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Joseph Brooks
Birth: Mar. 11, 1938
Death: May 22, 2011
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Composer. Born in New York City, he was best known for writing the Grammy Award-winning number one hit song "You Light Up My Life", performed by Debbie Boone in 1977. The song, which was featured in the movie of the same name, also won Brooks an Oscar for Best Song at the 50th Annual Academy Awards in 1978. His other compositions included "If Ever I See You Again", "The Hourglass Song", "California", "Do You Have A Piano", "It's A Long Way From Brooklyn" and many more. He also wrote scores for a number of other movies, television shows and appeared in the feature films "Sweater Girls" (1978), "Indecent Proposal" (1993) and "Miss Congeniality" (2000). (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
East Hampton
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: May 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70259181
Joseph Brooks
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Joseph Brooks
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