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Jimmie Davis (I) (1899–2000)

American politician and songwriter who appeared in a number of films. Davis was born in the now-nonexistent town of Beech Springs, Louisiana, the son of sharecroppers. He and his ten siblings lived in dire poverty, but Davis paid his way through Louisiana College and Louisiana State University as a street musician. After graduate school, he taught ... See full bio »

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 2013-2014 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Sam Moore (2014) ... (writer: "(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle" - uncredited)
- Corb Lund (2013) ... (writer: "You Won't Be Satisfied That Way" - uncredited)
 2013 Last Vegas (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2012 Trouble with the Curve (writer: "You Are My Sunshine", "You Are My Sunshine" (uncredited))
 2012 First Time (writer: "You Are My Sunshine - Bossanova version", "You Are My Sunshine - Rock version")
 2012 Foodfight! (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2012 Pan Am (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Diplomatic Relations (2012) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 2011 Hotel Lux (lyrics: "You are my sunshine") / (music: "You are my sunshine")
 2011 Hick (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2009 Stripper: Natasha Kizmet (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - as Jimmy David, uncredited)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Good-Bye Room (2007) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2006 Penelope (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2006 Dog Bite Dog (writer: "YOU'RE MY SUNSHINE")
 2006 No Name City (Documentary) (performer: "Nobody's Darling But Mine") / (writer: "Nobody's Darling But Mine")
 2005 The World's Fastest Indian ("You Are My Sunshine")
 2005 Queer as Folk (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.7 (2005) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2005 Transamerica (writer: "There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder")
 2004 Sarah McLachlan: Afterglow Live (Video documentary) (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2004 VeggieTales: The Wonderful World of Autotainment (Video short) (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2003 Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Betriebsausflug (2003) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2003 Live and Swingin': The Ultimate Rat Pack Collection (Video documentary) (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2000 The New Country (TV Movie) (writer: "High Geared Mama")
 2000 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shelby Lynne/Toni Price (2000) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" (1940))
 1999 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1999) ... (writer: "You are My Sunshine")
 1998 Primary Colors (writer: "YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE")
 1997 The Rainmaker (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1997 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Secret War of Lisa Simpson (1997) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1996 Michael (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" (1940))
 1995 Unstrung Heroes (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1994 Guitarman (TV Movie) (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1992 Forever Young (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1987-1992 Matlock (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Big Payoff (1992) ... (writer: "Nobody's Darling But Mine")
- The Country Boy (1987) ... (writer: "Nobody's Darling But Mine")
 1989 Happy Together (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1988 The Dressmaker (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1986 Wanted: Dead or Alive (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1983 The A-Team (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Beast from the Belly of a Boeing (1983) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
- Holiday in the Hills (1983) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1983) (music - 1 episode, 1983)
- Sunshine Again (1983) ... (lyrics: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited) / (music: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1980 The Ninth Configuration (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1977 All in the Family (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Archie and the KKK: Part 1 (1977) ... (writer: "You are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.12 (1976) ... (writer: "We'll Sing In the Sunshine/You Are My Sunshine" - Medley)
 1976 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Phyllis Diller (1976) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1976 Donny and Marie (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.3 (1976) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1973 Paper Moon (performer: "My Mary" (1941) - uncredited) / (writer: "My Mary" (1941) - uncredited)
 1973 The Morecambe & Wise Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.12 (1973) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1971 Bare Country (writer: "She's a Hum Dum Dinger" - uncredited)
 1970 The Dean Martin Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 December 1970 (1970) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
  The Porter Wagoner Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1968 - 1970) (performer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Billy Edd Wheeler (1970) ... (writer: "Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)")
- Jimmie Davis & the Oak Ridge Boys (1968) ... (performer: "You Are My Sunshine (My Only Sunshine)", "Supper Time") / (writer: "You Are My Sunshine (My Only Sunshine)")
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.24 (1970) ... (writer: "Sweethearts or Strangers")
 1969 Play Dirty (lyrics: "You Are My Sunshine" - as Jimmy Davis) / (music: "You Are My Sunshine" - as Jimmy Davis)
 1968 A Family Thing (TV Special) (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1964 The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Gentleman Caller (1964) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1964 The Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 March 1964 (1964) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- State Fair U.S.A. (1959) ... (writer: "Nobody's Darling But Mine" - uncredited)
 1951-1958 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Hillbilly Act (1958) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
- Dorothy Shay (1951) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1957 Home (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 March 1957 (1957) ... (writer: "Lonesome Whistle" - uncredited)
 1957 Ranch Party (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (1957) ... (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
- Episode #1.21 ... (writer: "New Moon over My Shoulder", "It Makes No Difference Now")
 1956 Rhythms with Rusty (Short) (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1950 Square Dance Katy (performer: "Take Me Back To Tulsa")
 1949 Riders in the Sky (writer: "It Makes No Difference Now")
 1949 Mississippi Rhythm (performer: "You Are My Sunshine", "It Makes No Difference Now") / (writer: "You Are My Sunshine", "It Makes No Difference Now")
 1947 Louisiana (performer: "You Are My Sunshine", "All Aboard For Louisiana", "It Makes No Difference Now", "There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder", "Let's Be Sweethearts Again", "You Won't Be Satisfied That Way", "Nobody's Darling But Mine") / (writer: "You Are My Sunshine", "All Aboard For Louisiana", "It Makes No Difference Now", "There's a New Moon Over My Shoulder", "Let's Be Sweethearts Again", "You Won't Be Satisfied That Way", "Nobody's Darling But Mine", "Bang, Bang")
 1946 Piccadilly Incident (lyrics: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited) / (music: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1944 I'm from Arkansas (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1943 Frontier Fury (writer: "I Hung My Head and Cried")
 1943 Two Tickets to London (writer: "You Are My Sunshine" - uncredited)
 1943 Du Barry Was a Lady (lyrics: "You are My Sunshine" (1940)) / (music: "You are My Sunshine" (1940))
 1942 Strictly in the Groove (performer: "It Makes No Difference Now", "Sweethearts or Strangers", "You Are My Sunshine") / (writer: "It Makes No Difference Now", "Sweethearts or Strangers", "You Are My Sunshine")
 1942 Stardust on the Sage (lyrics: "You Are My Sunshine" (1940) - uncredited) / (music: "You Are My Sunshine" (1940) - uncredited)
 1942 Cowboy Serenade (writer: "Sweethearts or Strangers")
 1941 Back in the Saddle (writer: "You Are My Sunshine")
 1940 Take Me Back to Oklahoma ("You Are My Sunshine")
 1939 The Gentleman from Arizona (writer: "It Makes No Difference Now")
 1939 Down the Wyoming Trail (writer: "It Makes No Difference Now" - uncredited)
 1939 Mountain Rhythm (writer: "It Makes No Difference Now" (1938) - uncredited)
 1936 The Big Show (writer: "Nobody's Darlin' But Mine" (1935) - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Composer of "You Are My Sunshine" ("... my only sunshine"). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jimmy Davis
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1972. See more »

Trademark:

Song "You Are My Sunshine"

Nickname:

The Singing Governor

Star Sign:

Virgo

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