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Perry Botkin Sr. (1907–1973)

Composer, songwriter, guitarist, accompanist, and 17-year music supervisor for Bing Crosby. For twenty years he was associated with Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor on radio and recordings, and he was a guitarist with the orchestras of Paul Whiteman, John Scott Trotter, Victor Young, and Johnny Green. He was a guitar soloist in films and in concerts and ... See full bio »

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The Beverly Hillbillies
Murder by Contract
Saint of Devil's Island


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 1962-1964 The Beverly Hillbillies (TV Series) (67 episodes)
- Jethro's Graduation (1964) ... (as Perry Botkin)
- Jed Foils a Home Wrecker (1964) ... (as Perry Botkin)
- Cabin in Beverly Hills (1964) ... (as Perry Botkin)
- Granny Learns to Drive (1964) ... (as Perry Botkin)
- Jed, Incorporated (1964) ... (as Perry Botkin)
 1961 Saint of Devil's Island (as Perry Botkin)
 1958 Murder by Contract (as Perry Botkin)
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 1958 The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour (TV Series)
- Lucy Wins a Race Horse (1958) ... Guitarist
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series)
Perry / Perry Botkin
- Hawaiian Party (1957) ... Perry (as Perry Botkin)
- The Banjo Player (1956) ... Perry Botkin (as Perry Botkin)
 1953 Main Street to Broadway
Ukelele Player (uncredited)
 1941 Birth of the Blues
Leo (as Perry Botkin)
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 2013 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (Documentary) (writer: "Ellie May's Theme" - as Perry Botkin)
 1956-1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Hawaiian Party (1957) ... (performer: "On The Beach At Waikiki" - uncredited)
- The Banjo Player (1956) ... (performer: "Mandy" - uncredited)
 1947 Saddle Pals (writer: "Which Way'd They Go" - as Perry Botkin)
 1944 Cowboy Canteen (writer: "Ridin' Herd on a Cloud" - uncredited)
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 1954 River of No Return (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1953 Niagara (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1946 Abie's Irish Rose (music supervisor - as Perry Botkin)
 1940 Second Chorus (musician - uncredited)
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 1963 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode #2.244 (1963) ... Himself - Guest
 1956 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Himself - Guitarist
- The Ballad of Mender McClure (1956) ... Himself - Guitarist

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