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Jackie DeShannon

The extremely talented, prolific and versatile Jackie DeShannon was one of the first successful female singer/songwriters to hit the rock and pop music scene back in the 60s. DeShannon has done music in such diverse genres as folk, orchestral pop, gospel, country and rock'n'roll. Jackie was born as Sharon Lee Myers on August 21, 1944 in Hazel, ... See full bio »
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 2014 New Girl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Sister III (2014) ... (writer: "Breakaway")
 2013 Austenland (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2012 Alex Cross (performer: "All Our Secrets Are the Same") / (writer: "All Our Secrets Are the Same")
 2012 That's My Boy (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - as Jackie De Shannon)
 2012 Laurence Anyways (writer: "Bette Davis' Eyes")
 2011 Magic Trip (Documentary) (writer: "Breakaway")
 2011 Take Me Home Tonight (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2010 The Solitude of Prime Numbers (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2010 True Blood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Trouble (2010) ... (performer: "Trouble " - uncredited)
 2009 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zac Efron/Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) ... (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
  Qwerty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2009) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Episode #3.25 (2009) ... (performer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart") / (writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart")
 2009 Cyprien (as De Shanon, "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2008 American Swing (Documentary) (writer: "Am I Dreaming" - as Jackie De Shannon)
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees (writer: "Breakaway" (1964))
 2008 Bitter & Twisted (writer: "In My Time of Sorrow")
 2007 If It Ain't Stiff (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Breakaway")
 2007 When Did You Last See Your Father? (performer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" - as Jackie De Shannon) / (writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" - as Jackie De Shannon)
 2007 La mandrágora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 March 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2006 Guide de la petite vengeance (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love")
 2006 RV (performer: "Needles and Pins")
 2006 Heartbreak Hotel (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
 2005 North Country (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Love Conquers Al (2003) ... (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 2003 Reeseville (writer: "Heart in Hand" - as Jackie De Shannon)
 2002 Stuart Little 2 (writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart")
 2001 Something to Remind Me (TV Movie) (performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love" - uncredited)
 2000 Duets (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - as Jackie De Shannon)
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Glory Waves")
 1999 The Secret Life of Girls (performer: "Keeper of The Dreams") / (writer: "Keeper of The Dreams")
 1999 200 Cigarettes ("Bette Davis Eyes")
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy (Video documentary) (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
 1997 Shooting Fish (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love")
 1997 My Best Friend's Wedding (performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love")
 1997 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Unplugged (42) (1997) ... (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
- The Best of Last Songs ... (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes" - uncredited)
 1995 National Lampoon's Senior Trip (writer: "Put A Little Love In Your Heart")
 1994 All About Bette (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "BETTE DAVIS EYES")
 1994 Forrest Gump (performer: "What The World Needs Now Is Love" (1965) - as Jackie De Shannon)
 1992 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Attack of the the Eye Creatures (1992) ... (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
- City Limits (1992) ... (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 1992 26th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart")
 1992 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Nowt But a Prank (1992) ... (writer: "When You Walk in the Room" - uncredited)
 1991 Becoming Colette (lyrics: "There Was A Time") / (music: "There Was A Time")
 1991 Sweet Talker (writer: "Bad Water")
 1989 Drugstore Cowboy (performer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart") / (writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart")
 1989 In Country (performer: "What the World Needs Now is Love")
 1988 Scrooged (writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart", "Put a Little Love in Your Heart (Finale)")
 1988 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1988) ... (writer: "Southern Nights/Break It To Me Gently/The Hand That Rocks the Cradle/Sweet Nothings/Rhinestone Cowboy/Fool #1/Wichita Lineman/Galveston/I'm Sorry/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Dum Dum/Jambalaya Medley")
 1986 Women in Rock (Video documentary) (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 1986 Maricela (TV Movie) (writer: "Bette Davis Eyes")
 1979 Together? (performer: "I Don't Need You Anymore" (US version), "Find Love" (US version))
 1979 The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (TV Special) (writer: "Put A Little Love In Your Heart")
 1978 Who'll Stop the Rain (performer: "PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART") / (writer: "PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART")
 1977 The Chicken Chronicles (as Jackie de Shannon, "Put A Little Love In Your Heart")
 1973 American Graffiti (writer: " (He's) The Great Imposter")
 1972 The Catcher (TV Movie) (performer: "Half Moon, Half Son>") / (writer: "Half Moon, Half Son>")
 1971 Celebration at Big Sur (Documentary) (writer: "Put a Little Love in Your Heart")
 1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.12 (1970) ... (performer: "A Thing Called Love")
- Episode #2.2 (1970) ... (performer: "This Old House")
- Episode #1.25 (1970) ... (performer: "No Light Will Shine on Me")
 1970 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.22 (1970) ... (performer: "Talk To The Animals")
 1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice ("What the World Needs Now Is Love")
  Playboy After Dark (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1969) (writer - 1 episode, 1969)
- Episode #1.14 (1969) ... (performer: "I Got My Reason", "Holly Would" - uncredited) / (writer: "Holly Would" - uncredited)
 1969 The Wild Wild West (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Night of the Janus (1969) ... (performer: "The Two Faced Stranger in the Garden")
 1967 The 39th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "My Wishing Doll")
 1966 Mi vedrai tornare (writer: "LA MIA VOCE (When you walk in the room)" - as De Shannon)
  Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (writer - 4 episodes, 1965)
- Episode #2.34 (1966) ... (performer: "We Can Work It Out", "As Tears Go By", "C.C. Rider", "Michelle")
- Episode #2.8 (1965) ... (performer: " (It's Love Baby) 24 Hours a Day" (uncredited) (excerpt), "A Lifetime of Loneliness", "I'll Go Crazy", "Shout")
- Episode #2.2 (1965) ... (performer: "Shop Around", "All Around the World", "Shake and Fingerpop")
- Episode #1.49 (1965) ... (performer: "What the World Needs Now", "Feel So Fine")
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... (writer: "Burn on Love", "My Time of Sorrow", "When You Walk in the Room")
 1965 Hullabaloo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (1965) ... (performer: "A Lifetime of Loneliness" (1963), "You've Got Your Troubles")
  Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 1965) (writer - 3 episodes, 1965)
- Episode #1.40 (1965) ... (performer: "A Lifetime of Loneliness", "Should I Cry?") / (writer: "Should I Cry?")
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (performer: "When You Walk in the Room", "Over You") / (writer: "When You Walk in the Room")
- Episode #1.24 (1965) ... (performer: "What the World Needs Now Is Love", "Till You Say You'll Be Mine") / (writer: "Till You Say You'll Be Mine")
- Episode #1.19 (1965) ... (performer: "I Remember the Boy")
- Episode #1.9 (1965) ... (performer: "When You Walk in the Room")
 1964 Surf Party (performer: "Glory Wave", "Never Comin' Back")
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Alternate Names:

Jackie De Shannon | Jackie de Shannon

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I was brought up with all kinds of music and it was natural for me to do anything I wanted. It's hard to believe that people would categorize you into one thing. I wanted to be an artist, just like Georgia O'Keeffe, and to be accepted for what I did. But being one of the first female singer / songwriters was a brand-new thing and people didn't know exactly what to make of it. If I came out with a ... See more »


The Byrds recorded Jackie's song "Don't Doubt Yourself, Babe" for their debut album "Mr. Tambourine Man". See more »


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