Amanda McBroom (born August 9, 1947) is an American singer, songwriter, actress and cabaret performer who makes a one-time appearance in the M*A*S*H TV Series in the Season 10 two-episode story arc "That's Show Biz" where she portrays the accordion-playing USO troupe member Ellie Carlyle.
McBroom is well known for the songs she has written, notable among them is "The Rose", which Bette Midler sang in the film of the same name, and which has been covered by many other recording artists. McBroom is also known for her collaborations as lyricist with songwriter Michele Brourman, including some of the songs in the The Land Before Time film series, Balto II: Wolf Quest, and the musical Dangerous Beauty based on the film of the same name, which had its world premiere at the Pasadena Playhouse on February 13th, 2011.
McBroom starred in the New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco and European productions of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, and made her Broadway debut in the Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields musical Seesaw.
As an actress, McBroom has had guest-starring or recurring roles on such television series as Starsky and Hutch, Star Trek: The Next Generation ("The Measure of a Man"),Hart to Hart, Taxi, Charlie's Angels, Remington Steele, Hawaii Five-O, Magnum, P.I., Lou Grant, Love, American Style and Gunsmoke to her credit. She has also worked as a voice actress for children's cartoon shows, including Wildfire, The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang, Challenge of the GoBots, The Smurfs, Super Friends and The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show and Scrappy Too!
McBroom is the daughter of actor David Bruce.