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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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Known For

The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Switch
The Switch Soundtrack
Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto IV Soundtrack
Going in Style
Going in Style Soundtrack


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 2017 Going in Style (performer: "St. Thomas") / (writer: "St. Thomas")
  Bosch (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (writer - 2 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Gone (2016) ... (performer: "Doxy" - uncredited) / (writer: "Doxy" - uncredited)
- Chapter Eight: High Low (2015) ... (performer: "Silk 'n' Satin" - uncredited) / (writer: "Silk 'n' Satin" - uncredited)
 2014 Forever (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- 6 A.M. (2014) ... (performer: "Alfie's Theme Differently (Soundtrack Version)" - uncredited)
 2014/I Big Eyes (writer: "Doxy")
 2014 The 50 Year Argument (Documentary) (performer: "Bags' Groove")
  Bi no tsubo (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")
  Treme (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Shame, Shame, Shame (2010) ... (performer: "Silk 'N' Satin" - uncredited) / (writer: "Silk 'N' Satin" - uncredited)
 2010 United States of Tara (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Yes (2010) ... (writer: "Doxy" - uncredited)
 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") / (writer: "St. Thomas" - as S. Rollins)
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "St. Thomas") / (writer: "St. Thomas", "Airegin")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Warming by the Devil's Fire (2003) ... (writer: "I Don't Hurt Anymore" - as Walter Rollins)
  Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Wild Card (2003) ... (performer: "Blue 7" - uncredited) / (writer: "Blue 7" - 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 ("Pent-up House")
 1995 Kids (performer: "Dancing in the Dark")
 1994 Bottle Rocket (Short) (performer: "Old Devil Moon")
 1988 Working Girl (writer: "St. Thomas")
 1976 Sven Klangs kvintett (writer: "Sonnymoon for Two")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Prestige Profiles" (Fantasy) (2-disc set) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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.


He was awarded the 2010 National Medal of Arts for his contributions to American jazz music. He was one of the most important and influential jazz musicians of the post-bebop era, his melodic sensibilities, playing style, and solos have delighted audiences and influenced generations of musicians for over 50 years. See more »



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