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Jerry Leiber

Jerry Leiber



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Also Known As: Died: August 22, 2011
Born: April 25, 1933 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Baltimore, Maryland, USA Profession: Music ...


Jerry Leiber's musical talents have contributed to a variety of Hollywood productions. Leiber began his entertainment career with his music featured in films like the Elvis Presley musical "Jailhouse Rock" (1957), the Elvis Presley dramatic adaptation "King Creole" (1958) and "Black Joy" (1978). His music also appeared in "Grease" (1978), the Cheech Marin comedy "Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke" (1978) and the Jonathan Segal romance "Yotzim Kavua" (1979). In the eighties and the nineties, Leiber's music continued to appear on the silver screen, including in films like the Phoebe Cates dramatic comedy "Shag: The Movie" (1989), "Roger & Me" (1989) with Michael Moore and "Cry Baby" (1990). His work was also in the Sandra Bernhard comedic adaptation "Without You I'm Nothing" (1990). Leiber's music was also featured in the comedy adaptation "The Love Letter" (1999) with Kate Capshaw, the animated adventure "The Iron Giant" (1999) with Jack Angel and the Daveigh Chase box office smash animated comedy "Lilo and Stitch" (2002). His music was also featured in the dramedy "Uptown Girls" (2003) with Brittany Murphy and the comedy "National Lampoon Presents: Dorm Daze" (2003) with Chris Owen. Leiber was most recently credited in the animated feature "Strange Magic" (2015) with Alan Cumming. Leiber passed away in August 2011 at the age of 78.

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