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Kenny Rankin (1940–2009)

Kenny Rankin was born on February 10, 1940 in New York City, New York, USA. He was married to Yvonne Rodriguez-Calderone. He died on June 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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A Change of Seasons
A Change of Seasons Soundtrack
Taking It Home
Taking It Home Music Department
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Musical Guest / Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Musical Guest
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 2012 Sarah G Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1987 Stingray (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Autumn (1987) ... (performer: "Deep In The Dark" - as Kenney Rankin)
 1986 Taking It Home (TV Movie) (performer: "Hello, Home") / (writer: "Hello, Home")
 1982 Fame (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Metamorphosis (1982) ... (performer: "Miles From Here")
 1980 A Change of Seasons (performer: "Where Do You Catch The Bus For Tomorrow?")
 1973-1975 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 12 March 1975 (1975) ... (writer: "Peaceful")
- Episode dated 26 July 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Peaceful")
- Episode dated 22 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Peaceful")
 1964-1965 The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Dave, the Fraternity Advisor (1965) ... (writer: "Happy Guy")
- Chess Set (1964) ... (writer: "A Happy Guy" - uncredited)
- Kris Plays Cupid (1964) ... (writer: "A Happy Guy" - uncredited)
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Above all, I'm a jazz singer who likes to mess with the melody. I sing the songs that touch me in the heart, the songs I would like to sing to someone in front of a roaring fire...But don't get me wrong. We don't live in a fantasy world, though we all have one. (from an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in 1997)


Paul McCartney asked Rankin to perform his cover version of the Beatles' 'Blackbird' when McCartney and 'John Lennon' were inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame. See more »

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