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Geoffrey Parsons (1910–1987)

Geoffrey Parsons was an English lyricist most famous for writing the lyrics for "Smile", a song that is generally associated with the great Charlie Chaplin. Parsons worked at the Peter Maurice Music Company which was run by James Phillips (aka John Turner). The PMMC was especially known for adapting foreign songs into the English Language. Parson ... See full bio »

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 2014 Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark (Documentary) (writer: "Smile")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.51 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2012 Byzantium (performer: "Nacht Und Traume, D.827")
 2012 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.34 (2012) ... (lyrics: "Smile")
 2010 Wishful Drinking (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Oh! My Papa")
 2010 Som Brasil (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Braguinha (2010) ... (writer: "Sorri")
 2010 127 Hours ("If You Love Me (Really Love Me)")
 2010 Prozhektorperiskhilton (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
  Diva (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2010) (music - 1 episode, 2010)
- Singin' in the Rain (2010) ... (lyrics: "Smile") / (music: "Smile")
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mattress (2009) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 2009 The Cove (Documentary) (lyrics: "Smile")
 2009 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.9 (2009) ... (lyrics: "Smile")
 2009 Chris Botti in Boston (TV Movie) (writer: "Smile")
 2008 La Marató 2008 (TV Special) (lyrics: "Somriu")
 2008 MusicalMENT (TV Movie) (writer: "Somriu")
 2008 That's Amore!: Italian-American Favorites (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Oh! My Papa" - uncredited)
 2008 Operación triunfo (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Gala 11 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Smile")
- Gala 0 (2008) ... (lyrics: "Smile")
 2007 Goal II: Living the Dream (performer: "AVE MARIA")
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act (2005) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2004 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finals (2004) ... (writer: "Smile")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (writer: "Smile")
 2003 Monkey Dust (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (2003) ... (writer: "Hymne A L'Amour" - uncredited)
 2003 Living with Michael Jackson: A Tonight Special (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Smile")
 2002 If I Were a Rich Man (lyrics: "Smile") / (music: "Smile")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1997)
- The Screaming Skull (1998) ... (lyrics: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Devil Doll (1997) ... (writer: "Smile" - uncredited)
 1998 Hope Floats (writer: "Smile")
 1997 The Butcher Boy (writer: "OH MEIN PAPA")
 1996 Faithful (writer: "Eternally')
 1994 Due South (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chicago Holiday: Part 2 (1994) ... (writer: "Smile")
 1994 My Girl 2 (lyrics: "Smile")
 1993 The Innocent (writer: "OH MEIN PAPA")
 1993 This Boy's Life (lyrics: "Smile")
 1991 The Simpsons (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Like Father, Like Clown (1991) ... (lyrics: "O Mein Papa" - uncredited)
 1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn (writer: "O! My Papa")
 1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives (writer: "Oh, Mein Papa" - uncredited)
 1987 Housekeeping (lyrics: "Oh My Papa" - uncredited)
 1984 Nothing Lasts Forever (lyrics: "Oh! My Pa-Pa")
 1980 Roller Revolution (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Smile")
 1975 All in the Family (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Gloria Suspects Mike (1975) ... (lyrics: "O Mein Papa (O! My Papa)")
 1975 Smile (lyrics: "Smile" (1936))
 1967 How I Won the War (lyrics: "Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart" - uncredited) / (writer: "Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart" - uncredited)
 1964 Carry on Spying ("TOO LATE")
 1962 The Main Attraction (lyrics: "Amore Baciami")
 1961 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Good Old Burlesque (1961) ... (lyrics: "Smile" - uncredited)
 1955-1960 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (lyrics - 2 episodes)
- Hong Kong Suit (1960) ... (lyrics: "Smile" - uncredited)
- Jack and Gisele MacKenzie's Violin Duet (1955) ... (lyrics: "Smile" - uncredited)
 1959 Subway in the Sky ("Love Isn't Love")
 1958 Room 43 (lyrics: "Never Never More (Jamais Jamais Plus)")
 1958 Girls at Sea (lyrics: "Merci Beaucoup")
 1958 The Spaniard's Curse (lyrics: "Dreaming of the Days Gone By")
 1958 The Moonraker (lyrics: "The Moonraker" song)
 1958 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Eddie Fisher (1958) ... (lyrics: "Oh, My Papa" - uncredited)
 1958 The 6.5 Special (lyrics: "Say Goodbye Now")
 1957 The Good Companions (writer: "The Good Companions", "Where There's You, There's Me", "If Only", "This Kind of Love", "Today Has Been a Lovely Day', "'Round the World in Eighty Minutes", "Playout (The Good Companions)")
 1955 Cast a Dark Shadow (lyrics: "Leave Me Alone" - uncredited)
 1954 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 February 1954 (1954) ... (lyrics: "Oh My Papa")
 1953 Laughing Anne (lyrics: "All the World Is Mine on Sunday", "I've Fallen in Deep Water")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Robert Mitchell and he wrote lyrics for the pantomime, "Babes in the Wood," at the Unity Theatre in London, England. Berkeley Fase was musical director.

Alternate Names:

John Sexton
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Star Sign:

Capricorn

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