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Harry Nilsson (1941–1994)

Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Harry Edward Nilsson III. He was married to Una Mary O'Keeffe, Diane Clatworthy and Sandra Lee McTaggart. He died on January 15, 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2017 The LEGO Batman Movie (performer: "One") / (writer: "One")
 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (performer: "Without You")
 2015 Rock the Kasbah (performer: "Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump into the Fire")
 2015 A Bigger Splash (performer: "Jump Into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump Into the Fire")
 2015/I Vacation (performer: "Without You")
 2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 2015 The Wedding Ringer (writer: "Coconut")
 2013 The Hangover Part III (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'")
 2012 Frances Ha (performer: "Mrs. Butter's Lament") / (writer: "Mrs. Butter's Lament")
 2011 Red Dog ("Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump into the Fire" - as Nilsson)
 2010 Kottan ermittelt: Rien ne va plus (writer: "Coconut")
 2009 44 Inch Chest (performer: "Without You")
 2009 Confessions of a Shopaholic (writer: "Coconut", "You're Breakin' My Heart", "Don't Forget Me")
 2008 Il mattino ha l'oro in bocca (performer: "One") / (writer: "One")
 2008 Bottle Shock (performer: "Jump Into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump Into the Fire")
 2006 A Good Year (performer: "How Can I Be Sure of You", "Gotta Get Up", "Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "How Can I Be Sure of You", "Gotta Get Up", "Jump into the Fire")
 2006 Crank (performer: "Everybody's Talkin")
 2006 Littleman (performer: "Best Friend") / (writer: "Best Friend")
 2006 Grilled (performer: "Early In The Mornin'")
 2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown (writer: "One")
 2006 Elementarteilchen (performer: "Without You")
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto (performer: "Me & My Arrow" (1971), "You're Breakin' My Heart" (1972), "The Moonbeam Song" (1971)) / (writer: "Me & My Arrow" (1971), "You're Breakin' My Heart" (1972), "The Moonbeam Song" (1971))
 2004 Around the Bend (performer: "Daddy's Song") / (writer: "Daddy's Song")
 2004 Shrek 2 (writer: "One" (1968))
 2004 The Girl Next Door (performer: "JUMP INTO THE FIRE") / (writer: "JUMP INTO THE FIRE")
 2003 Good Boy! (writer: "The Puppy Song")
 2003 Daddy Day Care (writer: "Coconut")
 2003 Shanghai Knights (performer: "One") / (writer: "One")
 2002 The Rules of Attraction (performer: "Without You")
 2002 Boat Trip (writer: "Coconut")
 2002 Stuart Little 2 (writer: "One")
 2002 Punch-Drunk Love (producer: "He Needs Me") / (writer: "He Needs Me")
 2002 Hey Arnold! The Movie (writer: "Coconut")
 2001 Riding in Cars with Boys (performer: "Me and My Arrow", "Evrything's Got'em") / (writer: "Me and My Arrow", "Evrything's Got'em")
 2001 Recess: School's Out (writer: "One")
 2000 High Fidelity (performer: "The Moonbeam Song") / (writer: "The Moonbeam Song")
 1999 Magnolia (writer: "One")
 1999 Dick (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1998 You've Got Mail (performer: "The Puppy Song", "Remember", "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City", "Over The Rainbow") / (writer: "The Puppy Song", "Remember", "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City")
 1998 Practical Magic (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1998 The X Files (writer: "One")
 1998 That's the Way I Like It (writer: "Everybody's Talking")
 1998 Choyonghan kajok (performer: "Jump Into the Fire")
 1997 Contact (performer: "Spaceman") / (writer: "Spaceman")
 1997 The Ice Storm (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1996 The Craft (writer: "Jump Into the Fire")
 1995 Casino (performer: "Without You")
 1995 Houseguest (writer: "Coconut")
 1994 Forrest Gump (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" (1966))
 1992 Me Myself and I (performer: "ME MYSELF AND I" (OPENING CREDITS)) / (writer: "ME MYSELF AND I" (OPENING CREDITS))
 1992 Reservoir Dogs (performer: "Coconut") / (writer: "Coconut")
 1991 The Fisher King (performer: "How About You?")
 1990 Goodfellas (performer: "Jump into the Fire") / (writer: "Jump into the Fire")
 1990 Denial (writer: "One")
 1987 Zärtliche Chaoten (performer: "Without You")
 1984 Deep in the Heart (performer: "Lay Down Your Arms") / (writer: "Lay Down Your Arms")
 1983 Private School (performer: "You're Breaking My Heart") / (writer: "You're Breaking My Heart")
 1980 Popeye (lyrics: "I Yam What I Yam", "He Needs Me", "Everything Is Food", "Sail With Me", "Swee'pea's Lullaby", "Sweethaven", "Blow Me Down", "I'm Mean", "He's Large", "Children" - uncredited) / (music: "I Yam What I Yam", "He Needs Me", "Everything Is Food", "Sail With Me", "Swee'pea's Lullaby", "Sweethaven", "Blow Me Down", "I'm Mean", "He's Large", "Children" - uncredited) / (writer: "It's Not Easy Bein' Me" - uncredited)
 1980 In God We Trust (or Gimme That Prime Time Religion) (performer: "Good For God") / (writer: "Good For God")
 1979 All That Jazz (performer: "A Perfect Day")
 1979 Doing Time (performer: "WITHOUT YOU" - uncredited)
 1979 Real Life (writer: "Jump Into The Fire")
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover (performer: "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful")
 1975 Rosebud (writer: "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" - uncredited)
 1974 Son of Dracula ("Down", "Moonbeam Song", "Jump Into The Fire") / (performer: "Down", "At My Front Door", "Remember", "Moonbeam Song", "Jump Into The Fire", "Daybreak", "Without You" (uncredited)) / (producer: "Daybreak") / (writer: "Down", "Remember", "Moonbeam Song", "Jump Into The Fire", "Daybreak" - as Nilsson)
 1971 Lady Liberty (writer: "(I Guess) The Lord Must be In New York City", "The Puppy Song")
 1971 Dusty and Sweets McGee (performer: "Don't Leave Me Baby" - as Nilsson) / (writer: "Don't Leave Me Baby" - as Nilsson)
 1970 Jenny (performer: "Waiting" - as Nilsson) / (writer: "Waiting" - as Nilsson)
 1969 Midnight Cowboy (performer: "Everybody's Talkin'" - as Nilsson)
 1968 Skidoo (performer: "I Will Take You There", "Living in a Garbage Can") / (writer: "Skidoo", "I Will Take You There", "Living in a Garbage Can")
 1968 Head (writer: "Daddy's Song" - as Nilsson)
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Other Works:

Vinyl Record: 'The Midnight Cowboy (Original Soundtrack)' with two different versions of Hit Single 'Everybody's Talkin''. UNITED ARTITS Records AUS 5198 (USA). - Singer/songwriter See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 13 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 16 Interviews | 639 Articles | 39 Pictorials | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Milsson | Nilsson


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Personal Quote:

I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living. See more »


His grandparents were Swedish circus performers, whose act was known as the "Aerial Ballet" (which became the title for his second album). See more »


Three-and-a-half-octave vocal range; usually provided all his own harmonies on record.

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