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Pete Seeger (1919–2014)


Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader." During the 1930s he attended Harvard, from which his musicologist father Charles Seeger ... See full bio »

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Known For

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump Soundtrack
(1994)
Alice's Restaurant
Alice's Restaurant Pete Seeger
(1969)

Filmography

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  Wear (performer: "Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier") (completed)
 2015 A Perfect Day (writer: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone")
 2015 Marxist Lucifer King (Video documentary short) ("We Shall Overcome", uncredited)
 2014 Under the Dome (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Turn (2014) ... (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" - as Peter Seeger, uncredited)
 2014 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Take a Break from Your Values (2014) ... (writer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone")
 2014/I Pride (performer: "Solidarity Forever")
 2013 Don't Let Them In (Short) (performer: "Times are Getting Hard Boys")
 2013 The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark (Documentary) (arranger: "Turn Turn Turn")
 2013/I Lee Daniels' The Butler ("We Shall Overcome")
 2012 The Secret Disco Revolution (Documentary) (arranger: "We Shall Overcome") / (performer: "We Shall Overcome")
 2012 Miss Farkku-Suomi ("We Shall Overcome")
 2012 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Turn! Turn! Turn! (2012) ... (writer: "Turn Turn Turn" - uncredited)
 2012 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roger McGuinn (2012) ... (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn" - uncredited)
 2012 Woody Allen: A Documentary (Documentary) (writer: "If I Had a Hammer")
 2012 Alice in Wonder City (TV Series) (lyrics: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone") / (writer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone")
 2012 My Way (writer: "Si j'avais un marteau (If I Had A Hammer)")
 2012 Sen Kimsin? (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Cançons per canviar el món (2012) ... ("We Shall Overcome") / (performer: "We Shall Overcome")
 2012 Beatrix, Oranje onder Vuur (TV Mini-Series) (music - 4 episodes)
- De Troon (2012) ... (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" - uncredited)
- De Wending (2012) ... (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" - uncredited)
- De Prijs (2012) ... (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" - uncredited)
- De Roeping (2012) ... (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" - uncredited)
 2011 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ultimatum #3 and #4 (2011) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything, There is a Season)")
 2011 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Soundtrack for a Revolution (2011) ... ("We Shall Not Be Moved", "We Shall Overcome") / (performer: "We Shall Overcome")
 2011 Sing Your Song (Documentary) ("Guantanamera") / (writer: "Sylvie (Bring Me Li'l Water, Silvie)")
 2010 La Marató 2010 (TV Special) (writer: "Tard, tard, tard")
 2010 Doctors (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- If You Want Something Done (2010) ... (writer: "If I Had a Hammer" - uncredited)
  Nostalgia Critic (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Little Monsters (2010) ... (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" - uncredited)
- Sidekicks (2009) ... (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn" - uncredited)
 2010 Ja el tenim! El disc de La Marató (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn!", "Tard, tard, tard")
 2010 Panamericana - Life at the Longest Road on Earth (Documentary) (arranger: "Guantanamera" (04:34))
 2010 Temple Grandin (TV Movie) (writer: "If I Had a Hammer" (1949))
 2010 GasLand (Documentary) (performer: "This Land Is Your Land")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Movie documentary) (arranger: "We Shall Overcome")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (1 episode)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... ("We Shall Overcome")
 2009 Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel (Documentary) (performer: "Goodnight, Irene")
 2009 The Six Wives of Henry Lefay ("We Shall Overcome")
 2009 Inspector George Gently (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Gently in the Night (2009) ... ("We Shall Overcome")
 2009 The Damned United (music: "Guantanamera")
 2008 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (2008) ... (performer: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine")
 2008 The Choir: Boys Don't Sing (TV Mini-Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... ("We Shall Overcome", uncredited)
 2008 Summerhood (performer: "Little Boxes")
 2008 First Sunday ("We Shall Overcome")
 2007 Por Toda Minha Vida (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Nara Leão (2007) ... (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 2007 L'invité (writer: "Si j'avais un marteau" ("If I Had a Hammer))
 2007 I'm Not There. (writer: "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)")
 2007 From Wharf Rats to Lords of the Docks (Documentary) (performer: "Step by Step", "Scabs Crawl In") / (writer: "Step by Step", "Scabs Crawl In")
 2006 Clatterford (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... ("Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is A Season)")
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2005 - 2006) (performer - 1 episode, 2006)
- Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power (2006) ... (performer: "Ballad of Old Monroe") / (writer: "Ballad of Old Monroe")
- Sunset Story (2005) ... (writer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone")
 2006 We Shall Overcome (arranger: "We Shall Overcome")
 2005 Der letzte Tanz (TV Movie) (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)")
  American Masters (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2005) (writer - 1 episode, 2005)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (performer: "Festival Of Flowers", "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)", "Blowin' in the Wind", "Green Corn") / (writer: "Festival Of Flowers", "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)")
 2004 Owner of the Story (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "Guantanamera")
 2004 Stateside ("Guantanamera")
 2003 Get Up, Stand Up (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Next Stop Vietnam (2003) ... (writer: "Sag mir wo die Blumen sind" (German version of 'Where Have All the Flowers Gone?'))
 2003 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Time to Hate (2003) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)")
 2003 Our Country (Documentary short) (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There is a Season)")
 2003 The Challenge (TV Movie) (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 2002 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (writer: "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)")
 2002 American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land (TV Movie) (music: "Turn, Turn, Turn") / (writer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone")
 2002 In America (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn" (1962))
 2002 RFK (TV Movie) (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn!")
 2002 Easy Listening (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 2001 Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (Documentary) (music: "Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind") / (writer: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone")
 2001 Zwei Männer am Herd (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Der Betriebsausflug (2001) ... (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 2001 Rebels (music: "Rekni, kde ty kytky jsou /Where Have All the Flowers Gone/")
 2000 Aliens to Themselves (Documentary) (performer: "Jarama Valley" (popular))
 2000 Steal This Movie (performer: "This Land Is Your Land")
 1999 Crazy in Alabama (arranger: "We Shall Overcome")
 1999 Music of the Heart ("We Shall Overcome")
 1999 My Father, My Mother, My Brothers and My Sisters (lyrics: "Si javais un marteau" (If I Had a Hammer)) / (music: "Si javais un marteau" (If I Had a Hammer)) / (writer: "Si javais un marteau" (If I Had a Hammer))
 1999 Great Railway Journeys (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Guantanamo to Pinar Del Rio (1999) ... (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 1998 Antz (writer: "Guantanamera")
 1998 A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie) (writer: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone")
 1998/I Last Night (performer: "Guantanamera") / (writer: "Guantanamera")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Girly Edition (1998) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?")
- Three Men and a Comic Book (1991) ... ("Turn! Turn! Turn!", uncredited)
 1998 Daria (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- That Was Then, This Is Dumb (1998) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn!")
 1998 Bug Juice (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Nice Guys Finish Last (1998) ... (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" - uncredited)
  Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1994)
- 2x23 (1998) ... (lyrics: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.1 (1994) ... (writer: "If I Had a Hammer" - uncredited)
 1997 George Wallace (TV Movie) ("We Shall Overcome")
 1996 The Delicate Art of the Rifle (writer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" - as Peter Seeger)
 1996 Mr. and Mrs. Loving (TV Movie) (writer: "Turn Turn Turn")
 1996 Derrick (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Einen schönen Tag noch, Mörder (1996) ... (arranger: "Guantanamera" - uncredited)
 1995 Steal Big Steal Little ("Guantanamera")
 1995 Just Cause (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 1994 La pasión turca (arranger: "Guantanamera") / (performer: "Guantanamera")
 1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame ("GUANTANAMERA")
 1994 There Goes My Baby (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)")
 1994 Forrest Gump ("Where Have All The Flowers Gone" (1961)) / (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" (1959))
 1994 Dangerous Touch (arranger: "GUANTANAMERA")
 1993 The Day My Parents Ran Away (TV Movie) (arranger: "GUANTANAMERA")
 1993 Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings (Video) (arranger: "Guantanamera")
 1993 Searching for Bobby Fischer (performer: "Green Grass Grows All Around")
 1993 Kidsongs: Play Along Songs (Video short) (writer: "Let Everyone Clap Hands Like Me")
 1992 Malcolm X ("We Shall Overcome")
 1992 The Mambo Kings ("Guantanamera")
 1991 29th Street (writer: "The Lion Sleeps Tonight")
 1991 Dogfight (arranger: "WE SHALL OVERCOME") / (performer: "WE SHALL OVERCOME")
 1991 Tribute to Harry Chapin (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Circle")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1988 - 1990) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1991) (music - 1 episode, 1991)
- Graduation (1991) ... (lyrics: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" - uncredited) / (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" - uncredited)
- The Powers That Be (1990) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" - uncredited)
- Pilot (1988) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn!" - uncredited)
 1990 Woodstock: The Lost Performances (Video documentary) (arranger: "We Shall Overcome")
 1990 The Freshman (arranger: "GUANTANAMERA")
 1990 Sing Yourself Silly! (Video short) (performer: "Put Down the Duckie" (1986) - uncredited)
 1990 Berkeley in the Sixties (Documentary) ("We Shall Overcome")
 1989 Wild Flowers (TV Movie) (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)" - uncredited)
 1989 Cousins (arranger: "GUANTANAMERA")
 1988 Sesame Street, Special (TV Movie) (performer: "Put Down the Duckie")
 1988 Arena (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Woody Guthrie (1988) ... (performer: "This Land is Your Land", "Pastures of Plenty", "Hard Travelin'")
 1987 The Fourth Protocol ("We Shall Overcome", uncredited)
 1987 Raising Arizona ("Goofing-Off Suite")
 1986 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Vacation (1986) ... (arranger: "Guantanamera" - uncredited)
 1986 Rock 'n' Roll Summer Action (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 August 1986 (1986) ... (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn (To Everything There Is A Season)" - uncredited)
 1986 Sharon, Lois & Bram's Elephant Show (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Sleepover (1986) ... ("Where's My Pajama's?")
 1985 Volunteers (writer: "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" - as Peter Seeger)
 1984 Before Stonewall (Documentary) ("We Shall Overcome", uncredited)
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel (music: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)")
 1982 The Kingston Trio and Friends: Reunion (TV Movie) (writer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone")
 1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Strother Martin/The Specials (1980) ... (arranger: "Guantanamera" - uncredited)
 1979 More American Graffiti (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn")
 1979 Claude Francois: The Film of His Life (Documentary) (writer: "Si j'avais un marteau (If I Had A Hammer)")
 1974 The Godfather: Part II (writer: "Guantanamera" - uncredited)
 1973 An Evening with Marlene Dietrich (Documentary) (lyrics: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?") / (music: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?")
 1970 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.14 (1970) ... (writer: "Gotta Travel On" - uncredited)
 1970 Homer (writer: "Turn Turn Turn (to Everything There Is a Season)", "Where Have All the Flowers Gone")
 1970 Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (performer: "Old Devil Time") / (writer: "Old Devil Time")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1970) (music - 1 episode, 1970)
- Episode #1.28 (1970) ... (lyrics: "Turn, Turn, Turn") / (music: "Turn, Turn, Turn")
 1968 Opportunity Knocks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Winners Show 1968 (1968) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)")
 1968 Magic of Marlene (TV Movie) (writer: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?")
 1967 The Redwoods (Documentary short) (performer: "Goofin' Off", "Film Score from Indian Summer")
 1967 I Am Curious (Yellow) ("We Shall Overcome", uncredited)
 1965-1966 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.59 (1966) ... (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn")
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... (writer: "Turn, Turn, Turn")
- Aloha a Go Go (1965) ... (writer: "If I Had a Hammer")
 1966 Anarchy U.S.A. (Documentary) ("We Shall Overcome")
 1966 The Big T.N.T. Show (Documentary) (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn!")
  Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1965) (music - 1 episode, 1965)
- Episode #2.18 (1965) ... (writer: "Where Have All the Flowers Gone")
- Episode #2.12 (1965) ... (writer: "Turn! Turn! Turn!")
- Episode #2.1 (1965) ... (music: "The Bells of Rhymney')
 1964 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.30 (1964) ... (writer: "If I Had a Hammer")
 1963 Age tendre et tête de bois (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 23 October 1963 (1963) ... (writer: "Si j'avais un marteau" (aka "If I had a Hammer"))
 1962 The New March of Dimes Presents: The Scene Stealers (TV Special) (writer: "If I Had a Hammer")
 1959 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Howard McNear (1959) ... (writer: "Snow, Snow" - uncredited)
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1957) ... (lyrics: "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine")
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Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 13 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »


Alternate Names:

Peter Seeger | The Weavers

Height:

6' 3" (1.91 m)
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Personal Quote:

[further testimony] I decline to discuss, under compulsion, where I have sung, and who has sung my songs, and who else has sung with me, and the people I have known. I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent the implication that some of the places I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, or I might be a ... See more »

Trivia:

Father of Tinya V.S. Seeger and father-in-law of Shabazz A. Jackson of Beacon, New York; Grandfather of Moraya Seeger Jackson (born in 1988) and grandfather-in-law of Christopher Landis DeGeare of Minnesota. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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