Danny Elfman Overview

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Born: May 29, 1953

Danny Elfman began his showbiz career in the early 1970's as a singer-songwriter for the band Oingo Boingo. It was all a fluke actually. His older brother Richard was making his directorial debut with the film Forbidden Zone and he needed a musical score. He approached his younger brother who had spent most of his childhood at the local theatre and listening to music by composers Bernard Hermann and Franz Waxman. Forbidden Zone became a cult favorite and Elfman's career was... See All


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