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Brenda Russell (I)


Brenda Russell was born on April 8, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Brenda Gordon. She was previously married to Brian Russell. See full bio »

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Sesame Street
Sesame Street Soundtrack
Celeste & Jesse Forever
(2012)
Liberty Heights
(1999)

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 2015/I Vacation (writer: "Still Not A Player")
 2014 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2013 (2014) ... (writer: "The Way")
 2014 That Awkward Moment (writer: "Still Not a Player" - as Brenda Gordon Russell)
 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Special) (writer: "The Way")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2013) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2012 Sarah G Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Enchong Dee/Richard Reynoso/Chad Borja/Vina Morales (2012) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2012 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Donna Summer (2012) ... (writer: "Dinner with Gershwin")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2012 Celeste & Jesse Forever (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Love") / (music: "A Little Bit of Love") / (performer: "A Little Bit of Love")
 2009 Dirty Mind (writer: "NONE OF US ARE FREE")
 2008 JCVD (as Russell, "None Of Us Are Free")
 2003-2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Die Top 15 - Jetzt oder nie (2008) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Top 20 - live: Die Frauen #2 (2007) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Mottoshow #7 - Soul (2006) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Top 50: Die zweite Chance (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Mottoshow #5 - Die 80er (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I'm Here")
 2006 The 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Color Purple')
 2003-2005 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Group 4 Performances (2005) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Last Group (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Show 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2004 Malaysian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Second Workshop (2004) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2003 Ídolos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 1 - Meu Ídolo (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2001-2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Heat 3 (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Heat 3 (2001) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #8 - Kandidatenkeuze (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2002 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 48 #5 (2002) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2002 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Showdown! (2002) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Two for Each One (2002) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2002 Bad Company (performer: "Tonite") / (writer: "Tonite")
 2002 John Q (writer: "Justice of the Heart")
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In") / (producer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In") / (writer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In")
 1996-1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #10.9 (1999) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Episode #7.9 (1996) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 1998 Finding Graceland (writer: "Wayward Soul")
 1995 People: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie) (arranger: "The Body Song") / (lyrics: "The Body Song") / (music: "The Body Song") / (performer: "The Body Song")
 1994 The Santa Clause (performer: "Christmas Will Return")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (performer: "WE WILL FIND A WAY")
 1993 Taking the Heat (TV Movie) (performer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS", "TAKING THE HEAT")
 1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills (performer: "Waiting For You") / (writer: "Waiting For You")
 1987-1991 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 February 1991 (1991) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Episode dated 19 November 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "Dinner With Gershwin")
 1991 Highlander II: The Quickening (performer: "As Time Goes By") / (producer: "As Time Goes By")
 1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks (performer: "GRAVITY") / (writer: "GRAVITY")
 1988 Totally Minnie (TV Movie) (performer: "Totally Minnie")
 1986 Soul Man ("Totally Academic") / (performer: "Totally Academic")
 1986 Ratboy (performer: "Throw Down")
 1986 Instant Justice ("HOW DOES LOVE GO WRONG")
 1986 Wildcats (performer: "Penetration")
 1985 HeartBeat (TV Movie) (performer: "Heart Beat")
 1969 Sesame Street (TV Series) (performer: "Yakety Yak - Take it Back")
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series) (performer: "From This Day")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(December 13, 2007 to March 9, 2008) Allee Willis, Stephen Bray and she were composers and lyricists for the musical, "The Color Purple," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Jeannette Bayardelle, Felicia P. Fields, Michelle Williams, Stu James, LaToya London, Stephanie St. James and Rufus Bonds Jr. in the ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Brenda Gordon | Brenda Gordon Russell
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Personal Quote:

As far as writing for other artists, very early on I learned a good lesson from Ms. Aretha Franklin. She asked me to write a song for her, and I excitedly wrote what I thought was a good 'Aretha Franklin' song; however when she received it she said 'I wanted a Brenda Russell song'. At that moment I learned that if a certain kind of artist wants a song from me, I should write the song as if I were... See more »

Trivia:

Became a grandmother on 26 January 2007, when daughter Lindsay gave birth to a son, Nehimiah. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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