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James P. Johnson (1894–1955)

James P. Johnson was born on February 1, 1894 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA as James Price Johnson. He was married to Lillie Mae Wright. He died on November 17, 1955 in New York, USA. See full bio »

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(age 61) in New York, USA

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 2014 Magic in the Moonlight (writer: "Charleston")
 2014 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Week 4: The Skate-Off (2014) ... (writer: "Bang Bang" - uncredited)
- Week 4 (2014) ... (writer: "Bang Bang" - uncredited)
 2009-2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Two-Night Finale: First Night (2013) ... (writer: "Bang Bang")
- Hollywood Night (2013) ... (writer: "Bang Bang")
- Round Four: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "Charleston" - uncredited)
- Round Four (2009) ... (writer: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 2010-2013 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Resignation (2013) ... (writer: "Mule Walk" - uncredited)
- Home (2010) ... (writer: "Harlem Strut", "Carolina Shout" - uncredited)
 2013 The Great Gatsby ("Bang Bang") / (music: "Bang Bang") / (writer: "Bang Bang")
 2012 Family Guy (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Mr. & Mrs. Stewie (2012) ... (performer: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 2011 Tom Sawyer (writer: "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)")
 2011 Midnight in Paris (writer: "Charleston")
 2009 Whatever Works (writer: "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)")
 2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (writer: "IF I COULD BE WITH YOU (ONE HOUR TONIGHT)")
 2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Documentary) (lyrics: "The Joint Is Jumpin'") / (music: "The Joint Is Jumpin'")
 2008 Bookends (music: "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)")
 2007 The War (TV Mini-Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007) ... (music: "If I Could Be with You")
 2007 The Brothers Warner (Documentary) (writer: "Harlem Strut" - as James Price Johnson)
 2007 Perfect Stranger (writer: "Don't Cry Baby" - as James Johnson)
 2007 Does Your Soul Have a Cold? (Documentary) (writer: "Charleston")
 2006 Southland Tales (writer: "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)" - as Jimmy Johnson)
 2006 Aquamarine (writer: "Don't Cry Baby" - as Jimmy Johnson)
 2003 Alex & Emma (writer: "Charleston")
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Weekend at Burnsie's (2002) ... ("Charleston", uncredited)
 2001 The Majestic (writer: "Blue Note Boogie")
 2001 The Cat's Meow (music: "Charleston" (1923))
 1999 The Green Mile (writer: "Old Fashioned Love")
 1999 Sweet and Lowdown (music: "Old Fashioned Love" (1923))
 1997 Rebecca (TV Movie) (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1994 Cobb (performer: "Bleeding Hearted Blues")
 1992 The House of Eliott (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.10 (1992) ... (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1991 Billy Bathgate (music: "The Mule Walk")
 1991 Rambling Rose (music: "IF I COULD BE WITH YOU ONE HOUR TONIGHT")
 1990 Tiny Toon Adventures (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Mr. Popular's Rules of Cool! (1990) ... (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
- Gang Busters (1990) ... (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1990 Pretty Woman (writer: "You Don't Understand" - as Jimmie Johnson)
 1983 Sahara (writer: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1983 Zelig (music: "Charleston" (1923))
 1983 High Road to China (writer: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1982 Bugs Bunny's 3rd Movie: 1001 Rabbit Tales (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1981 Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1981 American Pop (writer: "Charleston" - as Jimmy Johnson)
 1979 The Lady in Red (music: "If I Could Be with You")
 1979 Bugs Bunny's Valentine (TV Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1974 The Great Gatsby (writer: "Charleston" - as Jimmy Johnson)
 1973 The Brady Bunch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Never Too Young (1973) ... (writer: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1971 Our American Musical Heritage (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 September 1971 (1971) ... (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1965 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 17 May 1965 (1965) ... (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1963 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Slumber Party (1963) ... (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1963 The Unmentionables (Short) (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1962 Hazel (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Hazel's Day (1962) ... (music: "The Charleston" - uncredited)
 1962 Tender Is the Night (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1960 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (writer: "f I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight", "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1958 Girl on the Run (writer: "Don't Cry, Baby" - uncredited)
 1958 The Naked and the Dead (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1958 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Good Old Days (1958) ... (music: "The Charleston" - uncredited)
 1958 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #10.18 (1958) ... (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1957 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tutti-Frutti Ice Cream (1957) ... (writer: "Charleston")
 1957 The Helen Morgan Story (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1957 The Joker Is Wild (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1957 The Delinquents (writer: "A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid")
 1957 Three Little Bops (Short) (music: "Charleston")
 1955 Mister Roberts (music: "IF I COULD BE WITH YOU ONE HOUR TONIGHT")
 1955 Battle Cry (music: "Don't Cry Baby" - uncredited)
 1953 South Sea Woman (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1953 A Mouse Divided (Short) (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1953 So You Want to Be a Musician (Short) (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1952 Fool Coverage (Short) (writer: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1952 Stop, You're Killing Me (music: "If I Could Be with You", "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Ricky Loses His Voice (1952) ... (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1952 Tree for Two (Short) (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1952 Cracked Quack (Short) (music: "Charleston")
 1952 Belles on Their Toes (music: "Charleston")
 1951 So You Want to Be a Bachelor (Short) (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1951 Storm Warning (music: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1950 The Jackpot (music: "Charleston")
 1950 Tea for Two (music: "Charleston" - as Jimmy Johnson)
 1950 Young Man with a Horn (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1949 Thieves' Highway (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1949 Slattery's Hurricane (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1949 You're My Everything (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1949 Flamingo Road (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1948 Whiplash (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1948 Hare Splitter (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1948 Nothing But the Tooth (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1948 Winter Meeting (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1947 Hollywood Bound (music: "Old Fashioned Love")
 1947 Doggone Cats (Short) (writer: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1947 A Pest in the House (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1947 Stan Kenton and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1947 The Man I Love (music: "If I Could Be with You")
 1946 It's a Wonderful Life (music: "Charleston" (1923) - uncredited)
 1946 Margie (music: "Charleston")
 1945 Roughly Speaking (music: "Charleston" - uncredited)
 1945 Draftee Daffy (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1944 Stage Door Cartoon (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1943 Cavalcade of Dance (Short) (music: "Charleston" (1923) - uncredited)
 1943 Stormy Weather (music: "There's No Two Ways About Love" (1943) - uncredited)
 1942 Vaudeville Days (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1942 Casablanca (music: "If I Could Be with You" (1926) - uncredited)
 1942 A Tale of Two Kitties (Short) (writer: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1942 Hobby Horse-Laffs (Short) (music: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1942 Porky's Cafe (Short) (music: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1941 The Bug Parade (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1941 Snow Time for Comedy (Short) (writer: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1941 We, the Animals - Squeak! (Short) (music: "Keep Cool, Fool" - uncredited)
 1941 Penny Serenade (music: "Charleston")
 1941 Goofy Groceries (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1940 Wacky Wildlife (Short) (music: "If I Could Be With You)
 1940 Night Train to Munich (music: "If I Could Be with You (One Hour Tonight)")
 1940 Slap Happy Pappy (Short) (music: "If I Could Be With You" - uncredited)
 1939 The Roaring Twenties (music: "If I Could Be with You" (1926) - uncredited)
 1938 Orrin Tucker and His Orchestra (Short) (music: "I Need Lovin'")
 1938 The Big Broadcast of 1938 (music: "CHARLESTON" (1925) - uncredited)
 1936 Little Jack Little & Orchestra (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1936 Klondike Annie (writer: "Mister Deep Blue Sea")
 1935 George White's 1935 Scandals (music: "Charleston" (1923) - uncredited)
 1933 Dancing Lady (writer: "Alabama Swing" - uncredited)
 1933 Ladies They Talk About (music: "If I Could Be with You" (1926) - uncredited)
 1933 Mills Blue Rhythm Band (Short) (music: "There Goes My Headache" - uncredited)
 1932 Lawyer Man (music: "If I Could Be with You" (1926) - uncredited)
 1932 Three on a Match (music: "Charleston" (1923) - uncredited)
 1932 Goopy Geer (Short) (music: "I Need Lovin'" (1926) - uncredited)
 1932 Taxi! (music: "I Need Lovin'" (1926) - uncredited)
 1931 Big Business Girl (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1930 One Good Turn (Short) ("If I Could Be with You")
 1930 Henry Santry and His Soldiers of Fortune (Short) (music: "If I Could Be with You" - uncredited)
 1929 The Show of Shows (music: "Your Love Is All I Crave" - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Jimmy Johnson
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Johnson's most famous composition was the "Charleston", which may be the most famous song from the "Roaring Twenties". See more »

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Aquarius

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