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Sidney Bechet (1897–1959)

Sidney Bechet was born on May 14, 1897 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Sidney Joseph Bechet. He was married to Elizabeth Ziegler and Marieluise Bechet. He died on May 14, 1959 in Garches, Hauts-de-Seine, France. See full bio »

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 2016 Darker Than You Think (performer: "I've Found a New Babe", "Egyptian Fantasy", "Summertime") / (writer: "Egyptian Fantasy", "La Nuit est Sorcière", "Chant in the Night") (announced)
  Mad Men (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- The Runaways (2014) ... (performer: "Petite fleur" - uncredited) / (writer: "Petite fleur" - uncredited)
 2013 Blue Jasmine (writer: "House Party")
 2013 Grimm (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Waking Dead (2013) ... (performer: "Au clair de la lune" - uncredited)
 2012 Ginger & Rosa (performer: "Petite Fleur ") / (writer: "Petite Fleur ")
 2011 The Skin I Live In (writer: "Petite fleur")
 2011 Midnight in Paris (lyrics: "Si Tu Vois Ma Mère") / (music: "Si Tu Vois Ma Mère") / (performer: "Si Tu Vois Ma Mère")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Great Nature: 1933-1945 (2009) ... (performer: "Indian Summer")
 2009 Aching Hearts (writer: "Petite Fleur" - as Sidney J. Bechet)
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (performer: "OUT OF NOWHERE")
 2006 All the King's Men (performer: "Si tu vois ma mere") / (writer: "Si tu vois ma mere")
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Political Dr. Seuss (2004) ... (performer: "Twelfth Street Rag")
 2004 Le rôle de sa vie (writer: "Premier Bal")
 2002 The Quiet American (performer: "Mon Homme")
 2002 Hart's War (performer: "Blue Horizon", "Summertime") / (writer: "Blue Horizon")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (performer: "Wild Cat Blues" (1923) - as Sydney Bechet)
 2000 Chocolat (performer: "Summertime", "Mon homme (My Man)", "Promenade aux Champs-Élysées") / (writer: "Promenade aux Champs-Élysées" - as Sydney Bechet)
 1999 Happy End (writer: "Petite Fleur")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (performer: "Viper Mad" (1937)) / (writer: "Viper Mad" (1937))
 1999 Agnes Browne (writer: "Petite Fleur")
 1998 The Impostors (performer: "Sweetie Dear")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- A National Heirloom (1994) ... (performer: "Mandy Make Up Your Mind", "Everybody Loves My Baby (But My Baby Don't Love Nobody But Me)", "New Orleans Hop Scop Blues")
 1992 La guerre sans nom (Documentary) (performer: "Petite fleur") / (writer: "Petite fleur")
 1991 JFK (performer: "Francis Blues", "On the Sunny Side of the Street") / (writer: "Francis Blues")
 1991 Flirting (performer: "The Moochie" - as Sydney Bechet)
 1988 The Moderns (performer: "Really the Blues")
 1987 Saxofonhallicken (TV Movie) (writer: "Petite fleur")
 1987 The Final Arrangement (writer: "Pieni kukkanen (Petite fleur)")
 1981 Pour la peau d'un flic (writer: "Petite fleur")
 1980 Stardust Memories (music: "Tropical Mood Meringue" (1939)) / (performer: "Tropical Mood Meringue" (1939))
 1978 Dirty Dreamer (writer: "Si tu vois ma mere")
 1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Shindig in Europe: Part 2 (1966) ... (music: "Petite Fleur")
 1961 Los dos golfillos (writer: "Pequeña flor")
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Stage Play: How Come? Musical comedy. See more »

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