Patrick Williams

1939 - 2018

Patrick Williams studierte Musik an der Columbia Universität und arbeitete danach zunächst als Arrangeur ehe er ab Ende der 60er Jahre beim Film Fuss fasste und für viele Produktionen die Musik schrieb.

Zu seinen ersten Filmkompositionen gehören "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Hollywood" (67) und "Don't Drink the Water" (69).

In den 70er Jahren setzte er sich endgültig als Filmkomponist durch und vertonte "Macho Callahan" (70), "Evel Knievel" (71), "Terror in the Sky" (71), "The Streets of San Francisco" (72), "Sssssss" (73), "Murder or Mercy" (74), "Crossfire" (75), "Most Wanted" (76), "Escapade" (78) und "Butch and Sundance: The Early Days" (79).

Seine Schaffenskraft für Film und Fernsehen blieb in den kommenden Jahrzehnten ungebrochen und Patrick Williams schrieb die Musik zu Produktionen wie "Used Cars" (80), "Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen" (81), "Moonlight" (82), "All of Me" (84), "Maybe Baby" (88), "Worth Winning" (89), "Cry-Baby" (90), "Legacy of Lies" (92), "Geronimo" (93), "French Silk" (94), "The Grass Harp" (95), "After Jimmy" (96), "Mother Knows Best" (97), "Solomon" (97) und "Jesus" (99).

Zu seinen jüngsten filmischen Arbeiten zählen "The Three Stooges" (00), "Blonde" (01), "Power and Beauty" (02), "Heart of a Stranger" (02), "When Angels Come to Town" (04) und "Hercules" (05).

In seiner langen Karriere wurde Patrick Williams für 23 Emmys, 12 Grammys und einen Oscar nominiert. Vier Mal durfte er den Emmy und zwei Mal den Grammy in Empfang nehmen.

Neben der Filmmusik arrangierte Patrick Williams für viele Sänger die Musik, darunter Frank Sinatra, Amy Grant, Barbra Streisand und Billy Joel. Auch für seine Konzert-Arbeiten wurde er gefeiert, dazu gehören "An American Concerto", "Gulliver" und "August".

Weitere Filme von Patrick Williams:
How Sweet It Is! (68) A Nice Girl Like Me (69) The Sidelong Glances of a Pigeon Kicker (70) Serie "The Headmaster" (70) San Francisco International (70) Incident in San Francisco (71) Travis Logan, D.A. (71) Hitched (71) Serie "Funny Face" (71) Lock, Stock and Barrel (71) The Failing of Raymond (71) Serie "Cannon: The Nowhere Man" (71) Hardcase (72) Short Walk to Daylight (72) Serie "The Streets of San Francisco: The Thirty-Year Pin" (72) Serie "The Streets of San Francisco: Tower Beyond Tragedy" (72) A Time for Love (73) The Magician (73) Topper Returns (73) Ordeal (73) Hex (73) Serie "Magician: Man on Fire" (73) Mrs. Sundance (74) Serie "Mary Tyler Moore" (70-74) Moonchild (74) Harrad Summer (74) I Wonder Who's Killing Her Now? (75) Stowaway to the Moon (75) Serie "The Streets of San Francisco: Ten Dollar Murder" (75) Serie "Doc" (75) Framed (75) The Lives of Jenny Dolan (75) Serie "Bert D'Angelo/Superstar" (76) Serie "Good Heavens" (76) Serie "The Tony Randall Show" (76) Stonestreet: Who Killed the Centerfold Model? (77) Serie "The Bob Newhart Show" (72-77) The Man with the Power (77) Serie "Lou Grant: Cophouse" (77) Serie "Lou Grant: Henhouse" (77) Serie "Lou Grant: Judge" (77) Columbo: Try and Catch Me (77) The One and Only (78) Columbo: Make Me a Perfect Murder (78) Casey's Shadow (78) Columbo: How to dial a Murder (78) Serie "Columbo: The Conspirators (78) The Cheap Detective (78) The Seniors (78) Hot Stuff (79) Cuba (79) Hero at Large (80) Wholly Moses! (80) How to Beath the High Co$t of Living (80) It's My Turn (80) A Girl's Life (81) Serie "The Two of Us" (81) The Miracle of Kathy Miller (81) The Princess and the Cabbie (81) Tomorrow's Child (82) Some Kind of Hero (82) Family in Blue (82) The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (82) Serie "The Devlin Connection" (82) The Toy (82) Marvin & Tige (83) The Fighter (83) Serie "After MASH" (83) Serie "Mr. Smith" (83) Serie "Empire" (84) Swing Shift (84) Young Lust (84) The Buddy System (84) Best Defense (84) Seduced (85) The Slugger's Wife (85) The Rig (86) Just Between Friends (86) Violets Are Blue... (86) Oceans of Fire (86) Serie "Heart of the City" (86) Spot Marks the X (86) Kojak: The Price of Justice (87) Serie "Mr. President" (87) Serie "CBS Summer Playhouse: Barrington" (87) Serie "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" (87) Serie "The Slap Maxwell Story" (87) Laguna Heat (87) Serie "Eisenhower & Lutz" (88) Double Standard (88) Fresh Horses (88) Columbo: Murder, Smoke and Shadows (89) Columbo: Sex and the Married Detective (89) Serie "CBS Summer Playhouse: American Nuclear" (89) Serie "FM" (89) Night Walk (89) Columbo: Murder, a Self Portrait (89) The Earth Day Special (90) Love and Lies (90) In the Spirit (90) Columbo: Murder in Malibu (90) Goodnight Sweet Wife: A Murder in Boston (90)  Serie "The Simpsons: Simpson and Delilah" (90) Decoration Day (90) Saturday's (91) The Whereabouts of Jenny (91) In Broad Daylight (91) Daughters of Privilege (91) Keeping Secrets (91) Back to the Streets of San Francisco (92) Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (92) Columbo: No Time to Die (92) The Cutting Edge (92) Big Girls Don't Cry...They Get Even (92) Jewels (92) Serie "Black Tie Affair" (93) Blind Spot (93) Murder in the Heartland (93) Taking the Heat (93) Serie "Cutters" (93) Zelda (93) Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771 (93) Accidental Mieeting (94) The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (94) Getting Gotti (94) Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics (94) The Gift of Love (94) Because Mommy Works (94) Take Me Home Again (94) Serie "Extreme" (95) OP Center (95) Betrayed: A Story of Three Women (95) Kingfish: A Story of Huey Pl. Long (95) Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (95) Stormchasers (95) Her Hidden Truth (95) The West Side Waltz (95) Journey (95) Saved by the Light (95) A Brother's Promise: The Dan Jansen Story (96) My Very Best Friend (96) Never Give Up. The Jimmy V. Story (96) The Siege at Ruby Ridge (96) A Weekend in the Country (96) Ed McBain's 87th Precinct. Heatwave (97) Home Invasion (97) Childhood Sweetheart? (97) A Walton Easter (97) That Old Feeling (97) Sisters and Other Strangers (97) Julian Po (97) Heart Full of Rain (97) A Change of Heart (98) A Knight in camelot (98) Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke (99) A Murder on Shadow Mountain (99) Take My Advice: The Ann and Abby Story (99) The Reef (99) A Cooler Climate (99) A Song from the Heart (99) Kiss the Sky (99) Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (99) Switching Goals (99) Miracle on the 17th Green (99) The Thin Blue Lie (00) Yesterday's Children (00) Inside the Osmonds (01) Just Ask My Children (01) We Were the Mulvaneys (02) Just a Walk in the Park (02) 1st to Die (03) Serie "Mr. Monk Goes to the Ballgame" (03) Finding John Christmas (03) The Perfect Husband: The Laci Peterson Story (04)