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Ray Ellis (III) (1923–2008)

Conductor, composer, arranger, saxophonist, clarinetist and record producer Ray Ellis has arranged for a dozen million-selling records. A student of the saxophone from age twelve, he learned all the reed instruments by age fifteen. By sixteen he began working with name bands, and joined the US Army during World War II during which he arranged for ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2008 Ron Dante: The Voice of the Archies (Video documentary short)
 2007 Come on Let's Go with the Archie Show! (Video documentary short)
 1991 Dangerous Women (TV Series)
 1989 Sale of the Century (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1986 Hot Streak (TV Series)
 1984 Bedrooms (TV Movie)
 1982 Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase (as Yvette Blais)
 1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1982)
 1982 Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All (TV Movie) (as Yvette Blais)
 1982 The Fat Albert Easter Special (TV Short) (as Yvette Blais)
 1981 Blackstar (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- The Zombie Masters (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Crown of the Sorceress (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Overlord's Big Spell (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Air Whales of Anchar (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Tree of Evil (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1981 The New Adventures of Zorro (TV Series) (13 episodes)
- The Mysterious Traveler (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Conspiracy (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Double Trouble (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Take Over (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Fort Ramon (1981) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1981 The Kid Super Power Hour with Shazam! (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1981)
 1980 A Snow White Christmas (TV Movie) (as Yvette Blais)
 1980 The Tarzan/Lone Ranger/Zorro Adventure Hour (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1980)
 1980 The New Adventures of Tom and Jerry (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1980)
 1979-1980 Flash Gordon (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Chapter Sixteen: Ming's Last Battle (1980) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Chapter Fifteen: Revolt of the Power Men (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Chapter Fourteen: The Desert Hawk (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Chapter Thirteen: Castaways in Tropica (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Chapter Twelve: Tournament of Death (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1978-1979 Jason of Star Command (TV Series) (28 episodes)
- Battle for Freedom (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Mimi's Secret (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Little Girl Lost (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Phantom Force (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Face to Face (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1976-1979 Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (TV Series) (36 episodes)
- Tarzan and the White Elephant (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Tarzan and the Huntress (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Tarzan and the Future King (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Tarzan and the Soul Stealer (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Tarzan and the Drought (1979) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1979 The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse and Heckle and Jeckle (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1979)
 1978 Fabulous Funnies (TV Series) (as Mark Jeffrey, 1978)
 1978 Tarzan and the Super 7 (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1978)
 1978 Catastrophe (Documentary)
 1978 Cowboysan (Short)
 1977 The New Archie/Sabrina Hour (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1977)
 1977 The Fat Albert Christmas Special (TV Short) (as Yvette Blais)
 1977 Space Academy (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Johnny Sunseed (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Star Legend (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Space Hookey (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- My Favorite Marcia (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Cheat (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1977 Sabrina, Super Witch (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais)
 1977 The Fat Albert Halloween Special (TV Short) (as Yvette Blais)
 1977 Space Sentinels (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- The Return of Anubis (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Sorceress (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Time Traveler (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Space Giants (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Morpheus: The Sinister Sentinel (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1977 Nowhere to Hide (TV Movie)
 1977 The New Adventures of Batman (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Trouble Identity (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- This Looks Like a Job for Bat-Mite! (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Pest (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Moonman (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Deep Freeze (1977) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1976 Ark II (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Orkus (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Don Quixote (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Balloon (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Mind Group (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Lottery (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1974-1976 Shazam! (TV Series) (28 episodes)
- Out of Focus (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Sound of a Different Drummer (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Finders Keepers (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Ripcord (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Bitter Herbs (1976) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1975 Isis (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- Dreams of Flight (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Scuba Duba (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Girl Driver (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Funny Gal (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- No Drums, No Trumpets (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1975 The Secret Lives of Waldo Kitty (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1975)
 1975 The Ghost Busters (TV Series) (15 episodes)
- The Abominable Snowman (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Merlin, the Magician (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Which Witch Is Which? (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- They Went Thataway (1975) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1974 The U.S. Of Archie (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Wizard of Menlo Park (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Fulton's Folly (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Great Divide (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Crime of Ignorance (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Mr. Watson, Come Here (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1973-1974 Star Trek: The Animated Series (TV Series) (22 episodes)
- The Counter-Clock Incident (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- How Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Albatross (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Practical Joker (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Bem (1974) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1974 The New Adventures of Gilligan (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1974)
 1974 Oliver Twist (as Yvette Blais)
 1973 Lassie's Rescue Rangers (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1973)
 1973 Mission: Magic! (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- A Light Mystery (1973) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Horse Feathers (1973) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Modran Returns (1973) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Nephren (1973) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- Doctor Astro (1973) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1973 My Favorite Martians (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1973)
 1972 The ABC Saturday Superstar Movie (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Daffy Duck and Porky Pig Meet the Groovie Goolies (1972) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- The Brady Kids on Mysterious Island (1972) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1972 The Brady Kids (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- It's All Greek to Me (1972) ... (as Yvette Blais)
- You Took the Words Right Out of My Tape (1972) ... (as Yvette Blais)
 1972 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (TV Series) (as Yvette Blais, 1972-1984)
 1971 Archie's TV Funnies (TV Series) (as George Blais, 1971)
 1970 Archie's Funhouse (TV Series) (16 episodes)
- Space Spectacular/Fresh Air ... (as George Blais)
- Really Big Caesar/Acrobats ... (as George Blais)
- Mind Reading/Fast Bucks ... (as George Blais)
- Jungle Doctor/Lake ... (as George Blais)
- Flying Fools/Birthday Dinner ... (as George Blais)
 1970 Sabrina and the Groovie Goolies (TV Series) (segment "Groovie Goolies", as George Blais, 1970)
 1970 Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Computer Suitor (1970) ... (as George Blais)
 1967-1970 Spider-Man (TV Series) (35 episodes)
- Trip to Tomorrow (1970)
- Down to Earth (1970)
- Rollarama (1970)
 1969 Archie and His New Pals (TV Movie)
 1969 The Hardy Boys (TV Series) (as Marc Ellis, 1969)
 1968 Fantastic Voyage (TV Series) (as Spencer Raymond, 1968)
 1968 The Archie Show (TV Series)
 1957 The Sheriff of Cochise (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Apache Kid (1957)
 1952 Today (TV Series) (1975-1985)
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Stage Play: Arturo Ui. Written by Bertolt Brecht (from "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui") [posthumous credit]. Book adapted by George Tabori. Incidental music by Jule Styne. Music orchestrated by Ray Ellis [final Broadway credit]. Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Make-up Supervisor: Mitchell Erickson. Lighting Assistant: Martin ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

George Blais | Yvette Blais | Marc Ellis | Mark Jeffrey | Spencer Raymond
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Personal Quote:

About his US Army musical work: That's where I got my musical education. I was put into the band and the men couldn't get away from my arrangements. Even if I wrote a bad one, I couldn't get fired.

Trivia:

Father of Jeffrey Ellis, an attorney in Los Angeles. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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