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Ben Sidran

Ben Sidran was born on August 14, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- These Are the Times We Live In (2014) ... (writer: "Space Cowboy" - uncredited)
 1994 Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries (Video documentary short) ("Life's A Lesson")
 1994 Hoop Dreams (Documentary) ("Low Post", "Face") / (writer: "The Original Lesson", "Traveling Music", "Hoop Dreams", "Low Post", "Fast Break", "Under the Knife", "Junior Moved", "Walking the Walk", "Face")
 1971 Oceans (Documentary) (writer: "Space Cowboy" - uncredited)
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 2004 With All Deliberate Speed (Documentary)
 1998 Vietnam Long Time Coming (Documentary)
 1994 Hoop Dreams (Documentary)
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 1998 Vietnam Long Time Coming (Documentary) (musician: Hammond organ)
 1994 Hoop Dreams (Documentary) (music producer)
 1992 Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (TV Special documentary) (music producer)
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 2007 Wisconsin Reflections (TV Series)
- Ben Sidran (2007) ... Guest
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 2013 Funkytown (TV Series documentary)
 2013 Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy (TV Movie documentary)
 1986 VH1 New Visions (TV Series)
Himself - Host VJ (1990-1991)
 1984 Survivors: The Blues Today (Documentary)

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Has a Ph.D. in American Studies from Sussex University in Brighton, England. His dissertation, a study of African-American music was published as "Black Talk" (1971).


Usually plays a Hammond organ in his concerts

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