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Joel Hirschhorn shared two Academy Awards for theme songs in "The Poseidon Adventure" and "The Towering Inferno," with longtime collaborator Al Kasha. During his long career Hirschhorn's songs sold more than 90 million records, and were featured in more then 20 films and were recorded by various artists including Elvis Presley. Hirschorn and Kasha, won their first Oscar in 1973 for "The Morning After" from "The Poseidon Adventure," a film about a luxury cruise ship capsized by an enormous wave. Read more... film about a catastrophic blaze in a high-rise building. They were also nominated for another pair of Oscars for songs from the Disney animated film "Pete's Dragon." They were also nominated for two Tony Awards.