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Charlie Smalls (1943–1987)

Charlie Smalls was born on October 25, 1943 in New York City, New York, USA. He died on August 27, 1987 in Belgium. See full bio »

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(age 43) in Belgium

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Known For

The Wiz
The Wiz Composer
(1978)
Faces
Faces Soundtrack
(1968)
The Monkees
The Monkees Himself
(1968)
The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live! Soundtrack
(2015)

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 2015 The Wiz Live! (TV Movie) (writer: "The Feeling We Once Had")
 2014 2014 Soul Train Awards (TV Movie) (writer: "Home")
 2014 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Home")
  Smash (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013)
- The Dramaturg (2013) ... (lyrics: "Soon As I Get Home" from The Wiz) / (music: "Soon As I Get Home" from The Wiz)
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Home (2010) ... (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 2010 The Mo'Nique Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 January 2010 (2010) ... (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round Three: Results Show (2009) ... (writer: "Ease on Down the Road")
 2009 The Marc Pease Experience (writer: "Prologue: Ease on Down the Road", "Tornado", "Ease on Down the Road", "So you wanted to meet the wizard", "Prologue: who do you think you are", "What would I do if I could feel", "Who, who do you think you are", "'Y' all got it")
 2008 Bobby Jones Gospel (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 December 2008 (2008) ... (writer: "Home")
 2008 30 Rock (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Believe in the Stars (2008) ... (writer: "Ease on Down the Road" - uncredited)
 2008 Pageant (Documentary) (writer: "Home")
 2007 Sunday Best (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (2007) ... (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 2005 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 30 Group 1 Performance Show (2005) ... (writer: "Home")
 2003 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- One More Shall Fall (2003) ... (writer: "You Can't Win")
- Eleven Man Band (2003) ... (writer: "You Can't Win", "Home")
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #2 - Soundtrack (2003) ... (writer: "Ease on Down the Road")
 2002 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Overkill (2002) ... (writer: "Ease On Down the Road" - uncredited)
 1999 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 March 1999 (1999) ... (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 1976-1990 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 15 February 1990 (1990) ... (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
- Episode #15.123 (1976) ... (writer: "Be A Lion", "Home")
 1989 New Year's Rockin' Eve 1990 (TV Special) (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 1989 The Byron Allen Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... (writer: "Home")
 1989 Soul Train (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Robert Palmer/Atlantic Starr/Stephanie Mills (1989) ... (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Ease on Down the Road")
 1986 The Facts of Life (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Graduate (1986) ... ("Ease on Down the Road")
 1986 Emu's All Live Pink Windmill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.9 (1986) ... (writer: "He's The Wizard" - uncredited)
 1984 Razorback (writer: "Ease on Down the Road" - uncredited)
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- Sheer Will (1984) ... (lyrics: "Ease On Down the Road") / (music: "Ease On Down the Road")
 1982 Emu's World (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1982) ... (writer: "Ease On Down The Road" - uncredited)
 1982 Great Vibes! Lionel Hampton & Friends (TV Movie) (writer: "Ease On Down The Road")
 1981 The 35th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "If You Believe")
 1981 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Tribute to the Lower Tidmarsh Volunteer Fire Brigade (1981) ... (writer: "Ease On Down the Road" - uncredited)
 1979 Diana Ross in Concert! (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Home" (from "The Wiz"))
 1979 Love Is Not Enough (writer: "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" - uncredited)
 1978 Christmas at Walt Disney World (TV Special) (lyrics: "Home") / (music: "Home")
 1978 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 2 November 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Ease On Down The Road", "If You Believe")
 1978 The Wiz (lyrics: "Emerald City Ballet Sequence") / (writer: "You Can't Win, You Can't Break Even", "Ease On Down The Road #1", "The Feeling That We Have", "Tornado/Glinda's Theme", "He's The Wizard", "Soon As I Get Home/Home", "What Would I Do If I Could Feel?", "Slide Some Oil To Me", "Ease On Down The Road #2", "I'm A Mean Ole Lion", "Ease On Down The Road #3", "Be A Lion", "So You Wanted To See The Wizard", "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News", "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News (Reprise)", "If You Believe In Yourself (Dorothy)", "The Good Witch Glinda", "If You Believe In Yourself (Reprise)", "Home (Finale)")
 1976-1977 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- New York Week: Shubert Alley (1977) ... (writer: "Believe in Yourself")
- Episode #15.136 (1976) ... (writer: "Ease On Down The Road")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer: "Ease on Down the Road")
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.9 (1976) ... (writer: "I Was Born On the Day Before Yesterday / Ease On Down the Road")
 1976 Gloria Gaynor - diskojen kuningatar (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Ease on Down the Road")
 1975 Sammy and Company (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.8 (1975) ... (writer: "Home" - uncredited)
 1975 Dinah! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.50 (1975) ... (writer: "Ease on Down the Road", "Home")
 1975 Saturday Night Live with Howard Cosell (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1975) ... (writer: "Ease On Down The Road" - uncredited)
  The Monkees (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1968) (writer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Some Like It Lukewarm (1968) ... (performer: "Girl Named Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "Girl Named Love" - uncredited)
 1968/I Faces (lyrics: "Never Felt Like This Before") / (music: "Never Felt Like This Before")
Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His musical, "The Wiz," was performed at the Theatre at the Center in Chicago, Illinois with James Earl Jones II in the cast.
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Trivia:

Died during emergencey surgery for a burst appendix. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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