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Spo-De-Odee (1904–1982)

Spo-De-Odee was born on October 10, 1904 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Samuel Allen Theard. He died on December 7, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Mask
The Mask Soundtrack
(1994)
The Blues Brothers
The Blues Brothers Soundtrack
(1980)
Wild Man Blues
Wild Man Blues Soundtrack
(1997)
Grumpier Old Men
Grumpier Old Men Soundtrack
(1995)

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 2017 Glastonbury 2017 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Day 2, Part 2 (2017) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
- Day 2, Part 1 (2017) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2016 The Great Everything & the Nothing (writer: "Let The Good Times Roll")
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to Survive a Plague (2013) ... (writer: "I'll be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.7 (2012) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 2012 How to Survive a Plague (Documentary) (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trouble in Makeoutsville ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2011/I Nuit blanche (music: "Vieille Canaille")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (writer: "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL" - as Sam Theard)
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top Six Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 8: Results (2008) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 2008 A Previous Engagement (writer: "You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 1989-2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The End of the Whole Mess (2006) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - as Sam Theard)
 2004 The Last Shot (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" (1946))
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - as Sam Theard)
 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (Video Game) (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal, You)")
 2001 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... ("Let the Good Times Roll")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (writer: "You Rascal You")
  A Many Splintered Thing (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2000) (music - 1 episode, 2000)
- Episode #1.6 (2000) ... (lyrics: "You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)") / (music: "You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 1998 Marriages (writer: "Let the good times roll")
 1997 In Praise of Older Women (writer: "I'Ll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal, You" - as Sam Theard)
 1997 Wild Man Blues (Documentary) (lyrics: "You Rascal You") / (music: "You Rascal You")
 1996 Nitrato d'argento (Documentary) (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You Are Dead")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1994 Radioland Murders (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)")
 1994 The Mask (writer: "Let The Good Times Roll")
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood ("Let the Good Times Roll")
 1990 Kojak: None So Blind (TV Movie) (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 1985 That's Dancing! (Documentary) (writer: "You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)")
 1985 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dreams (1985) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Down Sunnyside Lane (1978) ... (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lucy Fakes Illness (1952) ... (writer: "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1947 Reet, Petite, and Gone (writer: "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL" - uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France (lyrics: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1942 Murder in the Big House (lyrics: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931)) / (music: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931))
 1935 Poor Little Me (Short) (writer: "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1933 Rufus Jones for President (Short) (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 1933 That's My Wife (writer: "You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 1932 I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (Short) (writer: "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1932 If I Had a Million (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" (1931) - uncredited)
 1932 A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (Short) (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 1932 Pie, Pie Blackbird (Short) (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sam Theard 'Spo-Dee-Odee' | Spo-De-O-de | Sam Theard
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Did You Know?

Trivia:

Wrote the hit songs, "Let The Good Times Roll" and "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead" for Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five.

Star Sign:

Libra

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