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David Foster Biography

Birth Name:
David Walter Foster
Birth Place:
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Profession
Producer, composer, songwriter, musician

Fast Facts

  • Joined Chuck Berry's backing band at age 16
  • Was a member of early-'70s one-hit-wonder band Skylark, which released "Wildflower
  • " In 1992, he accidentally hit actor Ben Vereen with his car on the Pacific Coast Highway
  • Although Vereen was seriously injured, he made a full recovery
  • Became senior vice president of A&R at Atlantic Records in 1994 and later founded 143 Records
  • Established the David Foster Foundation, which raises money to help children who need organ transplants
  • Was appointed officer of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honor, in 2006
  • Named chairman of the Verve Music Group in December 2011
  • Is a member of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and has a star on the Canadian Walk of Fame

Awards

  • 2003Emmy-Outstanding Music and Lyrics: winner
  • 1999Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: winner
  • 1998Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated
  • 1992Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Original Song - Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1986Oscar-Best Achievement in Music (Original Song): nominated

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