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Wally Gold (1928–1998)

Composer, songwriter ("Look Homeward Angel", "Good Luck Charm", "Sweet Bird of Youth"), author and saxophonist, educated at Boston University (Bachelor of Science degree). He was a saxophonist in dance orchestras, and a member of the US Navy Band during World War II. Later he formed The Four Esquires vocal quartet, singing in night clubs and on ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 70) in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA

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Known For

The Hangover Soundtrack
(2009)
Mermaids Soundtrack
(1990)
Fools Rush In Soundtrack
(1997)
Big Daddy Soundtrack
(1999)

Filmography

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 2020 The Rhythm Section (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2019 New Tale: The Demon of Elm Street (Short) (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2018 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 1 (2018) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2018 The Path (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Faith (2018) ... (writer: "Good Luck Charm")
 2017/I Let There Be Light (writer: "It's My Party")
 2017 Big Little Lies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Get What You Need (2017) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never" - uncredited)
 2016 11.22.63 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Kill Floor (2016) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never" - uncredited)
 2016 Morgen hör ich auf (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Wechselgeschäfte (2016) ... (writer: "It's Now Or Never" - uncredited)
 2015 The Ones Below (writer: "Take Me Tonight")
 2015 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.1 (2015) ... (writer: "Now or Never")
 2014 Masters of Sex (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Below the Belt (2014) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never" - uncredited)
 2014 Get on Up (writer: "It's My Party")
 2013 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sons of Nevada (2013) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2012 Pop Charts Britannia: 60 Years of the Top 10 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "It's Now Or Never")
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Matter of Simple Duplicity (2011) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold)
 2011 George Harrison: Living in the Material World (Documentary) (writer: "Wildcat")
 2011 Bilar 50 tal och Rock'n'Roll (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "It's Now or Never") / (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2011 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Justice League: Cry for Justice #5, #6 and #7 (2011) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
 2010 Park Road (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Underdirektøren for det hele (2010) ... (music: "It's my Party")
- Er det dit endelige svar? (2010) ... (music: "It's my Party")
- Har I nogen I skal af med? (2010) ... (music: "It's my Party")
 2009 Elvis: Love Me Tender - The Love Songs (Video documentary) (writer: "It's Now Or Never")
 2009 The Hangover (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2008 Last Man Hanging (TV Movie) (writer: "Its Now Or Never")
 2008 Supernatural (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ghostfacers (2008) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold)
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
 2007 TV Land Confidential (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music (2007) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
 2006 Citizen Sam (Documentary) (writer: "IT'S NOW OR NEVER" - as Gold)
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sex (2006) ... (writer: "It's Now Or Never", "Good Luck Charm" - uncredited)
 2006 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #3 - Jukebox (2006) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold)
 2005 Elvis by the Presleys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2005 Shadows in the Sun (writer: "It's now or never")
 2005 Smallville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unsafe (2005) ... (writer: "It's Now Or Never" - uncredited)
 2003 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Hot Shots (2003) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - uncredited)
 2003/I The In-Laws (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2003 Estradilla: Agents & Elvis (TV Special) (writer: "It's Now or Never" - as W. Gold)
 2002 Die Frauenversteher - Männer unter sich (TV Movie) (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Because They're Young", "It's My Party")
 1999 Big Daddy (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1998 Clay Pigeons (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1997 Gypsy Magic (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1997 Truth or Consequences, N.M. (writer: "It's My Party")
 1997 Fools Rush In (writer: "It's Now Or Never")
 1996 It's My Party (writer: "It's My Party")
 1995 The Seclet of the Tlumpet! (Short) (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1995 Cybill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- As the World Turns to Crap (1995) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - uncredited)
 1994 Tre kronor (TV Series) ("LEVA LIVET" (IT'S MY PARTY))
 1994 C'était le 12 du 12 et Chili avait les blues (writer: "It's My Party (And I'll Cry if I Want To)")
 1994 Mistah (writer: "It's Now Or Never")
 1992-1993 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Sally Field/Tony! Toni! Tone! (1993) ... (writer: "It's Now Or Never" - uncredited)
- John Goodman/Garth Brooks (1992) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1992 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kevin Delivers (1992) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold, uncredited)
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fame Is Where You Find It (1991) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold, uncredited)
 1990 Mermaids (writer: "It's My Party")
 1990 Problem Child (writer: "It's My Party")
 1990 How to Murder a Millionaire (TV Movie) (writer: "It's My Party" - uncredited)
 1989 Nearly Departed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grandpa's Date (1989) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never" - uncredited)
 1989 'Allo 'Allo (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Wedding Bloss (1989) ... (lyrics: "It's Now or Never" - uncredited)
 1988 Waxwork (writer: "It's My Party")
 1987 The Charmings (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Charming Halloween (1987) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
  Kurt Olssons television (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1987) (music - 1 episode, 1987)
- Episode #1.5 (1987) ... (lyrics: "It's My Party / Leva livet' - as Walter Gold) / (music: "It's My Party / Leva livet' - as Walter Gold)
 1986 The American Way (writer: "Yesterdays Hero" - as Good)
 1985 Kivisydän (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never" - uncredited)
 1983 Alvin & the Chipmunks (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baseball Heroes/May the Best Chipmunk Win (1983) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
 1982 Brothers (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1981 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Number Ones of 81 (1981) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
- Episode dated 5 November 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
- Episode dated 29 October 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
- Episode dated 15 October 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
- Episode dated 24 September 1981 (1981) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
 1981 Derrick (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Eine ganz alte Geschichte (1981) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never")
 1960-1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 22 October 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Good Luck Charm")
- Episode dated 24 April 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "Half Heaven - Half Heartache")
- Episode dated 18 June 1960 (1960) ... (writer: "Because They're Young")
 1962-1966 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- By-Line--Jeff Stone (1966) ... (writer: "It's My Party")
- For Angie with Love (1962) ... (writer: "She Can't Find Her Keys")
 1965 Day of the Nightmare (lyrics: "This Is the House That Jack Built")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.54 (1965) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold)
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (1965) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold)
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold)
- Episode #1.34 (1965) ... (writer: "It's Now or Never")
- Episode #1.10 (1964) ... (writer: "She Can't Find Her Keys")
 1964 The T.A.M.I. Show (Documentary) (writer: "It's My Party" - as Walter Gold)
 1963 High and Low ("It's Now or Never", uncredited)
 1960 Because They're Young (lyrics: "Because They're Young")
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Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (1 credit)
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Trivia:

While working in the early 1970s as a producer and agent for Don Kirshner's eponymous label, distributed by Columbia Records, he discovered and signed the progressive rock band Kansas.

Star Sign:

Taurus

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