Songwriter ("Dearest One"), actor, composer, singer, comedian, and guitarist who, after high school, appeared in night clubs, hotels, films, and on television. He made many records, including his own compositions. He joined ASCAP in 1959, and his popular-song compositions also include "The Gal Looks Good", "Nobody Knows Why", "I Was There", "A Man's Gotta Eat", and "When, Oh When".See full bio »
1953Meet Me at the Fair
(writer: "I Was There" - uncredited / performer: "Oh! Susanna" - uncredited, "Ezekiel Saw de Wheel" - uncredited, "All God's Chillun Got Shoes" - uncredited, "I Was There" - uncredited, "I Got the Shiniest Mouth in Town" - uncredited)
"That movie was all right to make, but you know Stanley likes to do a lot of takes. It gets kind of boring, but when you take a job you do it." (on working with director Stanley Kubrick on "The Shining")
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He appeared as a guest musician on the local music program,
The Spade Cooley Show. Cooley, a white Western swing musician, hosted the show for a local Los Angeles television station.
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