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Also Known As: Died: February 15, 1965
Born: March 17, 1917 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Montgomery, Alabama, USA Profession: Music ...


Cast (feature film)

Cat Ballou (1965) as
A prim schoolteacher turns outlaw queen when the railroad steals her land.
Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) as Cy Robbin
A San Francisco society boy learns that his new wife is part-black.
St. Louis Blues (1958) as William "W. C." Handy
Musical biopic about the life of legendary bluesman W.C. Handy.
China Gate (1957) as Goldie
Near the end of the French phase of the Vietnam War, a group of mercenaries are recruited to travel through enemy territory to the Chinese border, to blow up an arms depot. A Eurasian smuggler, Lucky Legs, agrees to use her connections to help them, in return getting her bastard son into America. The racist father of the boy, Sergeant Brock, is also part of the multinational group. Lucky Legs must use the love of a Eurasian guerilla leader, Major Cham, to get access to the base. Will they destroy the base, and will Brock overcome his racism before Lucky Legs makes The Ultimate Sacrifice?
Istanbul (1957) as Danny Rice
Adventurer James Brennan returns to Istanbul five years after being ejected under suspicion of diamond smuggling. In flashback, he recalls his last days there, his torrid love affair with Stephanie Bauer, the efforts of shady characters to obtain a strange ornament he received from a friend, and Stephanie's disappearance during a fire. Now that Brennan is back, Stephanie (or her double) reappears, and there's still the question of where the supposedly smuggled diamonds are...
The Scarlet Hour (1956) as Nightclub singer
The Blue Gardenia (1953) as Singer at Blue Gardenia
A telephone operator kills in self-defense but can''t remember the details of the encounter.
Small Town Girl (1953) as Himself
A sheriff's daughter falls for a playboy arrested for speeding.

Music (feature film)

Joy (2015)
A housewife, struggling to make ends meet, invents a mop that changes her life and makes her a millionaire. Based on a true story.
Best Man Holiday, The (2013)
College friends reunite during the holiday season and old rivalries are rekindled.
42 (2013)
Valentine's Day (2010)
It's a day in the life of love in Los Angeles as stories crisscross, collide and boomerang. There's a proposal, flowers that didn't get sent, a big fat secret that's finally told.
Leap Year (2010)
Inspired by an Irish tradition that allows women to propose to men on Leap Day, Anna follows Jeremy to Dublin to propose to him. But after landing on the wrong side of Ireland, she must enlist the help of local Declan to get her across the country.
Watchmen (2009)
After a law is passed to thwart the efforts of a group of crimefighters, one of them is mysteriously murdered.
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009)
Celebrity photographer Connor Mead loves freedom, fun and women - in that order. A committed bachelor with a no-strings policy, he thinks nothing of breaking up with multiple women on a conference call while prepping his next date. Connor's brother Paul is more the romantic type. In fact, he's about
Express, The (2008)
The true story of Ernie Davis, two-time All-American running back for Syracuse University who led his team to the national championship in 1960. In 1961, he became the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy. Later that year, he was the first pick in the NFL draft. But Davis never got the chance to play professional football, he was diagnosed with leukemia during the summer of 1962 and died nearly a year later.
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
Chuck Levine and Larry Valentine are the pride of their fire station: two guy's guys always side-by-side and willing to do anything for each other. Salt-of-the-earth widower Larry wants just one thing: to protect his family. His buddy Chuck also wants one thing: to enjoy the single life. Grateful Chuck owes Larry for saving his life in a fire, and Larry calls in that favor big time when civic red tape prevents him from naming his own two kids as his life insurance beneficiaries. All that Chuck has to do is claim to be Larry's domestic partner on some city forms. Easy. Nobody will ever know. But when an overzealous, spot-checking bureaucrat becomes suspicious, the new couple's arrangement becomes a citywide issue and goes from confidential to front-page news. Forced to improvise as love-struck newlyweds, Chuck and Larry must now fumble through a hilarious charade of domestic bliss under one roof. After surviving their mandatory honeymoon and dodging the threat of exposure, the well-intentioned con men discover sticking together in your time of need is what truly makes a family.
Love and Other Disasters (2007)
A female assistant at U.K. Vogue is the catalyst for a group of young friends as they try to find love.
Running with Scissors (2006)
In 1971, the neatness-obsessed but sharply observant 6-year-old Augusten finds himself trapped between his troubled parents: his mother Deirdre, an unpublished--not to mention unstable--confessional poet with delusions of being hugely famous; and his father Norman, an alcoholic math professor who lo
Take the Lead (2006)
Pierre Dulaine is a Manhattan dance teacher and competitor who volunteers his time to teach ballroom dancing to a diverse group of New York inner-city high school students serving detention. The students are initially skeptical of Dulaine, especially when they learn what he''s there to teach them, but his unwavering commitment and dedication slowly inspire them to embrace his program. In fact, they even take it one step further and combine Dulaine''s classical dance with their unique hip-hop style and music to create a high-energy, unique fusion. As Dulaine becomes a mentor for his students, many of whom haven''t had much to strive towards in their lives, he inspires them to hone their craft for a prestigious city ballroom competition, and in return they share with each other valuable lessons about pride, respect and honor.
Running with Scissors (2006)
In 1971, the neatness-obsessed but sharply observant 6-year-old Augusten finds himself trapped between his troubled parents: his mother Deirdre, an unpublished--not to mention unstable--confessional poet with delusions of being hugely famous; and his father Norman, an alcoholic math professor who lo
Little Manhattan (2005)
New York City is the most romantic place in the world--even if you're only 10 years old and falling in love for the first time. That's what young Gabe discovers as he pursues the object of his affections, his classmate Rosemary.
Ray (2004) as Song ("Straighten Up And Fly Right")
Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring
Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
In 1953, a time when women's roles were rigidly defined, free-spirited, novice art history professor Katherine Watson begins teaching at the prestigious all-female Wellesley College--which despite its academic reputation, is an environment where success is measured by 'how well' the students marry.
Rookie, The (2002) as Song Performer ("The Christmas Song")
Jim Morris never made it out of the minor leagues before a shoulder injury ended his pitching career twelve years ago. Now a married-with-children high-school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Jim''s team makes a deal with him: if they win the district championship, Jim will try out with a major-league organization. The bet proves incentive enough for the team, and they go from worst to first, making it to state for the first time in the history of the school. Jim, forced to live up to his end of the deal, is nearly laughed off the try-out field--until he gets onto the mound, where he confounds the scouts (and himself) by clocking successive 98 mph fastballs, good enough for a minor-league contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Jim''s still got a lot of pitches to throw before he makes it to The Show, but with his big-league dreams revived, there''s no telling where he could go.
Catch Me If You Can (2002) as Song Performer ("The Christmas Song")
Based on a true story, Frank W. Abagnale was employed as a doctor, a lawyer and as a co-pilot for a major airline company all before reaching his 21st birthday. A successful con artist and master of deception, Frank is also a brilliant forger, whose skill at check fraud has netted him millions of dollars in stolen funds, much to the chagrin of the authorities. FBI Agent Carl Hanratty has made it his prime mission to capture him and bring him to justice. However, Frank is always one step ahead of Carl baiting him to continue the chase.
Corky Romano (2001) as Song Performer ("Love")
Good-natured veterinarian Corky Romano is stunned when he receives a call from his long-lost father, "Pops" an underworld crime lord who has been indicted. With his trial just two weeks away, it looks as if the Mafia kingpin is finally going down. However, he still has one hope. Pops realizes that t
Boycott (2001)
A dramatization of the historic mid-50s public bus boycott that played a pivotal role in the Civil Rights movement. In Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, exhausted after a long day at work, refused to give up her seat to a white man in the "whites only" section of a city bus. Mrs.
Don't Say A Word (2001) as Song Performer ("Don'T Get Around Much Anymore")
Preeminent New York psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Conrad has a successful practice, a beautiful wife and a charming daughter. Making his way home for the Thanksgiving holiday, Conrad is summoned by a colleague to examine a young woman. Elisabeth Burrows presents a history of unexplained violence, failed t
In the Mood for Love (2000) as Spanish Song Performer
Suspicions that their spouses are cheating draw a man and woman closer together.
End of Days (1999) as Song Performer ("The Christmas Song")
Jericho Cane, a beaten down ex-cop, wakes up to another day, oblivious to the struggle that he soon must face. His job as a security specialist alongside his partner Chicago has become a tireless routine of seedy surveillance jobs, and since the death of his wife and child, everything in life which
Liberty Heights (1999) as Song Performer ("Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup")
It is Baltimore in 1954 and everything is changing. In this year, school desegregation is happening for the first time, bringing black and white children from different neighborhoods into the same classrooms. In this year, the dawning of rock'n'roll is giving teenagers their first slice of a musical
PARENT TRAP, THE (1998) as Song Performer ("Love")
The tale of identical twin sisters who were separated shortly after birth by the break-up of their different continents by their two successful parents. Hallie is growing up in Napa Valley with her vineyard-owner father, Nick Parker. Annie is raised in fashionable London by her mother, Elizabeth Jam
Rounders (1998) as Song Performer ("That'S The Kind Of Girl I Dream Of")
Mike is a law student who has once been burned playing poker, and has turned his back on gambling in order to settle in with his girlfriend Jo, and his studies. When his former partner in crime Worm is released from prison, though, he is tempted back to the card tables and realises how much he enjoy
Primary Colors (1998) as Song Performer ("Unforgettable")
The fictional story of a presidential run by Jack Stanton, a womanizing, idealistic Southern governor who battles other Democratic candidates in a primary run in 1992. As seen through the eyes of his African-American campaign manager, the Stanton campaign is filled with enthusiastic young Democrats all of whom have dreams that their man is going to win. The story behind the scenes, however, is a little more bawdy and involves Jack Stanton''s politically astute wife; an attempt to blackmail the candidate with doctored audiotapes detailing a past sexual encounter; an alleged bastard child of Stanton''s from a black teenager; a possibly illegal real estate deal known as Tidewater Estates; the uncovering of a candidate''s past as a cocaine-addicted homosexual by Stanton''s campaign; and the suicide of one of Stanton''s longtime friends.
As Good As it Gets (1997) as Song Performer ("For Sentimental Reasons (I Love You)")
An obsessive-compulsive writer comes out of his shell to help a struggling waitress and an injured artist.
That Old Feeling (1997) as Song Performer ("Love")
A young woman is about to marry a very straight-laced rising young politician. Her long divorced parents (with their current spouces) attend the wedding and the old sparks begin to ignite between them.
101 Dalmatians (1996) as Song Performer ("The Christman Song")
Cruella DeVil owns and runs the fashionable House DeVil, catering to her two passions: clothes and fur. But when her most talented and industrious designer, Anita, falls hopelessly in love and marries beau Roger, Cruella is threatened by the shift in loyalty. Paying a visit to the newlyweds'' home, her temper thaws when she finds that a litter of Dalmation puppies is due. Intent upon adding them to her growing collection, she brandishes her check book only to discover the pups are not for sale. However, Cruella doesn''t understand the word no, and she sends her hapless henchmen Jasper and Horace to steal what can''t be bought. As Cruella preens in readiness for her new finery, the entire canine kingdom is racing to rescue the pups.
Jingle All the Way (1996) as Song Performer ("The Christmas Song")
Christmas. It''s the most magical time of year. But while many are bustling to find their children the perfect gifts, others aren''t quite ready to adopt the holiday spirit. High-powered businessman Howard Langston loves his family, but he just can''t seem to find enough time for wife Liz and son Jamie. But Howard will make it up to Jamie... he''ll buy him the toy on every child''s list to Santa -- and the hottest action figure of the season -- Turbo Man! Unfortunately, Howard if facing one BIG problem: It''s Christmas Eve, and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving! Howard''s down-to-the-wire trek to find Turbo Man quickly turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined. In the course of his seemingly endless Yuletide misadventures, he finds himself in a no-holds-barred fight-to-the-finish with a crazed postman named Myron, who is out to claim the last Turbo Man for his own kid.
Dear God (1996) as Song ("Straighten Up And Fly Right")
A con artist who can't fathom the idea of an honest day's work, Tom Turner has tried every scam in the book. Then, while trying to pay off a gambling debt, he gets arrested attempting to sell tickets on an airline that hasn't flown since the '80s! Sentenced by a judge to get a job or go to jail, Tom
With Honors (1994) as Song Performer ("The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)")
The true story of the relationships formed between a homeless man and students at Harvard University.
Ref, The (1994) as Song Performer ("The Christmas Song" "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" "Adeste Fideles")
A feuding couple is abducted by a thief after a robbery, and he is forced to play referee to their endless bickering.
Ref, The (1994) as Song Arranger ("O Little Town Of Bethlehem" "Adeste Fideles")
A feuding couple is abducted by a thief after a robbery, and he is forced to play referee to their endless bickering.
This Boy's Life (1993) as Song Performer ("Smile")
Adapted from Tobias Wolff''s autobiography, about his life with his mother and his overbearing stepfather, in the 1950s.
Red Squirrel, The (1993) as Song Performer ("Let There Be Love")
A has-been rock star convinces an amnesiac mystery woman that he is her lover.
Sleepless In Seattle (1993) as Song Performer ("Stardust")
A motherless boy uses a radio talk show to find a new wife for his father.
That Night (1993) as Song Performer ("Let There Be Love")
A coming-of-age story about an eleven-year-old girl who idolizes her troubled sixteen-year-old neighbor.
Grumpy Old Men (1993) as Song Performer ("O Holy Night" "Joy To The World")
A longtime feud heats up when the men become rivals for a sexy new neighbor.
Judith Krantz's "Torch Song" (1993)
A movie star falls in love with a fireman she meets at a rehabilitation clinic to battle her alcohol addiction.
Grumpy Old Men (1993) as Song Arranger
A longtime feud heats up when the men become rivals for a sexy new neighbor.
Groundhog Day (1993) as Song ("Almost Like Being In Love")
A weatherman gets stuck in time, forced to live the same day over and over.
Long Day Closes, The (1992) as Song Performer ("Stardust")
Autobiographical film based on the director's happiest years of childhood; a time spent amid the love of his mother, sister and brothers, prior to the struggle he experienced in adapting to a new school.
Quick Change (1990) as Song Performer ("L-O-V-E")
Three fed-up New Yorkers decide to rob a bank, but the getaway proves more eventful than they anticipated.
The Freshman (1990) as Song ("Mona Lisa")
A young film student gets mixed up with the mob when his possessions are stolen.
See You in the Morning (1989) as Song Performer ("When I Fall In Love" "Our Love Is Here To Stay")
When a couple, who have both been married before, decide to marry, they must confront the problems which arise from the children of their previous marriages.
Strapless (1989) as Song Performer ("When I Fall In Love")
An American woman living in London becomes involved with a mysterious man from Rome.
Last Winter, The (1989) as Song Performer ("Smile")
A young boy, traumatized by his family's sudden move from their farm into the city, brings to imaginary life the white stallion which mysteriously disappeared when his grandfather was himself a child.
Everybody's All-American (1988) as Song Performer ("When I Fall In Love")
Twenty five years in the life of a great football player.
Mona Lisa (1986) as Song Performer ("Mona Lisa" "The Very Thought Of You" "When I Fall In Love")
My Favorite Year (1982) as Song Performer ("Stardust")
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.
World According to Garp, The (1982) as Song Performer ("There Will Never Be Another You")
Garp is an aspiring novelist whose mother, Jenny is, an unmarried, unorthodox feminist. Garp succeeds in publishing his novel at the same time that his mother publishes her first feminist manifesto. Though successful and happily married to his college sweetheart, Helen, Garp still envies his fearles
Smile (1975) as Song Performer
A beauty contest disrupts the lives of a group of small-town eccentrics.
Badlands (1973) as Song Performer ("A Blossom Fell")
A young tough guy and his teen-aged girlfriend take off on a killing spree.
Night of the Quarter Moon (1959) as Composer
A San Francisco society boy learns that his new wife is part-black.
The Fight Never Ends (1948) as Composer
Killer Diller (1948) as Composer
Breakfast in Hollywood (1946) as Composer
Her Lucky Night (1945) as Composer
See My Lawyer (1945) as Composer
Here Comes Elmer (1943) as Composer
Stormy Weather (1943) as Composer
A relationship blossoms between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress.

Cast (special)

Evening With Nat "King" Cole, An (1995)
Broadcast of a concert starring Nat King Cole, who performs some of his most popular songs. Originally televised by the BBC in Great Britain in 1961.

Music (special)

Twas the Night (2001) as Song Performer ("The Christmas Song")
Special that combines animated adaptations of classic holiday songs with live-action shorts to celebrate Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Each segment is bridged by the humorous observations and anecodotes of a group of children talking about their holiday wishes, hopes and dreams. Musical performan
Evening With Nat "King" Cole, An (1995) as Song Performer ("(This Is) A Lovely Way To Spend An Evening" "Aren'T You Glad You'Re You" "Day In, Day Out" "Here'S That Rainy Day" "But Beautiful" "The Way You Look Tonight" "When I Fall In Love" "It'S Only A Paper Moon" "Sweet Lorraine" "Let There Be Love" "Mona Lisa")
Broadcast of a concert starring Nat King Cole, who performs some of his most popular songs. Originally televised by the BBC in Great Britain in 1961.
Who's Going to Pay For These Donuts, Anyway? (1993) as Song Performer ("Unforgettable")
Japanese-American filmmaker Janice Tanaka searches for her father whom she last saw when she was three.
Incomparable Nat King Cole, The (1992) as Song Performer ("That Reminds Me" "I'M Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter" "I'Ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face" "Ballerina" "Pretend" "It'S Only A Paper Moon" "Sweet Lorraine" "I Want You To Be Happy" "With You On My Mind" "Stompin' At The Savoy" "But Not For Me" "You Are My First Love" "Just You, Just Me" "Raintree County" "Diga, Diga, Doo" "Where Or When" "Dancing On The Ceiling" "Too Close For Comfort" "The Christmas Song" "A Blossom Fell" "Unforgettable")
A special featuring clips from Nat King Cole's 1957 television series.
Unforgettable Nat "King" Cole, The (1989) as Song Performer ("Unforgettable" "Sweet Lorraine" "Route 66" "The Christmas Song" "Nature Boy" "Here'S That Rainy Day" "Mona Lisa" "When I Fall In Love" "Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" "It'S Only A Paper Moon" "Let There Be Love" "Stardust")
A documentary chronicling the life of singer Nat "King" Cole. It contains archival footage as well as interviews with family members and friends.

Music (special)

Blues, The (2003) as Song Performer ("It'S Better To Be Yourself")
Blues, The (2003) as Song ("It'S Better To Be Yourself")

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