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David Hess

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David Alexander Hess (born September 19, 1942 in New York City, NY - Died October 7, 2011) is an American actor and songwriter. He began his professional career as a songwriter for Shalimar Music in 1957, under the pseudonym of David Hill.

David composed the song "Start Movin'" for Sal Mineo and "Rockin' Shoes" for the Ames Brothers. He also wrote songs for Elvis Presley throughout the 1950s and 1960s, including "Come Along," and "Sand Castles". "Your Hand, Your Heart, Your Love" became a 1960s hit when it was performed by Andy Williams. In 1963, Hess wrote and recorded "Speedy Gonzalez," which became a number one single for Pat Boone, selling more than eight million copies worldwide. Hess then recorded two solo albums for Kapp Records, again topping the charts, this time with a Top Ten folk hit called "Two Brothers."

In 1972, he got a starring role in the Wes Craven exploitation shock classic The Last House On The Left (1972), for which he also composed the soundtrack.

In 1980, he appeared in the exploitation horror film The House On The Edge of The Park directed by Ruggero Deodato. More recently David worked on several tracks for the horror film Cabin Fever (2003), directed by Eli Roth.

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