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Daniel Robert Elfman

Birthdate: (63)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Milton Elfman and Clare Elfman
Husband of Bridget Fonda and <private> Elfman
Father of Minor Child; <private> Elfman and <private> Elfman
Brother of Richard Elliot Elfman
Half brother of <private> Elfman

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About Danny Elfman

Daniel Robert "Danny" Elfman (born May 29, 1953) is an American composer, best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock band Oingo Boingo, from 1976 to 1995 and later for scoring music for television and film and creating The Simpsons main title theme as well as the 1989 Batman movie theme. He has scored the majority of the films for his long-time friend Tim Burton.

Personal life

Danny Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Blossom Elfman (née Bernstein), a writer and teacher, and Milton Elfman, a teacher who was in the Air Force. Elfman grew up in a racially mixed community in the Baldwin Hills area of Los Angeles. His older brother Richard is an "avant garde" filmmaker and theater director.

Elfman has three children: Lola, born in 1979; Mali, born in 1984; and Oliver, born in 2005. On November 29, 2003, Elfman married film actress Bridget Fonda. In 1997 he scored A Simple Plan – his only score for one of her films to date (although he did compose a cue for the film Army of Darkness, in which Fonda has a cameo). He is the uncle of actor Bodhi Elfman who is married to actress Jenna Elfman, known most notably in her role as Dharma in the TV series Dharma and Greg.

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Danny Elfman's Timeline

May 29, 1953
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA