Bruce Broughton

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Bruce Broughton
Born (1945-03-08) March 8, 1945 (age 71)
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.


Broughton has composed the score for many notable films including Disney films such as The Rescuers Down Under (1990), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993) and its sequel, Lost in San Francisco (1996), as well as popular westerns such as Silverado (1985) and Tombstone (1993). Other films scored by Broughton include Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Miracle on 34th Street (1994), and The Boy Who Could Fly (1986). Additionally, he composed music for the video game Heart of Darkness, and the animated TV series, Tiny Toon Adventures. Broughton also composed the fanfare for the 20th Century Fox logo that was introduced in 1994.

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 former Governor of both the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, a Past President of the Society of Composers & Lyricists, and a lecturer at UCLA and USC.

Broughton's song "Alone yet Not Alone," from the film with the same name, was originally nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards. But on January 29, 2014, before any voting could take place, the nomination was rescinded, when the Academy alleged that Broughton, a former Academy governor who, at the time, was an executive committee member of the Academy's music branch, had improperly contacted other branch members.[4][5] "No matter how well-intentioned the communication, using one's position as a former governor and current executive committee member to personally promote one’s own Oscar submission creates the appearance of an unfair advantage,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President.[6] Not everyone agreed with the Academy's actions.[7][8]

Broughton is a graduate of the Punahou School in Honolulu, as well as the University of Southern California. He has taught at both USC and UCLA.




Year Title Notes
1973-1975 Gunsmoke 5 episodes
1973-1979 Hawaii Five-O 18 episodes
1977 The Oregon Trail 4 episodes
1978-1979 Barnaby Jones 2 episodes
1979-1985 Dallas 52 episodes
1981 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century 5 episodes
1985-1986 Amazing Stories 4 episodes
1990-1992 Tiny Toon Adventures 11 episodes
2015 Texas Rising miniseries; with John Debney


Year Title Director(s) Notes
1983 The Prodigal James F. Collier
1984 The Master of Ballantrae Douglas Hickox
The Ice Pirates Stewart Raffill
1985 Silverado Lawrence Kasdan
Young Sherlock Holmes Barry Levinson
1986 Sweet Liberty Alan Alda
The Boy Who Could Fly Nick Castle
1987 Square Dance Daniel Petrie
Michael Nesmith
Harry and the Hendersons William Dear
The Monster Squad Fred Dekker
Big Shots Robert Mandel
Cross My Heart Armyan Bernstein
1988 The Presidio Peter Hyams
The Rescue Ferdinand Fairfax
Moonwalker Jerry Kramer
Last Rites Donald P. Bellisario
1989 Jacknife David Jones
1990 Betsy's Wedding Alan Alda
Narrow Margin Peter Hyams
The Rescuers Down Under Hendel Butoy
Mike Gabriel
1991 All I Want for Christmas Robert Lieberman
1992 Honey, I Blew Up the Kid Randal Kleiser
Stay Tuned Peter Hyams
1993 Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey Duwayne Dunham
So I Married an Axe Murderer Thomas Schlamme
For Love or Money Barry Sonnenfeld
Tombstone George P. Cosmatos
1994 Holy Matrimony Leonard Nimoy
Baby's Day Out Patrick Read Johnson
Miracle on 34th Street Les Mayfield
1996 Carried Away Bruno Barreto
Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco David R. Ellis
House Arrest Harry Winer
Infinity Matthew Broderick
1997 Shadow Conspiracy George P. Cosmatos
A Simple Wish Michael Ritchie
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe Todd Holland
Lost in Space Stephen Hopkins
One Tough Cop Bruno Barreto
2001 The Ballad of Lucy Whipple Jeremy Kagan Television film
2003 Eloise at the Plaza Kevin Lima Television film
Lucy Glenn Jordan Television film
Eloise at Christmastime Kevin Lima Television film
2004 Last Flight Jerry Jameson Direct-to-video film
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers Donovan Cook Direct-to-video film
2005 Warm Springs Joseph Sargent Television film
2006 Bambi II Brian Pimental Direct-to-video film
2011 The Pledge J.W. Myers
2013 A Christmas Tree Miracle J.W. Myers
Alone yet Not Alone Ray Bengston
George D. Escobar
song only


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