol
1993 Indian Summer
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
1994 Getting Even with Dad
Blankman
1995 For Better or Worse
1996 Dunston Checks In
Sunset Park
Larger than Life
1997 'Til There Was You

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide
  2. ^ Miles Goodman at the Internet Movie Database
  3. ^ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide