Miles Goodman

Miles Goodman (1949-1996) was a film composer whose Hollywood career began in the mid-1970s.

Goodman wrote the score for The Muppet Christmas Carol, alongside songs written by Paul Williams. Four tracks of his music are represented on the soundtrack: "Overture" (using some of Williams' themes), "Christmas Past" (for the Ghost of Christmas Past), "Christmas Future" (for the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come), and "Christmas Morning" (for Scrooge's awakening).

Among his film and television credits, he scored four movies directed by Frank Oz: Little Shop of Horrors (1986, with songs by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1998), What About Bob? (1991), and HouseSitter (1992). He also wrote a score for Oz's The Indian in the Cupboard which was replaced by Randy Edelman, and Oz originally asked him to score In & Out before Goodman passed away in 1996.[1]

His other film credits include Teen Wolf (with Michael J. Fox), La Bamba (with Lou Diamond Phillips), Problem Child (with John Ritter), and He Said, She Said and Dunston Checks In (both directed by Ken Kwapis). His TV credits include The Mary Tyler Moore Show spin-off Lou Grant (with Edward Asner), Eight Is Enough (with Betty Buckley), Cagney & Lacey (with Tyne Daly), and one episode each of Steven Spielberg's Amazing Stories and HBO's Tales from the Crypt (with Don Rickles).


  1. IGN "Interview with Frank Oz (Part 3 of 4)" by Kenneth Plume, February 10, 2000

External links

  • IMDb
  • YouTube - Goodman talks about his score for The Delinquents (1989)
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