David Shire

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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David Shire’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

David Shire

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

Buffalo, USA


84 years old

Birth Date

July 11, 1937

Star Sign


David Shire Facts

Child Star?



Song writer, Music Composer

Education & Qualifications

Yale University

Net Worth

$8 million

Current Partner

Didi Conn


Esther Miriam, Irving Daniel Shire


1.6m (5'2"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Ox

About David Shire 

David Shire was also known as David Lee Shire.

On July 3, 1937, he was born in Buffalo, New York, USA. David Shire is a composer of many off-Broadway musicals such as 'Baby,' 'Starting Here,' Starting Now,' 'Closer Than Ever,' and 'Big.'

After giving music for television in 1960, he started scoring for feature films; in the '70s, he married Talia at the time, and he scored 'The Conversation' for Francis Ford Coppola's brother. David Shire acquired the best score for 'The Conversation' for piano. The soundtrack was all about capturing protagonist Harry Caul's 'Solitude' and 'Paranoia' (Gene Hackman).

David Shire's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Shire's net worth?

David Shire's net worth is $ 8 million as of 2022.

How much does David Shire earn per year?

David Shire's annual income is not known.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Shire?

David Shire is 5 ft 1 in tall (157 cm).

How old is David Shire?

David Shire will be 85 years old by July 2022.

Childhood And Education

A popular music composer David Shire was born in the city of Buffalo to his mother, Esther Miriam, a Buffalo society bandleader, and his father, Irving Daniel Shire, a piano teacher. He completed his secondary schooling at Nichols school; then, he joined Yale University, where he met his long-term collaborator, lyricist, and director Richard Maltby. They both wrote two musicals.

He completed his Graduation from Brandies University.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Shire's partner?

David Lee Shire was married to actress Talia Shire; Talia Shire was famous for her role as Connie Corleone in the film 'Godfather.' The couple had a son Matthew Shire, a screenwriter. Later, David Shire married an actress Didi Conn in 1982, this couple had a son named Daniel shire, who was diagnosed with autism.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

He is best known for the 'Saturday Night Fever soundtrack like 'Manhattan Skyline,' which is the best-known work of David Shire.

At New York National Guard Infantry, David Shier started working as a dance class pianist and pit pianist.

The first Off-Broadway show of Maltby and David Shire was 'The Sap Of Life,' which was produced in 1961 at One Sheridan Square Theater in Greenwich Village.

David Shire was the composer of the music for the famous American crime drama 'The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three,' which is a 1974 film started by Robert Shaw. David shire used 12-tone composition methods to create a piece of music.

What awards has David Shire won?

David received two Grammy awards for the album 'Saturday Night Fever' for the song 'Manhattan Skyline.'

He won the Oscar award for the best music for the song 'Norma Rae' in 1980.

He won Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries for the movie 'Rare Window.'

David Shire won Outstanding Music Composer for a Limited Series or a Special for 'Do You Remember Love' in 1985.

Other Interesting David Shire Facts And Trivia

  • David Shire's zodiac sign is Cancer, based on his birthday.
  • He is one of America's most talented composers.
  • He lives in his house in Buffalo, New York.

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