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Michael Masser

LAS graduate Michael Masser, who has written songs for Diana Ross, Neil Diamond, and Whitney Houston, was nominated for an Academy Award in Music in 1975.

Which song was nominated?

Answer: “Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You’re Going To)”

Masser (AB ’63, political science) was also nominated for a Grammy for “Didn’t We Almost Have It All” and for a Golden Globe for “So Sad the Song” from the movie Pipe Dreams. He is credited as a producer, arranger, or composer on over 80 albums, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.

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