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Amanda McBroom

Biography

This Los Angeles-based songwriter and cabaret singer is most likely best known on her behalf song “The Rose,” popular in 1979 for Bette Midler. McBroom in addition has made an appearance on stage in “Jacques Brel Is normally Alive and Well” and “Find Saw,” and in addition tours frequently. Her debut record, WE WERE YOUNG in Hollywood with Lincoln Mayorga, was a best-seller for the esteemed Sheffield Labs label, as was her followup, Western world of Oz.

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Full Name Amanda McBroom
Profession Singer, Songwriter, Voice Actor
Nationality American
Spouse George Ball
Parents David Bruce, Cynthia Sory
Siblings John Jolliffe
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song
Music Songs The Rose, Errol Flynn, The Portrait, Crimes of the Heart, Ship in a Bottle, Make Me a Kite, When Hearts Collide, Everybody Wants to Be Sondheim, A Timeless Thing, Dieter's Prayer, Those Eyes, If We Only Have Love, Quiet Man, The Way of the Heart, The Song With The Violins, Hot in Here, Here and Now, Hooray for Hollywood, Whoever You Are, From Time to Time, I Love Men, Love Letters, When Love Grows Up, Not Like Me, You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', Ghost in This House, From Where I Stand, Days of Wine and Roses / Time After Time, September Song / Make Me a Kite, Fool for Love, Silent Lady, I Love This Place
Albums Growing Up in Hollywood Town, Midnight Matinee, West of Oz, A Waiting Heart, Live From Rainbow & Stars, Voices, Dreaming, Portraits: The Best of Amanda McBroom, Amanda, The Amanda Albums: Growing Up In Hollywood Town | West Of Oz, Chanson - Amanda Mcbroom Sings Jacques Brel, A Timeless Thing
Nominations Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Song
Movies The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends, The Rose
TV Shows The Boys of Twilight


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1 Is a noted singer and songwriter, with several albums to her credit. Her best known work as composer, is for The Rose (1979), the title song sung by Bette Midler in the 1979 film of the same name. She is currently (spring, 1999) performing in various cabaret-style engagements in several major cities, such as the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. She has performed at Carnegie Hall (11/96).
2 Daughter of actor David Bruce
3 Graduate of The University of Texas at Austin - BFA '69


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Idool 2003 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water 2002 Video writer: "Imaginary Friends", "No One Has to Be Alone", "Chanson D'Ennui", "Big Water"
Balto: Wolf Quest 2002 Video performer: "Who You Really Are", "The Grand Design" / writer: "Taking You Home", "Muru's Chant", "Who You Really Are", "The Grand Design"
The Land Before Time VIII: The Big Freeze 2001 Video writer: "The Mad Song", "Family", "The Lesson"
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary writer: "The Rose"
The Land Before Time VII: The Stone of Cold Fire 2000 Video writer: "Beyond the Mysterious Beyond", "Good Inside", "Very Important Creature"
Bette 2000 TV Series writer - 1 episode
An American Tail: The Mystery of the Night Monster 1999 Video writer: "Get the Facts", "Creature de la Nuit", "Who Will"
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein 1999 Video writer: "Sammy Squirrel's Theme Song"
The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock 1998 Video writer: "Bad Luck", "The Legend of the Lone Dinosaur", "On Your Own"
Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus 1998 Video performer: "Titan's Song" / writer: "Across the Sea of Time", "Titan's Song", "Xena's Song"
Bette Midler in Concert: Diva Las Vegas 1997 TV Special documentary writer: "The Rose"
The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island 1997 Video writer: "Friends for Dinner", "Always There", "Big Water"
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Land Before Time III: The Time of the Great Giving 1995 Video writer: "When You're Big", "Standing Tough", "Kids Like Us"
Ladybird Ladybird 1994 writer: "The Rose"
Bette Midler No Frills 1983 TV Movie writer: "The Rose"
M*A*S*H 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Divine Madness 1980 Documentary writer: "The Rose"
The Rose 1979 lyrics: "The Rose" / music: "The Rose"
Der Torwart Documentary writer: "9 Crimes" announced
Our Brand Is Crisis 2015 writer: "The Rose"
The Voice 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
True Detective 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Algernon ni Hanataba wo 2015 TV Mini-Series writer - 6 episodes
Glee 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor 2008-2012 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Total Drama 2010 TV Series lyrics - 19 episodes
Hi havia una vegada el disc de La Marató 2009 TV Movie documentary writer: "La rosa"
Strictly Come Dancing 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Family Guy 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Land Before Time XIII: The Wisdom of Friends 2007 Video writer: "Say So", "Yellow Belly Bounce", "How Do You Know?"
The Land Before Time XII: The Great Day of the Flyers 2006 Video writer: "Flip, Flap & Fly", "One of a Kind", "Things Change"
Diva 2006 Video writer: "The Rose"
The Land Before Time XI: Invasion of the Tinysauruses 2005 Video performer: "Girls and Dads", "Creepy Crawlies/Stupid Stompers Reprise" / writer: "Creepy Crawlies", "Girls and Dads", "If Only", "Creepy Crawlies/Stupid Stompers Reprise"
Balto III: Wings of Change 2004 Video writer: "Everything Flies", "Come On Up and Fly", "You Don't Have to Be a Hero"
Idool 2004 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Napoleon Dynamite 2004 writer: "The Rose"
The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration 2003 Video writer: "Adventuring", "Me and My Dad", "Bestest Friend"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
PC and the Web 2001
The Boys of Twilight 1992 TV Series Suzanne Troxell
Star Trek: The Next Generation 1989 TV Series JAG Captain Phillipa Louvois
The Smurfs 1983-1987 TV Series Chlorohydris
Wildfire 1986 TV Series Queen Sarana
Magnum, P.I. 1985 TV Series Country Singer
Cover Up 1984 TV Series Kim
Challenge of the GoBots 1984 TV Series Additional Voices (voice)
Remington Steele 1983 TV Series Chelsea
The Powers of Matthew Star 1982 TV Series Dana Eastland
My Smurfy Valentine 1982 TV Movie Chlorhydris (voice)
The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang 1980-1981 TV Series Additional Voices
M*A*S*H 1981 TV Series Ellie Carlyle
Hart to Hart 1980 TV Series Blair Craddock
Stone 1980 TV Series
Big Shamus, Little Shamus 1979 TV Series Kim Crowley
The Paul Williams Show 1979 TV Movie Victoria Woodbridge
Lou Grant 1979 TV Series Lois Craig
Taxi 1979 TV Series Olivia
Starsky and Hutch 1978 TV Series Sgt. Lizzie Thorpe
Charlie's Angels 1977 TV Series Lorraine Fielding
Hawaii Five-O 1976-1977 TV Series Sandi Welles / Sandi Wells
Bigfoot and Wildboy 1977 TV Series Barbara
Executive Suite 1976 TV Series Nancy
Jigsaw John 1976 TV Series
Joe Forrester 1975 TV Series
Gunsmoke 1975 TV Series Fran
Police Story 1974 TV Series Evelyn Stuart
Cannon 1973 TV Series Valerie Reed
The Magician 1973 TV Series Julie Carter
Love, American Style 1973 TV Series Maureen (segment "Love and the Stutter")
Medical Center 1973 TV Series Maria

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Only Yesterday 1991 composer: song "Ai wa Hana - Kimi wa Sono Tane"
Cop Rock 1990 TV Series songs composed by - 6 episodes
Eisenhower & Lutz 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Jim Nabors Show 1978 TV Series Herself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Original Song - Motion Picture The Rose (1979)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Original Song The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002) · Aria Noelle Curzon
· Anndi McAfee
· Thomas Dekker
· Jeff Bennett
· Michele Brourman (writer)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Original Song The Land Before Time IX: Journey to the Big Water (2002) · Donny Osmond
· Michele Brourman (music)
2003 DVDX Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Original Song in a DVD Premiere Movie The Land Before Time X: The Great Longneck Migration (2003) · Olivia Newton-John (performer)
· Michele Brourman (writer)
1998 Annie Annie Awards Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music in an Animated Feature Production Hercules and Xena - The Animated Movie: The Battle for Mount Olympus (1998) · Michele Brourman (songs)
· Joseph LoDuca
1992 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Original Song As the World Turns (1956) · James Patrick Dunne (composer)


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