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Johnnie Ray (1927–1990)

One of the greatest of the transition singers between the crooners and the rockers, Johnnie Ray was the only son of Elmer and Hazel Ray. He was born and raised in Oregon where he loved hiking in nature. He was close with his older sister, sometimes hiking with her. Mother nature eventually would inspire the song lyrics he wrote. After he became ... See full bio »

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 2010 Shutter Island (performer: "CRY" (1951))
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "The Little White Cloud That Cried") / (writer: "The Little White Cloud That Cried")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Red Glare (2004) ... (performer: "Cry")
 2003 The Singing Detective (performer: "Just Walking In The Rain" - as Johnny Ray)
 1993-1994 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- 20: Ende (1994) ... (performer: "Just Walking In The Rain" - uncredited)
- Reg.Nr.11 (1993) ... (performer: "Yes Tonight Josephine" - uncredited)
 1993 A Perfect World (writer: "The Little White Cloud that Cried")
 1987 Someone to Watch Over Me (performer: "CRY")
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (performer: "Just Walking in the Rain")
 1985 Desert Hearts (performer: "CRY")
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Roommate (1984) ... (performer: "Cry")
 1984 Surf II (performer: "Cry")
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel (performer: "Just Walking in the Rain")
 1982 Grease 2 (performer: "Cry" - uncredited)
 1971 The Last Picture Show (performer: "Please, Mr. Sun" - uncredited)
 1957 The Big Record (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1957) ... (performer: "Cry" (uncredited), "Soliloquy of a Fool", "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (uncredited), "Home for the Holidays" (uncredited))
 1956 The Jimmy Durante Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.23 (1956) ... (performer: "Ain't Misbehavin'", "The Second Boy From The Right" (uncredited))
  General Electric Theater (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1955) (writer - 1 episode, 1955)
- Big Shot (1955) ... (performer: "Paths Of Paradise" - uncredited) / (writer: "Paths Of Paradise" - uncredited)
 1954 There's No Business Like Show Business (performer: "If You Believe", "Alexander's Ragtime Band" - uncredited)
 1953 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Johnnie Ray Show (1953) ... (performer: "Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone", "Cry" - uncredited)
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Opening act for Judy Garland's Scandinavian tour. See more »

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I am constantly asked why I never made other films after There's No Business Like Show Business (1954). The answer is I was never asked. See more »


Awarded his latest Gold Record posthumously in 2000 for the Columbia Records CD compilation "16 Most Requested". See more »


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