Billy Goldenberg

Film music contributor

1936 –


Who is Billy Goldenberg?

William Leon "Billy" Goldenberg is an American composer most known for his work on television and film.

Among his most noteworthy were his collaborations with Steven Spielberg on his telefilms and his seven-episode contribution toward the NBC Mystery Movie detective series Columbo. He composed the theme music for several popular television programs, including Kojak, Rhoda and Our House. He also composed the scores to countless films and made-for-TV movies; including Onassis: The Richest Man in the World, 18 Again!, Guilty Conscience, Helter Skelter, The Legend of Lizzie Borden, Rage of Angels and hundreds of others.

Goldenberg served as Musical Director for Elvis Presley's Comeback Special, The Ann-Margret Show, An Evening with Diana Ross and others.

He received an Emmy Award in 1975 for the CBS miniseries Benjamin Franklin and again in 1978 for the NBC miniseries King. He has received 22 Emmy nominations in total.

Goldenberg served as musical accompanist for An Evening with Elaine May and Mike Nichols. He was also the composer of the Michael Bennett-directed Broadway musical Ballroom, based on the television special Queen of the Stardust Ballroom, which he also composed.

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Feb 10, 1936
Also known as
  • William Leon Goldenberg
  • William Leon "Billy" Goldenberg
  • William Goldenberg
  • Billy Goldberg
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Brooklyn

on July 23, 2013


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