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Cast (feature film)

American Lifestyles (1987) as ("The Nightclub Boom" - "Show Business: The Postwar Years")
Bird Now (1987)
New Orleans (1947) as Endie
A gambling-hall owner goes straight when he discovers the market for Chicago jazz.

Music (feature film)

Watchmen (2009)
After a law is passed to thwart the efforts of a group of crimefighters, one of them is mysteriously murdered.
Public Enemies (2009)
No one could stop John Dillinger and his gang. No jail could hold him. His charm and audacious jailbreaks endeared him to almost everyone-from his girlfriend Billie Frechette to an American public who had no sympathy for the banks that had plunged the country into the Depression. But while the adventures of Dillinger's gang-later including Baby Face Nelson and Alvin Karpis-thrilled many, J. Edgar Hoover made Dillinger America's first Public Enemy Number One and sent in Melvin Purvis, the dashing "Clark Gable of the FBI.'' However, Dillinger and his gang outwitted and outgunned Purvis' men in wild chases and shootouts. Only after importing a crew of Western ex-lawmen (newly baptized as agents) and orchestrating epic betrayals-from the infamous "Lady in Red'' to the Chicago crime boss Frank Nitti-were Purvis, the FBI and their new crew of gunfighters able to close in on Dillinger.
August Rush (2007)
Twelve years ago, on a moonlit rooftop above Washington Square, Lyla Novacek, a sheltered young cellist, and Louis Connelly, a charismatic Irish singer-songwriter, were drawn together by a street musician's rendition of "Moondance" and fell in love. After the most romantic night of her life, Lyla pr
Anything Else (2003) as Song Performer ("Easy To Love"); Song Performer ("The Way You Look Tonight"); Song Performer ("I Can'T Believe That You'Re In Love With Me")
Jerry Falk is an aspiring writer in New York, who falls in love at first sight with a free-spirited young woman named Amanda. Jerry has heard the phrase that life is like "anything else," but he soon finds that life with the unpredictable Amanda isn't like anything else at all.
Two Weeks Notice (2002) as Song ("God Bless The Child")
Millionaire George Wade doesn't make a move without Lucy Kelson, his multi-tasking Chief Counsel at the Wade Corporation. A brilliant attorney with a strategic mind, she also has an ulcer and doesn't get much sleep. It's not the job that's getting to her--it's George. Smart, charming and undeniably self-absorbed, he treats her more like a nanny than a Harvard-trained lawyer--and can barely choose a tie without her help. Now, after five years of calling the shots, on everything from his clothes to his divorce settlements, Lucy Kelson is calling it quits. Although George makes it difficult for Lucy to leave the Wade Corporation, he finally agrees to let her go--but only if she finds her own replacement. After a challenging search, she hires an ambitious young lawyer with an obvious eye on her wealthy new boss. Finally free of George and his 24-hour requests, Lucy is ready to change course and join her devoted boyfriend on an adventure at sea. Or is she? Confronted with the fact that Lucy is literally sailing out of his life, George faces a decision of his own: is it ever too late to say "I love you"?
Amelie (2001) as Song Performer ("God Bless The Child")
A naive girl in Paris with a strong sense of justice decides to help those around her.
Amelie (2001) as Song; Songs ("The Child (Contains 'God Bless The Child')")
A naive girl in Paris with a strong sense of justice decides to help those around her.
Any Given Sunday (1999) as Song Performer ("I Can'T Face The Music" "Don'T Explain")
The biggest battle for the NFL's Miami Sharks is not with the other teams, but within the Shark's own ranks as aging star quarterback, Jack "Cap" Rooney, and battle-weary coach, Tony D'Amato, go head to head with young players and new management who are more concerned with big money and the star-making potential of television than the ethics of the game or the health of its players.
Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) as Song Performer ("Comes Love"); Song Performer ("God Bless The Child")
Sequel to the original, this time, Carrie's telekinetic half- sister reeks havoc at her prom.
Green Mile, The (1999) as Song Performer ("I Can'T Give You Anything But Love")
A story told in flashback and narrarted by Paul Edgecomb, now living in an old-age home six decades after working as the head guard on Death Row at a Southen Prison named Cold Mountain Penitentiary. Travelling back to 1935, during the Great Depression, the former prison guard, Edgecomb, reflects on how he developed a poignant, unusual relationship with this one inmate, sentenced to Death Row, who may be innocent. The inmate, John Coffey, is an African-American man--convicted of the rape and murder of a pair of 9-year-old sisters--who awaits his death in this harsh prison. Coffey has strange powers, both mysterious and miraculous; and the creepy characters in the prison have their own views of his gifts... and of God's.
Angela's Ashes (1999) as Song Performer ("I Can'T Give You Anything But Love" "Pennies From Heaven" "Your Mother'S Son-In-Law")
True story about a family in Ireland trying to survive against harsh conditions and poverty.
Cradle Will Rock (1999) as Song ("What A Little Moonlight Can Do (Aka Ooh, What A Little Moonlight Can Do")
The story of the staging of Marc Blitzstein's 1937 musical "The Cradle Will Rock", which the government placed an injunction against. The actors led the audience through New York to another venue and acted in the auditorium without props or costumes, just one action during the charged Depression-era
Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) as Song
Sequel to the original, this time, Carrie's telekinetic half- sister reeks havoc at her prom.
Celebrity (1998) as Song Performer ("Did I Remember (To Tell You I Adore You)")
Lee Simon, a journalist, has just split up with his insecure wife Robin. He launches into a series of sexual escapades that include a film star, a supermodel and an aspiring actress. Meanwhile, Robin considers plastic surgery and imagines a life on her own. However, both eventually find love again:
Ulee's Gold (1997) as Song Performer ("Sophisticated Lady")
A lonely, widowed beekeeper who is raising his two grandchildren while trying to forget a painful past, falls in love with a divorced nurse.
It Could Happen to You (1994) as Song Performer ("They Can'T Take That Away From Me")
In lieu of a tip, a New York cop offers a recently bankrupt waitress half of his lottery ticket. It turns out to be the winning ticket and, much to the chagrin of his avaricious wife, the good-hearted officer decides to honor his pledge.
Schindler's List (1993) as Song Performer ("God Bless The Child")
The true story of Olkar Schindler, a German businessman who saved several Jews from concentration camps during WWII.
Meteor Man, The (1993) as Song Performer ("Them There Eyes")
As a result of a meteor shower, an inner city school teacher acquires super-human powers that enable him to bring justice to his neighborhood.
Schindler's List (1993) as Song
The true story of Olkar Schindler, a German businessman who saved several Jews from concentration camps during WWII.
Forever Young (1992) as Song Performer ("The Very Thought Of You")
In 1939, after losing his love, a test pilot volunteers for a cryogenics experiment and is "thawed out" 50 years later.
Malcolm X (1992) as Song Performer ("Big Stuff")
The story of Malcom X, a black man who went from jail to leading a revolution.
Rich in Love (1992) as Song Performer ("I Hear Music")
A 17-year-old high school girl from the South deals with her parents' sudden divorce.
Switch (1991) as Song Performer ("Lover Man")
A male chauvinist dies and is reincarnated as a woman, thereby forcing him/her to endure the same sexist behavior he practiced as a man.
Rocketeer, The (1991) as Song Performer ("Any Old Time")
A personal rocket pack designed by Howard Hughes causes an aviator to be seen as somewhat of a superhero.
Marrying Man, The (1991) as Song Performer ("You Can'T Be Mine (And Someone Else'S Too)")
The romance between a Hollywood playboy and a Las Vegas showgirl in the 1940s.
Die Hard 2 (1990) as Song Performer ("I'Ve Got My Love To Keep Me Warm")
Some terrorist-fighting New York cops just can't catch a break. That's what Bruce Willis's hero John McClane must be thinking in this sequel to the blockbuster action flick "Die Hard" (1988). This time out, Willis is waiting to pick up his wife Bonnie Bedelia at the airport on Christmas Eve. Also waiting is a team of mercenaries led by William Sadler. They want to bust out an evil dictator, and they're taking the whole airport hostage. Big mistake with John McClane on the scene. It has all the terrific action, fisticuffs and gun battles you expect from a "Die Hard" feature.
I Hired a Contract Killer (1990) as Song Performer
After losing his job and realizing that he is alone in the world, a businessman opts to voluntarily end his life rather than allow himself to sink into further despair. Lacking courage, he hires a contract killer to do the job. Then, while awaiting his demise, he meets a woman and promptly falls in
Harlem Nights (1989) as Song Performer ("Just One More Chance")
Jive with two of Hollywood's greatest funnymen in this cool comedy caper! Written and directed by Eddie Murphy, "Harlem Nights" (1989) co-stars all-time great Richard Pryor, as these two comic geniuses head back into the 1930s in this action-packed adventure. Murphy is Quick, Pryor is Sugar Ray, and the two run a sleek Harlem gambling house filled with gorgeous gals and smooth-talking card sharps. Quick and Ray soon discover they have an adversary in gangster Bugsy Calhoun, who wants the club for himself, and is using a corrupt cop and an alluring femme fatale to do the dirty work for him. But the streetwise father and son are not easily duped, and instead hatch a plan to teach the mobster a lesson he'll never forget.
Enemies, A Love Story (1989) as Song Performer ("Love Is Here To Stay")
Comedy drama set during the 1940s and 1950s in Coney Island and Brooklyn, revolving around a Holocaust survivor who finds himself involved with three women at the same time: his first wife, his present wife and his current mistress.
Slaves of New York (1989) as Song Performer ("Am I Blue")
A trendy hat designer and her chic graffiti artist boyfriend live and love in Manhattan's East Village.
Rocket Gibraltar (1988) as Song Performer ("You Better Go Now "Don'T Explain" "Foolin' Myself")
A family patriarch announces to his family that he desires a Viking funeral for his next birthday, and his grandchildren do their best to honor his wish.
Train of Dreams (1988) as Song Performer ("Don'T Worry About Me")
The tragic story of the life of a young repeat offender and the disturbing criminal patterns he develops.
Rocket Gibraltar (1988) as Song ("You Better Go Now")
A family patriarch announces to his family that he desires a Viking funeral for his next birthday, and his grandchildren do their best to honor his wish.
Satisfaction (1988) as Song ("God Bless The Child")
Adventures of a female rock 'n' roll band hired as the house act in a club at a wealthy beach resort.
In the Mood (1987) as Song Performer ("Solitude")
When 15-year-old Sonny Wisecarver has an affair with his older neighbor Francine and then runs off to marry her, a stern judge has the union annulled. Then, when Sonny finds himself before the same judge after getting involved with another woman in her 20s, the publicity from this case makes him the
9 1/2 Weeks (1986) as Song Performer ("Strange Fruit")
Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke court passion, obsession and manipulation in "9 ½ Weeks" (1986), a stylish and erotic drama about two isolated people drawn together by a chance meeting. Director Adrian Lyne dives deep into the psychology of the characters, resulting in a piece that is as emotional as it is sexual. This expanded edition includes footage not seen in the original U.S. theatrical release.
Dediscina (1986) as Music
Thing, The (1982) as Song Performer ("Don'T Explain")
The stage is set for havoc and terror when a twelve-man research team finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.
Doll's Eye (1982) as Song Performer ("Fine And Mellow")
Jazz in Exile (1982) as Song ("Fine And Mellow")
Doll's Eye (1982) as Song
Bad Timing (1980) as Song Performer ("It'S The Same Old Story")
An attempted suicide uncovers a tangled web of passion between a woman and her psychologist.
Joe Albany... A Jazz Life (1980) as Song ("Fine And Mellow")
To the Count of Basie (1979) as Song Performer ("Swing Brother Swing")
Music in Progress: Mike Westbrook - Jazz Composer (1978) as Song ("God Bless The Child")
Lady Sings the Blues (1972) as Composer
Billie Holliday fights drug addiction to make a name for herself as a jazz singer.
Malcolm X (1972) as Composer
A portrait of Malcolm X, one of the most prominent black leaders and human rights activist.
All the Fine Young Cannibals (1960) as Composer
An ambitious farm girl rushes into marriage with a rich man, almost destroying four lives in the process.

Cast (special)

Apollo Theater Hall of Fame (1993)
A presentation of the 1st Annual Apollo Theater Hall of Fame.

Music (special)

Promised Land, The (1995) as Song Performer ("God Bless This Child")
Five-part documentary detailing the migration of millions of African-Americans from the deep South to the industrial North, between 1942 and 1970. Uses archival materials and interviews, as well as a focus on music of the period and the present.

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Commitments (2001) as Song Performer ("Easy Living")

Music (TV Mini-Series)

Blues, The (2003) as Song Performer ("I'M A Fool To Want You")

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