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RIP Billy Goldenberg

NEW YORK CITY–Billy Goldenberg, an Emmy-winning composer and songwriter, died Aug. 3 at his home here. He was 84.

Goldenberg wrote the themes for such 1970s TV series as “Kojak,” “Harry O” and “Rhoda,” composed the pilot scores for “Night Gallery” and “Columbo,” and won Emmys for the TV-movie “Queen of the Stardust Ballroom” and miniseries “The Lives of Benjamin Franklin,” “King” and “Rage of Angels.”

His “Queen of the Stardust Ballroom” score eventually became the 1978 Broadway musical “Ballroom,” directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett (of “A Chorus Line” fame). It earned eight Tony nominations including Best Musical.

MSTies will remember that he composed the musical cues in the episodes of TV’s “Gemini Man” that became the movie in episode 814- RIDING WITH DEATH.

Variety has the story.

Thanks to Tim for the heads up.

In other RIP news: many folks noted that actor Wilfred Brimley pass on recently. LONNNNG time fans might remember that he was mentioned in a host segment in episode K11- HUMANOID WOMAN.

4 Replies to “RIP Billy Goldenberg”

  1. jay
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    There is much to be admired in a talented musician and a talented composer is really something special. RIP Mr. Goldenberg

    K11 was even before my time as a fan, but I have shared oatmeal with some humanoid women.

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  2. The Original EricJ
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    In other RIP news: many folks noted that actor Wilfred Brimley pass on recently. LONNNNG time fans might remember that he was mentioned in a host segment in episode K11- HUMANOID WOMAN.

    I’m not quite as LONNNNG a fan as to remember KTMA, but just long enough to remember Ol’-Timer Billy Slater being nothing but Quaker Oatmeal jokes in “Junior Rodeo Daredevils”.

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  3. Chancey Wigglesworth
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    I have literally spent, ohh, I’d say… 10% of my waking LIFE with the theme from “Rhoda” in my head.

       2 likes

  4. Master Ninja 2
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    Or you could be a new fan who happened to start with K11. It could happen ;)

       1 likes

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