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Boots Randolph (1927–2007)

Boots Randolph was born on June 3, 1927 in Paducah, Kentucky, USA as Homer Louis Randolph III. He is known for his work on V for Vendetta (2005), Click (2006) and Before Sunrise (1995). He was married to Dee Baker. He died on July 3, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »

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 2004 Os Tonechos van á obra (TV Movie) (composer: theme "Yakety Sax" - uncredited)
 1991 Benny Hill: Unseen (TV Movie) (composer: theme "Yakety Sax")
 1969-1989 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (composer - 44 episodes)
- Episode #19.3 (1989) ... (composer: theme "Yakety Sax")
- Holding Out for a Hero (1989) ... (composer: theme "Yakety Sax")
- The Crook Report (1989) ... (composer: theme "Yakety Sax")
- Episode #18.2 (1988) ... (composer: theme "Yakety Sax")
- The Halitosis Kid (1988) ... (composer: theme "Yakety Sax")
 1977 Benny Hill Down Under (TV Movie) (composer: closing theme "Yakety Axe")
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill (composer: theme "Yakety Sax")
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Single: Played sax on Elvis Presley's "Return to Sender". See more »

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[1990, in an AP interview] "Yakety Sax" will be my trademark. I'll hang my hat on it. It's kept me alive. Every sax player in the world has tried to play it. Some are good, some are awful.


As a child, he learned to play music with his family's band. He wasn't sure where or why he acquired the nickname "Boots", although it may have served to avoid confusion since his father and he had the same first name. He started out playing the ukulele and trombone, but switched to tenor saxophone when his father unexpectedly brought one home. See more »

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