American singer, actor, songwriter and producer PAUL JABARA was born on this date (d. 1992) Born in Brooklyn, New York as Paul Frederick Jabara, he won an Oscar for the song “Last Dance”, as performed by Donna Summer in the film “Thank God It’s Friday”. He was co-founder of the Red Ribbon Project in 1991.
His theater career included: Hair (New York), Jesus Christ Superstar (London, as King Herod), The Rocky Horror Show (Los Angeles) In films: Midnight Cowboy (1969), Medea (1969), Necropolis (1970), The Out-of- Towners (1970), The Ski Bum (1971), Blu gang vissero per sempre felici e ammazzati (1973), The Last Angry Man (1974), The Lord’s of Flatbush (1974), Peeper (1975), The Day Of The Locust (1975), Thank God It’s Friday (1978), Honky Tonk Freeway (1981), Legal Eagles (1986), Les Patterson Saves the World (1987), Slaves of New York (1989), 9½ Ninjas! (1991, voice), Light Sleeper (1992)
He wrote the disco classic No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) sung by Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer, Last Dance (Donna Summer), It’s Raining Men (sung by the Weather Girls), Work that Body (sung by Diana Ross). Jabara died of HIV/AIDS in 1992. Website: www.pauljabara.com