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Ahmet Ertegun (1923–2006)

Ahmet Ertegun was born on July 31, 1923 in Istanbul, Turkey as Ahmet Munir Ertegün. He was married to Ioana (Mica) Maria Banu Grecianu and Jan Holm. He died on December 14, 2006 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2015 Ted 2 (writer: "Mess Around")
 2014 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 February 2014 (2014) ... (writer: "The Joker" - uncredited)
 2013 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show Final, Part 1 (2013) ... (writer: "The Joker")
 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.82 (2013) ... (writer: "Ting-a-Ling" - uncredited)
 2012 Dark Shadows (writer: "The Joker")
 2010 Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (writer: "The Joker")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.48 (2010) ... (writer: "Mess Around" - uncredited)
 2010 Heartbreaker (writer: "The Joker")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Seven: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "Mess Around" - uncredited)
 2009 Different from Whom (writer: "Don't Play This Song" - as A Ertegun)
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "The Joker")
 2008 The Love Guru (writer: "The Joker")
 2007 The Singing Bee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... (writer: "The Joker")
 2006 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Merry Fisticuffs (2006) ... (writer: "The Joker" - uncredited)
 2006 Happy Feet (writer: "The Joker Mash-Up with Everything I Own" - uncredited)
 2006 My Super Ex-Girlfriend (writer: "The Joker")
 2006/I Babel (writer: "The Joker (ATFC's Aces High Remix)")
 2004 Wolf (writer: "The Joker")
 2004/I Ray (writer: "Mess Around")
 2004 Little Black Book (writer: "Angel")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 (Video Game) ("The Joker")
 2003 I Love the '70s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1974 (2003) ... (writer: "The Joker")
 2002 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Big Time! (2002) ... (writer: "Don't Play That Song (You Lied)")
 2002 That '70s Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That '70s Musical (2002) ... (writer: "The Joker" - uncredited)
 2002 Un paso adelante (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Volver al armario (2002) ... (writer: "Angel")
 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... ("Beale Street Blues")
 1994 Love Affair (producer: "Changes")
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Way We Was (1991) ... (writer: "The Joker" - uncredited)
 1990 The Nutcracker Prince (producer: "Always Come Back To You")
 1987 Planes, Trains & Automobiles (producer: "Mess Around" (1953)) / (writer: "Mess Around" (1953))
 1987 Angel Heart (writer: "Soul On Fire")
 1962 Il Sorpasso (writer: "Don't play that song (You lied)")
 1956 Basin Street Revue (writer: "Lovey Dovey" - uncredited)
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Release of the book, "The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun", by Robert Greenfield.

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1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Ahmet Ertegün


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