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Kenny Clarke (I) (1914–1985)

Kenny Clarke was born on January 9, 1914 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Kenneth Spearman Clarke. He died on January 26, 1985 in Paris, France. See full bio »


(age 71) in Paris, France

Television Oddballs and Misfits

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Known For

The Cable Guy
The Cable Guy Soundtrack
Elevator to the Gallows
Elevator to the Gallows Music Department
On the Road
On the Road Soundtrack
Bird Soundtrack


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 2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Martin Short & Steve Martin/Ruth Negga/Common (2016) ... (writer: "Black America Again")
 2012 On the Road (writer: "Salt Peanuts")
 2006 Thelonious Monk: Live in '66 (Video) (music: "Epistrophy")
 2001 L'uomo in più (performer: "Je m'en fous")
 1996 The Cable Guy (writer: "Salt Peanuts")
 1988 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser (Documentary) (writer: "Epistrophy")
 1988 Bird (performer: "Parker's Mood")
 1963 Le glaive et la balance (performer: "I Sing The Blues", "Le Glaive Et La Balance" - as The Lou Bennett & Kenny Clark Jazz Combo)
 1959 Un témoin dans la ville (performer: "Témoin Dans La Ville")
 1958 Elevator to the Gallows (performer: "Ascenseur Pour L'Échafaud (Générique)", "L'Assassinat De Carala", "Sur L'Autoroute", "Julien Dans L'Ascenseur", "Florence Sur Les Champs-Élysées", "Dîner Au Motel", "Évasion De Julien", "Visite Du Vigile", "Au Bar Du Petit Bac", "Chez Le Photographe Du Motel")
 1946 Jivin' in Be-Bop (Documentary) (writer: "Salt Peanuts" - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Kenny Klarke

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume One, 1981-1985, pages 160-162. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1998. See more »


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