STARmeter
SEE RANK
Down 62,206 this week

Toots Thielemans (1922–2016)


Toots Thielemans was born on April 29, 1922 in Brussels, Belgium as Jean-Baptiste Frederic Isidore Thielemans. He is known for his work on French Kiss (1995), Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Hard Rain (1998). He died on August 22, 2016 in Brussels. See full bio »

Died:

(age 94) in Brussels, Belgium

Who's Your Celebrity Counterpart?

"The IMDb Show" hits the streets to find out who your celebrity doppelgangers are.

Watch now

Oscar Nominee Emily V. Gordon on Making 'The Big Sick'

Congratulations to Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, 2018 Oscar nominees for Best Original Screenplay. Gordon chatted with "The IMDb Show" about the making of the movie. Check out the full list of 2018 Oscar nominees.

Watch the video

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 118 people
created 29 Apr 2015
 
a list of 400 people
created 02 Jan 2016
 
a list of 1293 people
created 17 Dec 2016
 
a list of 50 people
created 11 Jan 2017
 
a list of 14 people
created 5 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Toots Thielemans's work have you seen?

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

French Kiss
French Kiss Music Department
(1995)
Midnight Cowboy
Midnight Cowboy Music Department
(1969)
Hard Rain
Hard Rain Music Department
(1998)
Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes Music Department
(1991)

Filmography

To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Music department: Movie (23 credits)
 2002 Tom & Thomas (musician: harmonica soloist - as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)
 1998 How Stella Got Her Groove Back (musician: harmonica)
 1998 Hard Rain (musician: harmonica solo)
 1995 French Kiss (musician: harmonica solo)
 1994 Intersection (musician: harmonica performances)
 1991 Fried Green Tomatoes (musician: harmonica solo)
 1986 Manon of the Spring (musician: harmonica solo)
 1986 Jean de Florette (musician: harmonica solo)
 1985 L'homme aux yeux d'argent (musician: harmonica)
 1983 Vroeger kon je lachen (solist: mondharmonica)
 1981 Arthur (musician: harmonica solo)
 1980 Le guignolo (musician: harmonica)
 1979 Chilly Scenes of Winter (musician: Guitar, harmonica and whistle - as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)
 1978 The Wiz (musician: harmonica - uncredited)
 1974 The Sugarland Express (harmonica: solos - as 'Toots' Thielemans)
 1973 Salut l'artiste (musician: harmonica solo)
 1973 Turkish Delight (musician: harmonica solo)
 1972 The Getaway (musician: harmonica solos)
 1971 Brother John (musician: harmonica solo)
 1970 Adam at Six A.M. (musician: harmonica - as Jean Toots Thielemans)
 1969 Midnight Cowboy (musician: harmonica played by - as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)
 1967 Banning (musician: harmonica - uncredited)
 1961 The Young Savages (musician: harmonica - uncredited)
Show Show Music department: TV (5 credits)
Show Show Music department: Short (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (11 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: TV (6 credits)
Show Show Composer: Movie (8 credits)
Show Show Composer: Short (2 credits)
Show Show Composer: TV (2 credits)
Show Show Actor: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Actor: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (21 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (2 credits)
Show Show Self: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (2 credits)
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Played harmonica on Billy Joel's "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" (1984).

Official Sites:


Alternate Names:

'Toots' Thielemans | Jean 'Toots' Thielemans | Jean Toots Thielemans | Jean Thielemans | Toots Thielmans
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

He became a US citizen in 1957. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Contribute to This Page