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Rudy Toombs (1920–1968)

Starting out as a song-and-dance man in the last years of vaudeville, Rudy Toombs was a prolific composer and lyricist of doo-wop and rhythm and blues standards during the '50's and '60s; his widow estimated that he either composed the music or wrote the lyrics for over five hundred songs. He hit his stride as a writer and arranger for Ahmet ... See full bio »
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 2014 Calvary (performer: "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" - as Rudolph Toombs) / (writer: "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" - as Rudolph Toombs)
 2013 Saving Mr. Banks (writer: "One Mint Julep" - as Rudolph Toombs)
 2011 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blame It on the Alcohol (2011) ... (writer: "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" - uncredited)
 2010 Jackass 3D (Documentary) (writer: "I'm Shakin'")
 2005 Guy X (writer: "One Mint Julep")
 1999 Crazy in Alabama (writer: "One Mint Julep" - as Rudolph Toombs)
 1996 Chicago Hope (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Life Lines (1996) ... (writer: "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" - uncredited)
 1992 La Vie de Bohème (writer: "I've Got to Go Cry")
 1988 John Huston: The Man, the Movies, the Maverick (Documentary) (writer: "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.36 (1965) ... (writer: "I'm Sticking with You, Baby")
 1955 Rhythm and Blues Revue (Documentary) (writer: "It's Raining Teardrops From My Eyes")
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stars Over Harlem ... (writer: "Raining Teardrops from My Eyes")
 1947 Sepia Cinderella (lyrics: "Oh Ho! It's A Lovely Day") / (music: "Oh Ho! It's A Lovely Day")
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 1946 Fight That Ghost
John Mugger (as Rudolph Toombs)
 1946 House-Rent Party
Slippery Jim (as Rudolph Toombs)
 1946 Tall, Tan, and Terrific (Short)
Lefty Gomez

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Rudolph Toombs

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