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Otis Blackwell (1931–2002)

Otis Blackwell was a songwriter whose works included "Great Balls of Fire", "Fever", "Don't Be Cruel" and "All Shook Up". Born in Brooklyn in 1931, he grew up obsessed with the movies of Tex Ritter. After briefly singing in blues clubs, he signed with RCA in 1952 as a songwriter. With the royalties he collected from his songs, including those ... See full bio »

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(age 71) in Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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 2014 Jersey Boys (writer: "You're The Apple of My Eye")
 2014 Tu cara me suena - Argentina (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... (writer: "All Shook Up")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 4: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2013 Amor & Sexo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Erotismo (2013) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2005-2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Top 8 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
- Top Six Perform (2010) ... (writer: "Fever")
- Top 18 (2006) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
- Top 8 (2005) ... (writer: "Fever")
 2013 The Hangover Part III (writer: "Fever")
 2013 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blind Auditions 1 (2013) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire", "All Shook Up" - uncredited)
 2013 The Mentalist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Behind the Red Curtain (2013) ... (writer: "Fever")
 2013 Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Third Man (2013) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2013 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.15 (2013) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2012 Fox and Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 November 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2010-2012 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Brave and the Bold #54 (2012) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
- X-Men #1 (2010) ... (writer: "Return to Sender")
 2009-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 3 (2012) ... (writer: "Fever")
- Round Eight (2009) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2012 Duets (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Finale (2012) ... (writer: "Fever")
 2009-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #12.2 (2012) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
- Episode #9.3 (2009) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2007-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Performance Challenge (2012) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
- Auditions: Memphis (2007) ... (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.21 (2011) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2011 Straw Dogs (writer: "Breathless" - uncredited)
 2009-2011 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Top 10 Performance (2011) ... (writer: "Fever")
- Top 6 Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Fever")
 2011 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.7 (2011) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2010 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- L'àguila negra (2010) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2010 Being Erica (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Being Adam (2010) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport, uncredited)
 2010 RED (writer: "Home in Your Heart")
 2010 Love Ranch (writer: "All Shook Up")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 2010 Another Year (writer: "All Shook Up")
 2010 La vida empieza hoy (writer: "Estremécete")
 2010 The Vampire Diaries (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unpleasantville (2010) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire" - uncredited)
 2010 The Killer Inside Me (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2010 The Runaways (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2009 Angela and Friends (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.25 (2009) ... (writer: "Return to Sender")
 2009 All You Need Is Love (TV Movie) (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2009 The Hangover (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2009 The Perfect Game (writer: "Breathless")
 2008 Sex: The Revolution (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tainted Love (2008) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2008 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 14 (2008) ... (writer: "Fever")
 2008 The Cleaner (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2008) ... (writer: "Passenger Fever Peggy Lee vs. Iggy Pop" - uncredited)
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.1 (2008) ... (writer: "Fever")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (2008) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2007 45 canciones esenciales (Video) (writer: "Fiebre" - as John Davenport)
 2007 Elvis: #1 Hit Performances (Video) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up", "Return To Sender")
 2007 Dan in Real Life (writer: "Fever" (1956) - as John Davenport)
 2007 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lorelai? Lorelai? (2007) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport, uncredited)
 2007 Lucky You (writer: "All Shook Up")
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2007 The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dancin' with the Dolls (2007) ... (writer: "The Pink Panther Theme/Fever/Big Spender Medley" - as John Davenport)
 2007 Elvis - Up Close and Personal (Video documentary) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2007 Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 1 (Video) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2006 Factory Girl (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2006 Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (Video documentary) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2006 Today's Country Music (Video) (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2006 Leroy & Stitch (Video) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2006 Elvis: Broadcasting Live (Video) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Schwiegermutter (2006) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
- Freizeit (2006) ... (writer: "I'm A Roustabout" - uncredited)
- Die Blue-Moon-Boys (2006) ... (writer: "Return To Sender" - uncredited)
 2006 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 February 2006 (2006) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act (2005) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2005 Las Vegas (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everything Old Is You Again (2005) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2005 A Tribute to the King (Video documentary) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up")
 2005 Elvis by the Presleys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2005 Elvis: Golden Greats (Video) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2005 Elvis (TV Movie) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up", "Return to Sender")
 2005 Queens (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2005 Elvis: The Ultimate Live Collection (Video) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2005 Elvis: The Last 24 Hours (TV Movie) (writer: "Paralyzed")
 2004 Kinsey (writer: "Fever" (1956) - as John Davenport)
 2004 Elvis Has Left the Building (writer: "Return to Sender")
 2004 Michael Bublé: Live from Mohegan Sun (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2003 Big Fish (writer: "All Shook Up")
 2003 Kurt Browning's Gotta Skate III (TV Movie) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2003 CMT Crossroads (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melissa Etheridge & Dolly Parton (2003) ... (writer: "All Shook Up")
 2003 The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2003 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paraísos y purgatorios (2003) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2003) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2003 The Fighting Temptations (as John Davenport, "Fever")
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2003 Charmed (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sense and Sense Ability (2003) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2003 Soldier's Girl (TV Movie) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2003 Estradilla: Agents & Elvis (TV Movie) (writer: "All Shook Up", "Don't Be Cruel")
 2002 7th Heaven (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Heart of the Matter (2002) ... (writer: "All Shook Up", "Don't Be Cruel")
 2002 The Secret Lives of Dentists (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Hollywood Years - Part II: 1962-1969 (Video documentary) (writer: "Return to Sender")
 2002 Overwhelming Women (writer: "Hoje a Noite" (Handy Man))
 2002 Elvis Presley: His Early Performances (Video documentary) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2001 Formula 51 (writer: "Don't Be Cruel (To a Heart That's True)" - as Blackwell)
 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 2001 Corky Romano (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2001 Osmosis Jones (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2001 Scary Movie 2 (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 2001 An American Rhapsody (writer: "All Shook Up" (1957))
 2001 Zimmer frei! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 March 2001 (2001) ... (writer: "All Shook up")
 2000 Cast Away (writer: "All Shook Up", "Return to Sender")
 2000 Sexy Beast (writer: "Daddy Rollin' Stone")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 2000 Sorted (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 2000 Nurse Betty (writer: "Slowly")
 2000 Otto - Der Katastrofenfilm (lyrics: "Great Balls of Fire") / (music: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (writer: "Fever" - as J. Davenport)
 1999 Dreaming of Joseph Lees (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1999 Rogue Trader (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1999 The Simpsons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Marge Simpson in 'Screaming Yellow Honkers' (1999) ... (music: "Fever" - uncredited)
 1998 Simon Birch (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- His Way (1998) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1990-1998 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- 18. Juli 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "All Shook Up" - uncredited)
- Tralala 2 bzw. 40 (1997) ... (writer: "Return To Sender" - uncredited)
- Tohu-Nacht Revue 1990-1997 (1997) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
- Thirtyone (1996) ... (writer: "The Shape I'm In" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.1 (1994) ... (writer: "Slowly" - uncredited)
 1997 Private Parts (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1997 Fools Rush In (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1996 De Zeemeerman (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1996 Devil's Island (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1996 El gusto es nuestro (TV Movie) (writer: "Estremécete")
 1996 Happy Weekend (music: "Livin' Lovin' Wreck")
 1995 Nixon (writer: "FEVER" - as John Davenport)
 1995 Naomi & Wynonna: Love Can Build a Bridge (TV Movie) (writer: "DON'T BE CRUEL")
 1995 Frasier (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Daphne's Room (1995) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1995 Blue in the Face (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1995 The Cannon & Ball Gospel Show (Video) (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" (as Great Ball of Fire))
 1994 Speechless (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1994 Takin' Over the Asylum (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fly Like an Eagle (1994) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1994 Priest (writer: "GREAT BALLS OF FIRE")
 1994 Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" (1957))
 1994 Florida Lady (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Neue Wege/Bekanntschaft mit Hindernissen (1994) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1993 Madonna: The Girlie Show - Live Down Under (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Fever" - as J. Davenport)
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Beavis and Butt-head Meet God (1993) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1993 Needful Things (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1993 Lipstick on Your Collar (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1993 Melrose Place (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Three's a Crowd (1993) ... (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1993 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Harvey Keitel/Madonna (1993) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 1993 Gagay: Prinsesa ng brownout (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 1992 Marienhof (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kabale und Liebe (1992) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire" - uncredited)
 1992 Jennifer Eight ("Handy Man")
 1992 Elvis: The Lost Performances (Video) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up", "Teddy Bear/Don't Be Cruel (medley)")
 1992 Honeymoon in Vegas (writer: "ALL SHOOK UP")
 1992 Bitter Moon (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1992 Ladybugs (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (writer: "Fever")
 1991 Jerry Lee Lewis: The Story of Rock & Roll (Video documentary) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel", "Great Balls Of Fire", "Breathless")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1990 Mermaids (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1990 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Miss Deep South - June 7, 1958 (1990) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1990 Funny About Love (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1990 In the Cold of the Night (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1990 Rockopop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1990 In Too Deep (writer: "FEVER" - as Cooley/Davenport - Blackwell's pseudonym)
 1990 Elvis: The Great Performances, Vol. 2 - The Man and the Music (Video documentary) (writer: "Return to Sender")
 1989 The Delinquents (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rowdy Girls (1989) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (writer: "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless")
 1989 Loverboy (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1989/I Laila (Documentary short) (writer: "Kuume (Fever)" - as John Davenport)
 1989 Innocent Victim (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 1988 Stealing Home (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1988 Cocktail (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.19 (1988) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1988 The Couch Trip (as John Davenport, "Fever")
 1987 The Big Town (writer: "FEVER" - as John Davenport)
 1987 Near Dark (writer: "FEVER" - as John Davenport)
 1987 Rock Odyssey (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1987 Lemon Popsicle 7 (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1987 Madballs: Gross Jokes (Video short) (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1987 Rags to Riches (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1987) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1987 Nice Girls Don't Explode (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1986 Madballs: Escape from Orb! (Video short) (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1986 Stand by Me (as O. Blackwell, "Great Balls of Fire")
 1986 Top Gun (writer: "Great Balls of Fire", "Great Balls of Fire" (uncredited))
 1986 America 3000 (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1986 Best of Bandstand (Video documentary) (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1985 Up Your Anchor (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1985 Mischief (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Golden Triangle: Part 1 (1985) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1984 Automan (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unreasonable Facsimile (1984) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1983 Dolly in Concert (TV Special documentary) (writer: "All Shook Up", "Great Balls of Fire")
 1983 Breathless (writer: "Breathless")
 1982 Diner (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1981 Hot Bubblegum (writer: "Don't Be Cruel", "All Shook Up")
 1981 This Is Elvis ("Don't Be Cruel")
 1980 Kottan ermittelt (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Räuber und Gendarm (1980) ... (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1980 Touched by Love (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1979 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.30 (1979) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire")
 1978 American Hot Wax (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1978 James at 16 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Unrequited Love... Twice (1978) ... (writer: "Handy Man")
 1977 The Story of Elvis Presley (Documentary) (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1974-1977 Happy Days (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Fonzie, Rock Entrepreneur: Part 1 (1977) ... (writer: "All Shook Up" - uncredited)
- A Date with Fonzie (1975) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire" - uncredited)
- Give the Band a Hand (1974) ... (writer: "All Shook Up" - uncredited)
 1977 Elvis in Concert (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1977 Unfinished Business (as Blackwell, "Estremécete")
 1977 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Packed Program (1977) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport, uncredited)
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rita Moreno (1976) ... (writer: "Fever" - uncredited)
 1976 Slumber Party '57 (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1976 Teenage Cover Girls (writer: "Great Balls of Fire", "Breathless" - uncredited)
 1976 Martine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1976) ... (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1974 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 November 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Fever")
 1973 That'll Be the Day (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1973 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii - Rehearsal Concert (TV Movie) (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1971 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 1971 (1971) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1970 Elvis: That's the Way It Is (Documentary) (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
 1968 Elvis (TV Movie) (writer: "All Shook Up", "Don't Be Cruel")
 1966 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 October 1966 (1966) ... (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 8 episodes)
- Episode #2.30 (1965) ... (writer: "Daddy Rolling Stone")
- Episode #2.3 (1965) ... (writer: "Breathless", "Great Balls of Fire")
- Episode #1.48 (1965) ... (writer: "All Shook Up")
- Episode #1.39 (1965) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire")
- Episode #1.34 (1965) ... (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1965 Tickle Me (writer: "(Such An) Easy Question")
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair (writer: "One Broken Heart for Sale" - uncredited)
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! (writer: "Return To Sender", "We're Coming In Loaded")
 1961 Girl with a Suitcase (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1959 The Magliari (as Davenport, "Fever")
 1959 Hey Boy! Hey Girl! (writer: "Fever" - as John Davenport)
 1958 Senior Prom (writer: "Love")
 1958 The Dick Clark Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1958) ... (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire", "Breathless")
 1958 The Big Record (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.17 (1958) ... (writer: "Great Balls of Fire" - uncredited)
 1957 Jamboree! (writer: "Great Balls Of Fire", "Cool Baby")
 1957 You Bet Your Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.9 (1957) ... (writer: "All Shook Up")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1957) ... (writer: "All Shook Up" - uncredited)
 1956-1957 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #10.16 (1957) ... (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
- Episode #10.6 (1956) ... (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
- Episode #9.51 (1956) ... (writer: "Don't Be Cruel")
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I wrote my songs, I got my money and I boogied.

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Won talent contest at Harlem's Apollo Theater as a teenager and was encouraged by NYC songwriter Doc Pomus. Wrote and sang own songs, played piano, but without much success until Chistmas, 1955 when he sold six tunes for total of $150. One of them was Elvis's #1 smash "Don't Be Cruel. Other hits for Elvis included "All Shook Up" and "Return to Sender", but he never met 'The King'. Also recorded ... See more »

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