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Gordon Jenkins (I) (1910–1984)

Prolific composer ("Manhattan Tower"), songwriter ("Goodbye"), conductor, arranger and author, educated in public schools and then a banjoist in orchestras and on radio in St. Louis, Missouri, then came to Hollywood in 1938 as music director for NBC and composer of scores for films, radio, and night club revues. He conducted and arranged the ... See full bio »


(age 73) in Malibu, California, USA

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P.S. I Love You
P.S. I Love You Soundtrack
Bull Durham
Bull Durham Soundtrack
Radio Days
Radio Days Soundtrack


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 2016 Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill (TV Movie) (writer: "When a Woman Loves a Man" - as Jenkins)
 2015 Person of Interest (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Terra Incognita (2015) ... (writer: "Happy New Year" - uncredited)
 2014 Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (Documentary) (writer: "Blue Prelude", "New York's My Home")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.104 (2010) ... (writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Evangeline Lilly/Sam Rockwell/Million Dollar Quartet/Aaron Kelly (2010) ... (writer: "Folsom Prison Blues" - uncredited)
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (music: "P.S. I Love You")
 2007 P.S. I Love You (writer: "P.S. I Love You")
  Mad Men (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2007) (performer - 1 episode, 2007)
- Marriage of Figaro (2007) ... (music: "P.S. I Love You" - uncredited)
- Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2007) ... (performer: "Caravan" - uncredited)
 2005 Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Folsom Prison Blues")
 2003 The O.C. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Homecoming (2003) ... (performer: "Caravan")
 1999 La fille sur le pont (writer: "Goodbye")
 1998 Pony Glass (Short) (writer: "Good-Bye" - uncredited)
 1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (writer: "P.S. I Love You")
 1994 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.7 (1994) ... (writer: "Folsom Prison Blues")
 1991 For the Boys (music: "P.S. I Love You")
 1989 Lost Angels (writer: "San Fernando Valley" - uncredited)
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Women of Atlanta (1989) ... ("This is All I Ask")
 1988 Bull Durham (writer: "When a Woman Loves a Man")
 1987 Tilinteko (performer: "You Are My Thrill")
 1987 Radio Days (writer: "Goodbye" (1934))
 1985 Sacred Hearts (writer: "Goodbye" - uncredited)
 1985 Calamari Union (performer: "You're My Thrill")
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie) (arranger: "Jingle Bells")
 1981 The Man and His Music (TV Movie) (writer: "I Loved Her" - uncredited)
 1979 The Wanderers (writer: "I Love You")
 1978 Slow Dancing in the Big City (writer: "Blue Evening")
 1975 Fear on Trial (TV Movie) (writer: "P.S. I Love You" - uncredited)
 1969 The Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What It Was, Was Love (1969) ... (writer: "What It Was, Was Love", "What You Say", "A Secret Place", "Where You Are", "Yeah, But What If?", "A Man", "Boys And Girls", "There Goes The Bride", "To Be In Love", "Which Way Is Yesterday?", "We Had It All", "The Room With The View Inside", "Old Man", "What It Was, Was Love/Reprise")
 1965 Frank Sinatra: A Man and His Music (TV Special) (performer: "It Was a Very Good Year", "Young at Heart", "The Girl Next Door", "Last Night When We Were Young", "This Is All I Ask" - uncredited) / (writer: "This Is All I Ask" - uncredited)
 1965 The Hollywood Palace (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.16 (1965) ... (writer: "Married I Can Always Get" - uncredited)
  The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1963) (music - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Robert Goulet Show (1963) ... (lyrics: "This Is All I Ask" - uncredited) / (music: "This Is All I Ask" - uncredited)
 1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Old Man Danny (1961) ... (writer: "This Is All I Ask" - uncredited)
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.10 (1960) ... (writer: "New York's My Home" - uncredited)
 1959 The Ballad of Louie the Louse (TV Movie) (writer: "The Ballad of Louie the Louse", "Be Mean To The Old Folks", "Don't Come To Me")
 1958 Any Given Minute (Short) (performer: "Manhattan Tower") / (writer: "Manhattan Tower")
  The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1956) (performer - 1 episode, 1956)
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... (writer: "Repeat After Me" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... (performer: "Street of Dreams")
 1956 The Walter Winchell Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... (writer: "New York's My Home")
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (writer: "Goodbye")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jazz Time ... (writer: "Goodbye")
 1954 Texaco Star Theatre (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.11 (1954) ... (music: "P.S. I Love You" - uncredited)
  The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1950) (writer - 1 episode, 1950)
- Episode #3.24 (1950) ... (performer: "Manhattan Tower") / (writer: "Manhattan Tower")
 1945 All Star Musical Revue (Short) (writer: "Once To Every Heart")
 1945 Community Sing No. 12, Volume 10 (Short) (writer: "Ev'ry Time I Fall in Love")
 1944 San Fernando Valley (lyrics: "San Fernando Valley") / (music: "San Fernando Valley")
 1935 A Fire Has Been Arranged (music: "P.S., I Love You" - uncredited)
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Show Show Self (10 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre: "Heaven Come Wednesday" Keene Summer Theatre, Keene, New Hampshire, opened August 27, 1951. Music by Gordon Jenkins, lyrics by Tom Adair, book by Reginald Lawrence. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Article | See more »

Did You Know?


A popular arranger for such stalwarts as Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and 'Nat 'King' Cole', his wife, singer Loulie Jean Norman was the soaring soprano on the "Star Trek" theme song. They collaborated on numerous albums, including a song sung by Frank Sinatra entitled "The Future Song Without Words" written by Jenkins and featuring Loulie's voice. See more »

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