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 Joseph Brooks

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Joseph Brooks

Birth
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 22 May 2011 (aged 73)
Manhattan, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 70259181 View Source
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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

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 23 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 70259181
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/70259181/joseph-brooks : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Brooks (11 Mar 1938–22 May 2011), Find a Grave Memorial ID 70259181, citing Cedar Lawn Cemetery, East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .