Dick DeBenedictis is a composer and conductor who wrote the theme songs for a number of series, including the NBC Mystery Movies (Columbo and McCloud) and for the Perry Mason movies that ran from 1985 to 1993. He was nominated ten times for Emmy Awards for his compositions. The themes he’s best known for are:
Father Dowling Mysteries, which starred Tom Bosley and Tracy Nelson
Jake and the Fatman, which starred Joe Penny and William Conrad
Matlock, which starred Andy Griffith and Linda Purl
And Diagnosis: Murder, which starred Dick and Barry Van Dyke.
DeBenedictis is retired from television composing and now conducts master classes in Los Angeles and New York.
Dick DeBenedictis, your Two for Tuesday, December 3, 2019.