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Leon Russell


Leon Russell was born on April 2, 1942 in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA as Claude Russell Bridges. He has been married to Janet Lee Constantine since February 6, 1983. They have three children. He was previously married to Mary McCreary. See full bio »
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 2014 BB King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (performer: "Hummingbird") / (writer: "Hummingbird")
  The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2014) (writer - 1 episode, 2014)
- Leon Russell (2014) ... (performer: "Window Up Above", "Heartbreak Hotel", "A Song For You" - uncredited) / (writer: "A Song For You" - uncredited)
 2013 Zari (Short) ("Back to the Island")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.26 (2013) ... (writer: "Superstar")
- Episode #1.24 (2013) ... (writer: "A Song for You")
 2012-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.110 (2013) ... (writer: "Superstar" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.116 (2012) ... (writer: "A Song for You" - uncredited)
 2012 The X Factor Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 3 Finals (2012) ... (writer: "Superstar")
 2012 Voice - Danmarks største stemme (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Første blindtest (2012) ... (writer: "A Song for You" - uncredited)
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Semi Final (2012) ... (writer: "A Song for You")
 2012 Smash (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Let's Be Bad (2012) ... (writer: "A Song for You")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 1977)
- Elton John/Leon Russell (2011) ... (performer: "Monkey Suit" - uncredited)
- Ralph Nader/George Benson (1977) ... (writer: "This Masquerade")
  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011) (performer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #3.52 (2011) ... (writer: "A Song for You")
- Episode #3.42 (2011) ... (performer: "This Masquerade") / (writer: "This Masquerade")
 2011 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lingerie Football (2011) ... (writer: "A Song for You" - uncredited)
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.86 (2011) ... (performer: "Hey Ahab" - uncredited)
 2010 Rock-Suomi (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Suomirokkia (2010) ... (writer: "Raakaa voimaa")
 2004-2010 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #7.8 (2010) ... (writer: "A Song for You" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.7 (2010) ... (writer: "A Song for You" - uncredited)
- Auditions 4 (2010) ... (writer: "A Song for You")
- Auditions 1 (2004) ... (writer: "A Song for You" - uncredited)
 2010 The Kids Are All Right (performer: "Out in the Woods") / (writer: "Out in the Woods")
 2009 The Princess and the Frog (writer: "Cajun Love Song")
 2009 Dolly Parton & Friends: Love Always - Live from Texas (Video) (performer: "Wabash Cannonball")
 2009/I The Messenger (performer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1970)) / (writer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1970))
 2008 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon (Documentary) (lyrics: "Swimming in the Riviera")
 2007 Juno (writer: "Superstar" (1969))
 2007 Ghost Rider (writer: "Superstar")
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness (writer: "This Masquerade" (1972))
 2006 Bug (performer: "This Masquerade" (1972)) / (writer: "This Masquerade" (1972))
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Day After (2006) ... (writer: "A Song For You" - uncredited)
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Michael Bublé: Caught in the Act (2005) ... (writer: "Song for You")
 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Honor (2005) ... (performer: "Stranger In A Strange Land")
 2005 House M.D. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- TB or Not TB (2005) ... (performer: "Stranger In A Strange Land" - uncredited)
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 14 (2005) ... (writer: "A Song for You")
 2004 Around the Bend (performer: "Roll Away The Stone", "A Song For You") / (writer: "Roll Away The Stone", "A Song For You")
 2003 Dolly Parton & Friends on the Country Train (Video) (performer: "Wabash Cannon Ball")
 2003 Wonderland (performer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1971)) / (writer: "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1971))
 2003 Mayor of the Sunset Strip (Documentary) (performer: "Welcome To Hollywood") / (writer: "Welcome To Hollywood")
 2003 Blue Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (Documentary) (performer: "Act Naturally")
 2000 Remember the Titans (performer: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall")
 1999 The Secret Life of Girls (performer: "Roll Away The Stone") / (writer: "Superstar", "Roll Away The Stone")
 1997 Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Superstar", "This Masquerade")
 1997 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Karen Carpenter (1997) ... (writer: "Superstar")
 1997 New York Undercover (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- School's Out (1997) ... (writer: "A Song For You" - uncredited)
 1996 The Frighteners (writer: "Superstar")
 1996 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1996) ... (writer: "Superstar")
 1995 Tommy Boy ("Superstar")
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "Superstar")
 1995 Carpenters: Interpretations - A 25th Anniversary Celebration (Video short) (writer: "Superstar")
 1993 Wayne's World 2 ("SUPERSTAR")
 1993 Heartbeat (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- An American in Aidensfield (1993) ... (writer: "Delta Lady" - uncredited)
 1992 The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Treehouse of Horror III (1992) ... ("Everybody Loves a Clown", uncredited)
 1991 29th Street (performer: "Stranger in a Strange Land") / (writer: "Stranger in a Strange Land")
 1989 The Karen Carpenter Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Superstar", "A Song For You", "This Masquerade", "A Song For You Reprise")
 1988 Driving Me Crazy (Documentary) (writer: "A Song For You" - uncredited)
 1986 Crimes of the Heart (performer: "Don't Fence Me In")
 1985 Carpenters: Yesterday Once More (Video) (writer: "Superstar")
 1984 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Heart of Darkness (1984) ... (writer: "This Masquerade" - uncredited)
 1980 Honeysuckle Rose (writer: "A Song for You")
 1980 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) (writer: "A Song For You", "This Masquerade")
 1976 Barbra: With One More Look at You (TV Movie documentary) (music: "Lost Inside Of You")
 1976 A Star Is Born (lyrics: "LOST INSIDE OF YOU") / (music: "LOST INSIDE OF YOU")
 1976 Carpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) (music: "Rainy Days And Mondays / Superstar" - Medley)
 1975 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Willie Nelson (1975) ... (writer: "Song For You")
 1974 Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (performer: "Roll Away the Stone" (1969)) / (writer: "Roll Away the Stone" (1969))
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 19 September 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Superstar")
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1974) ... (writer: "A Song for You")
 1973 The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 31 May 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Superstar")
 1971 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 October 1971 (1971) ... (writer: "Superstar")
 1971 Mad Dogs & Englishmen (Documentary) (performer: "The Ballad of Mad Dogs & Englishmen" (end credits)) / (writer: "Delta Lady", "Mad Dogs & Englishmen Theme", "Please Give Peace a Chance", "The Ballad of Mad Dogs & Englishmen" (end credits))
 1970 Groupies (Documentary) (writer: "DELTA LADY")
 1969 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 November 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "Delta Lady", "Hello Little Friend")
 1966 Out of Sight (writer: "Malibu Run")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 1964 - 1965) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #2.13 (1965) ... (writer: "Everybody Loves a Clown")
- Episode #1.22 (1965) ... (performer: "Jambalaya (On the Bayou))
- Episode #1.10 (1964) ... (performer: "Roll Over Beethoven")
- Episode #1.7 (1964) ... (performer: "Hi-Heel Sneakers")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1965) ... (writer: "Little Miss Go Go")
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Played piano on the Bobby Pickett novelty song "Monster Mash". See more »

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5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion. See more »

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Aries

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