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Tommy Steele had tried many odd jobs before he turned up at the famous "2 I's" coffee bar in London. There he was "discovered" by Larry Parnes and became one of Britain's first manufactured pop stars. With his cheeky grin and gently rocking songs he wasn't the threat to Elvis Presley that Parnes wanted. Despite this, Tommy has gone on to a long and... See full bio »

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 2016 Who's Doing the Dishes? (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ricky Groves (2016) ... (performer: "Flash Bang Wallop" - uncredited)
 2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (Documentary) (performer: "Fortuosity")
 2008 The Age of Believing: The Disney Live Action Classics (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "I'll Always Be Irish" - uncredited)
 1994 The Flintstones (writer: "ROCK WITH THE CAVEMAN")
 1978 Blakes 7 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bounty (1978) ... (performer: "Singing the Blues")
 1968 Finian's Rainbow (performer: "Something Sort of Grandish" (1946), "When I'm Not Near The Girl I Love" (1946), "How Are Things in Glocca Morra?" (1946) - uncredited)
 1967 Half a Sixpence (performer: "All in the Cause of Economy", "Half a Sixpence", "Money to Burn", "The Race", "She's Too Far Above Me", "Flash, Bang, Wallop", "If the Rain's Got to Fall", "I'm Not Talking to You", "This Is My World")
 1967 The Happiest Millionaire (performer: "Fortuosity", "I'll Always Be Irish", "Let's Have a Drink On It", "Finale: Let's Have a Drink on It" - uncredited)
  Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1966)
- Episode #18.8 (1966) ... (performer: "Little White Bull", "I Got No Strings", "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year", "Hey, Mr. Banjo", "Buskin' the Wind", "New Sun in the Sky") / (writer: "Little White Bull")
 1960 Skywatch (performer: "Strike A Light")
 1959 Tommy the Toreador (performer: "The Little White Bull", "Tommy the Toreador", "Take A Ride", "Singing Time", "Amanda", "Where's the Birdie") / (writer: "The Little White Bull", "Tommy the Toreador", "Take A Ride", "Singing Time", "Amanda", "Where's the Birdie" - as Jimmy Bennett)
 1958 The Duke Wore Jeans (performer: "It's All Happening", "What Do You Do", "Princess", "Family Tree", "Happy Guitar", "Hair Down", "Photograph My Baby", "Thanks a Lot")
 1957 The Shiralee (performer: "The Shiralee", "Grandad's Rock" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Shiralee", "Grandad's Rock" - uncredited)
 1957 Rock Around the World (performer: "Singin' the Blues", "A Handful of Songs", "Butterfingers", "Take Me Back Baby" (uncredited), "I Like" (uncredited), "Water Water" (uncredited), "You Gotta Go" (uncredited), "Cannibal Pot" (uncredited), "Two Eyes" (uncredited), "Build Up" (uncredited), "Doomsday Rock" (uncredited), "Time to Kill" (uncredited), "Elevator Rock" (uncredited)) / (writer: "Butterfingers", "Take Me Back Baby" (uncredited), "I Like" (uncredited), "Water Water" (uncredited), "You Gotta Go" (uncredited), "Cannibal Pot" (uncredited), "Will It Be You?" (uncredited), "Two Eyes" (uncredited), "Build Up" (uncredited), "Doomsday Rock" (uncredited), "Time to Kill" (uncredited), "Elevator Rock" (uncredited))
 1957 Kill Me Tomorrow (performer: "Rock With The Caveman", "Rebel Rock") / (writer: "Rock With The Caveman", "Rebel Rock")
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Show Show Writer (5 credits)
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Other Works:

He acted in Adolph Green and Betty Comden's musical, "Singin In The Rain", at the London Palladium in London, England with Roy Castle, Sarah Payne, Danielle Carson and Matt Zimmerman in the cast. He and Wendy Toye were the directors. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 38 Articles | 6 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Jimmy Bennett | Tommy Steele OBE


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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The son of a tailor, he was discovered by Larry Parnes, who renamed him 'Tommy Steele,' and manufactured him into Britain's first pop star. See more »

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