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George Shearing (1919–2011)

George Shearing was born on August 13, 1919 in Battersea, London, England as George Albert Shearing. He was married to Eleanor Geffert and Beatrice Bayes. He died on February 14, 2011 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Muppets
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 2012 Breaking Bad (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Gliding Over All (2012) ... (performer: "Pick Yourself Up" - uncredited)
 2012 Kids on the Slope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lullaby of Birdland (2012) ... (writer: "Lullaby of Birdland")
 2011 The Muppets (writer: "Lullaby of Birdland")
 2008 Bedtime Stories (performer: "Kinda Cute") / (writer: "Kinda Cute")
 2003 Ramona (TV Mini-Series) (music: "Lullaby of Birdland")
 2002 Cleo (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (2002) ... (music: "Lullaby of Birdland")
 2002 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- In Place of Anger (2002) ... (performer: "If I Should Lose You")
 2001 Herzensfeinde (TV Movie) (music: "Lullaby Of Birdland")
 2001 The Anniversary Party (performer: "Moanin'")
 1999 At First Sight (performer: "It Never Entered My Mind")
 1998 Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (Documentary) (performer: "It Never Entered My Mind")
 1998 Celebrity (music: "Lullaby of Birdland" (1952))
 1992 Pilkkuja ja pikkuhousuja (writer: "Lullaby of Birdland")
 1991 Guilty by Suspicion (performer: "IT NEVER ENTERED MY MIND")
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (writer: "Lullaby of Birdland")
 1977 The Muppet Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Don Knotts (1977) ... (writer: "Lullaby of Birdland")
- Juliet Prowse (1977) ... (writer: "Mah-na Mah-na/Lullaby Of Birdland")
 1966 Le palmarès des chansons (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 April 1966 (1966) ... (music: "Lola ou la légende du pays aux oiseaux")
 1960 The Rat Race (writer: "Lullaby of Birdland" - uncredited)
 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 April 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "September in the Rain" - uncredited)
 1956 Bright and Breezy (Short) (writer: "Lullaby of Birdland")
 1951 Disc Jockey (music: "Brain Wave")
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Other Works:

CD: "George Shearing: The Story of Jazz"

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Alternate Names:

The George Shearing Quintet | The George Shearing Trio | Stephane Grapelly and his Quintet | Sir George Albert Shearing | Sir George Shearing

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Personal Quote:

Everything, everything, whether jazz or classical music, literature or conversation, must have architecture and direction. And those who criticize us for confining jazz to such a requirement do not appreciate that in music, abandonment is fine, but indiscipline is death.


Born the youngest of nine children to impoverished working-class parents--his father was a coal delivery man and his mother cleaned trains in the evening. See more »


"The Serene Poet of Jazz"

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