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Bill Dees (1939–2012)

Trivia:

He was working a day job at a warehouse, and writing songs with Roy Orbison in his spare time. One day, Orbison's wife, Claudette, came into the room where the men were working. After she left, Dees said to Orbison, "Pretty woman don't need no money." They laughed, and started writing. Within minutes they had written "Oh, Pretty Woman". See more trivia »

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 2014 Chelsea Lately (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Finale (2014) ... (writer: "It's Over")
 2013 Boom Town (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (writer: "Pretty Woman")
 2013 Warm Bodies (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2012 The Richest Songs in the World (Documentary) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" (as Pretty Woman))
 2012 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.10 (2012) ... (writer: "Pretty Woman")
 2012 Die große Chance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2012) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2012 Madea's Witness Protection (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 2011-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Movie Night (2012) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
- Episode #11.1 (2011) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.172 (2011) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.59 (2011) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 2009-2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Megastars with Megabucks (2010) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
- Scene-Stealing Songs (2009) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2010 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 April 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 2010 Uma Rosa com Amor (TV Series) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 2010 50 años de (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Moda (2010) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 2009 Guitar Hero: Van Halen (Video Game) (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2009 Miranda (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Date (2009) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 2009 The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 2009 Miss Austria 2009 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 2009 Cyprien (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman" - as Dees / Orbison)
 2008 The Other End of the Line (writer: "OH PRETTY WOMAN")
 2008 Walking Vengeance (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2008 60/90 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La taquigrafia i la Viagra (2008) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.4 (2008) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 2008 Memòries de la tele (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.22 (2008) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 2008 The Best Movie (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as B.Dees)
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2007 Danny - Tähti ja tähtien tekijä (Video documentary) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 2007 Mania (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cine Mania (2007) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- You Know They Got a Hell of a Band (2006) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2006 Comrade Pedersen (writer: "Oh! Pretty Woman")
 2006 Date Movie (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 2005 Miss Montigny (writer: "Oh ! Pretty Woman")
 2005 Iznogoud (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as Dees)
 2003 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.13 (2003) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
- Episode #3.5 (2003) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 2002 The Dog Trick (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 2002 Bad Company (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 2001 Futurama (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Cyber House Rules (2001) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 2001 100 Greatest Number One Singles (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Pretty Woman")
 1999 K-911 (Video) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1999 Roy Orbison: The Anthology (Video documentary) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1999 Paperback Hero (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 1999 Ramat Aviv Gimmel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.2 (1999) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 1998 Little Voice (writer: "It's Over" (1964))
 1998 Girls' Night ("Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1996 Dollywood: A Memory Worth Repeating (Video documentary) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1996 Du bist nicht allein - Die Roy Black Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 1995 The Beatles Anthology (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer: "Pretty Woman")
 1995 Bittersweet (writer: "Kaunis nainen (Oh, Pretty Woman)")
 1994 Dumb & Dumber (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 1993 Comic Timing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That Nice Mrs. Merton (1993) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 1993 Lo Kolel Sherut (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.8 (1993) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1992 Saved by the Bell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Girl (1992) ... (writer: "Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 1990 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Prettiest Week of My Life (1990) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1990 Pretty Woman (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 1990 Rockopop (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 February 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 1990 Tulilinja (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 January 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Kaunis nainen (Oh Pretty Woman)")
 1988 Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "It's Over", "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1988 Running on Empty (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
 1988 Moonlighting (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Maddie Hayes Got Married (1988) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1987 The Best of Bandstand: The Superstars (Video short) (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1985 Weird Science (writer: "OH, PRETTY WOMAN")
 1983 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Orbison (1983) ... (writer: "It's Over", "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1980 Siamo fatti così: Aiuto! (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" (electronic version))
 1980 Pink Lady (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1977 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve Martin/Jackson Browne (1977) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman" - as William Dees)
 1975 Roy Sings Orbison (TV Movie) (writer: "It's Over", "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.26 (1970) ... (writer: "Pretty Woman")
- Episode #1.15 (1969) ... (writer: "Pretty Woman")
 1967 The Fastest Guitar Alive (writer: "The Fastest Guitar Alive", "Pistolero", "Good Time Party", "River", "Whirlwind", "Medicine Man", "Rollin' On")
 1965 Jongens, jongens, wat een meid (Short) (writer: "Pretty Woman" - uncredited)
 1965 Un callejón sin salida (writer: "Ay Preciosa (Oh, Pretty Woman)")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.21 (1965) ... (writer: "Oh Pretty Woman")
- Episode #1.15 (1965) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
 1964 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... (writer: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
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Trivia:

Dees wrote several other songs with Orbison, including another hit, "It's Over," as well as songs for Loretta Lynn, Glenn Campbell, and others. He also recorded solo albums. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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