Michael Gore (born March 5, 1951) is an American composer.
|Born||March 5, 1951|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Years active||1980 - 2003|
Gore, along with lyricist, Dean Pitchford, won the Oscar in 1981 for best original song for “Fame” from the film of the same title. He also won the award that year for best original score. Gore is the younger brother of the late singer/songwriter Lesley Gore.
He also composed the theme and score for the 1983 hit film Terms of Endearment starring Shirley MacLaine and Debra Winger, notching a hit on the Adult Contemporary chart under his own name with the “Theme” from this film. The single for "Terms of Endearment" spent six weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 84 in April 1984.