Norman Gimbel became known for his songs "Killing Me Softly With His Song", "I Got a Name" and "It Runs As it Goes". To kill me softly with his song, he won the Grammy Award in 1973. He often collaborated with Charles Fox. And in 1980, he won an Oscar with David Shire, for the song "It Goes Like It Goes" from "Norma Rae", played by Jennifer Warnes.
Gimbel and Fox also collaborated on the game "I Got a Name" by Jim Croce. This song was released one day after the actress died on a plane crash on September 20, 1973. The song was part of the 1973 The Last American Hero with Jeff Bridges.
For over 30 years, Gimbel and Fox have composed more than 150 songs together. The two were also nominated for Oscar for "Richard's Window" by Olivia Newton-John for "The Other Side of the Mountain" (1975), and Barry's "Ready to Take a Chance Again" Manilow for "Foul Play "(1978).
Norman Gimbel and Charles Fox have also composed the soundtracks of famous comedy series such as "Happy Days", "Laverne & Shirley" and "Angie" by Garry Marshall, and for television shows such as "Paper Chase" "Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous" and "Wonder Woman".
Norman Gimbel is also the author of English text for "The Girl From Ipanema" (Astrud Gilberto and Stan Getz). "The Girl From Ipanema" received a Grammy Award for "Record of the Year" in 1965, and is one of the songs that has received the most record of all time.
Gimbel's death was confirmed by Hollywood Reporter by his son Tony, he informed News.ro
Norman Gimbel was included in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984.
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