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Alan Freed (I) (1921–1965)

Alan Freed was born on December 15, 1921 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA as Albert Alan James Freed. He was married to Inga Boling, Marjorie Hess and Betty Lou Bean. He died on January 20, 1965 in Palm Springs, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Altman (Documentary) (writer: "Sincerely")
 2011 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Randy Travis (2011) ... (writer: "Nadine")
- James Burton, W. S. "Fluke" Holland, and Kenny Lovelace (2011) ... (writer: "Nadine" - uncredited)
 2009 Brooklyn's Finest (writer: "Sincerely" (1954))
 2007 The 4400 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Daddy's Little Girl (2007) ... (writer: "Sincerely" - uncredited)
 2003 View from the Top (writer: "Sincerely")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (writer: "Sincerely")
 2002 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whoever Did This (2002) ... (writer: "Sincerely")
 1993 The Innocent (lyrics: "MAYBELLENE") / (music: "MAYBELLENE")
 1990 Book of Love (writer: "Sincerely")
 1990 Goodfellas (writer: "Sincerely")
 1988 Comic Book Confidential (Documentary) (writer: "Sincerely")
 1985 Twice in a Lifetime (writer: "Sincerely")
 1983 Porky's II: The Next Day (writer: "Sincerely")
 1976 Sparkle (writer: "Sincerely")
 1973 Electra Glide in Blue (writer: "Most of All")
 1961 Glenn Miller Time (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 ... (writer: "Sincerely" - uncredited)
 1959 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.19 (1959) ... (writer: "Sincerely" - uncredited)
 1955 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 April 1955 (1955) ... (writer: "Sincerely")
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Songwriter: Is credited as co-writer of the Chuck Berry classic "Maybelline" and The Moonglows' "Sincerely", although he actually wasn't involved in writing either song.

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2 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 7 Portrayals | 2 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Alan Freed and his Rock 'n Roll Band

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Personal Quote:

[on rock and roll] This music comes from the levees and the plantations. It's simple to dance to, and to clap your hands to, and the kids know the words to every song. That's why they come. This is an audience-participation kind of music. They come in and pay to sing louder than the performers. See more »


Was arrested and pleaded guilty to accepting "Payola" (bribes for playing certain songs). He was blacklisted from broadcasting and died broke and bitter in 1965 at age 42. See more »

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