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Sam Phillips (IV) (1923–2003)

Sam Phillips was born on January 5, 1923 in Florence, Alabama, USA as Samuel Cornelius Phillips. He was married to Rebecca Irene Burns. He died on July 30, 2003 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »


(age 80) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA

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 2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.80 (2013) ... (writer: "Mystery Train" - uncredited)
 2008 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Not for Attribution (2008) ... (writer: "Mystery Train")
 2007 Elvis: Viva Las Vegas (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Der verlorene Sohn (2006) ... (writer: "Mystery Train" - uncredited)
 2005 A Tribute to the King (Video documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
 2005 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Jennifer Connelly/Eels (2005) ... (music: "Old Wabash")
 2004 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt (Documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "That's All Right") / (writer: "Mystery Train")
 2003 Estradilla: Agents & Elvis (TV Movie) (writer: "Mystery Train")
 2001 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records (2001) ... (writer: "Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog)")
 1999 Jeff Buckley: Remembered (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
 1996 Moonshine Highway (TV Movie) (writer: "Go, Go, Go")
 1988 Heartbreak Hotel (writer: "Mystery Train" - as Sam C. Phillips)
 1981 The Cramps: Live at Napa State Mental Hospital (Video documentary short) (writer: "Domino")
 1981 This Is Elvis ("Mystery Train")
 1978 The Last Waltz (Documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
 1974 Double Header (writer: "Mystery Train" - uncredited)
 1972 Elvis on Tour (Documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
 1970 Elvis: That's the Way It Is (Documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
 1955 The Pied Piper of Cleveland: A Day in the Life of a Famous Disc Jockey (Documentary) (writer: "Mystery Train")
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Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 6 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sam C. Phillips

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

"If I could find a white man who had the Negro Sound and the Negro feel, I could make a million dollars" (This was said not long before Elvis Presley walked into Sun Records for the first time).


Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 423-425. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007. See more »

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