Rupert Holmes Biography (1947-)

Born February 24, 1947, in Northwich, Cheshire, England; immigrated to the United States, 1948; son of Leonard Eliot (a band leader in the U.S. Army and ahigh school music teacher) and Gwendolen Mary (Pynn) Goldstein; married Elizabeth Wood Dreifuss (an attorney), April 17, 1969; children: Wendy Isobel. Addresses: Contact--c/o ASCAP, 7920 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 90046.

Nationality
English, American
Gender
Male
Birth Details
February 24, 1947
Northwich, Cheshire, England

Famous Works

  • Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
  • Judge, The 1987 Miss America Pageant, NBC, 1987.
  • Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
  • Band leader at the wedding, No Small Affair, Columbia, 1984.
  • Credits; ALBUMS
  • Widescreen, Epic, 1974.
  • Pursuit of Happiness, Private Stock, 1978.
  • Partners in Crime, Infinity, 1979.
  • Adventure, MCA, 1980.
  • Full Circle, Elektra, 1981.
  • Other albums include Rupert Holmes '75 and Singles '77.
  • Credits; SINGLES
  • Songs include "Escape" (also known as "The Pina Colada Song"), 1980, "Answering Machine," and "Him."
  • Writings;STAGE PLAYS
  • And composer and lyricist, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (based on the novelby Charles Dickens), New York Shakespeare Festival (NYSF), Delacorte Theatre/Central Park, New York City, 1985, then Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1985-86, produced as Drood!, Imperial Theatre, 1986-87, later Savoy Theatre, London, 1987; and composer, Accomplice, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City,1990.
  • Solitary Confinement, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1992.
  • Writings;STAGE COMPOSER
  • Twelfth Night, NYSF, Delacorte Theatre/Central Park, 1986-87.
  • Writings;TELEVISION COMPOSER; SPECIALS
  • And song performer, Hi, Honey, I'm Home, ABC, 1991.
  • Writings;FILM COMPOSER
  • Death Play, New Line Cinema, 1976.
  • "Queen Bee" and "Everything," A Star Is Born, Warner Bros., 1976.
  • "No Small Affair," "Hot Headed," "Double Barrels," "Itchin' for a Fight,""Otherwise Fine," and score, No Small Affair, Columbia, 1984.
  • "You Got It All," Jaws: The Revenge, Universal, 1987.
  • Also composer for The Animals, 1971, Forbidden under the Censorship of the King and A.W.O.L., 1972, Memories within Miss Aggie, 1973, and Five SavageMen.
  • Writings;SONGS
  • Songs include "Escape" (also known as "The Pina Colada Song"), 1980, "Answering Machine," and "Him."

Further Reference

PERIODICALS

  • People, April 14, 1980, pp. 81-83; June 2, 1986, pp. 55-56.

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