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Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins was born on September 7, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Theodore Walter Rollins. He was previously married to Lucille Pearson. See full bio »
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 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary) (performer: "Bags' Groove")
  The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Watashi no Fujisan (2013) ... (performer: "Decision") / (writer: "Decision")
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) (writer: "Don't Stop the Carnival")
 2010/I The Switch (performer: "Paul's Pal") / (writer: "Paul's Pal")
 2009 Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I'm an Old Cowhand")
 2009 My One and Only (performer: "Paul's Pal") / (writer: "Paul's Pal")
 2008 Sonny Rollins: Live in '65 & '68 (Video) (music: "St. Thomas", "Oleo") / (performer: "There Will Never Be Another You", "St. Thomas", "Oleo", "Darn That Dream", "Three Little Words", "On Green Dolphin Street", "Four")
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "St. Thomas")
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "St. Thomas") / (writer: "St. Thomas", "Airegin")
 2003 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Wild Card (2003) ... (performer: "Blue" - uncredited)
 2002 Livshunger (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2002) ... ("SAINT THOMAS") / (music: "SAINT THOMAS")
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (performer: "TENOR MADNESS") / (writer: "TENOR MADNESS", "PENT-UP HOUSE")
 1997 Metro (performer: "POOR BUTTERFLY")
 1996 Familia (as Sonny Rollings, "Pent-up House")
 1995 Kids (performer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1994 Bottle Rocket (Short) (performer: "Old Devil Moon")
 1988 Working Girl (writer: "St. Thomas")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played sax solo on The Rolling Stones song "Waiting for a Friend". See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

I've always felt a little bit restricted in a studio, at least when the technology came out and you can overdub and change your original statement. So then I think I got spooked and I began trying to do everything perfectly.


Recipient of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Barbara Cook, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma, and Meryl Streep. See more »



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