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Robert Wells (I) (1922–1998)

Robert Wells was born on October 15, 1922 in Raymond, Washington, USA as Robert Wells Levinson. He was married to Marilyn Wells and Lisa Kirk. He died on September 23, 1998 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2013-2015 Mike & Mike (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode dated 24 December 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 22 December 2015 (2015) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)")
- Episode dated 20 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)")
- Episode dated 19 December 2013 (2013) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)" - uncredited)
 2015 Scandal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Baby, It's Cold Outside (2015) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 2015 Black Mass (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2014 Tidsrejsen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tiden står stille (2014) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2014 Get on Up (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2013 Kirstie's Crafty Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 2013 Darla Z's Christmas 'Round the World (TV Movie) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2013 The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Here's to the Losers")
 2012 The Richest Songs in the World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 2012 Call the Midwife (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Special (2012) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 2012 Parenthood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- What to My Wondering Eyes (2012) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas To You)" - uncredited)
 2012 Steppin' Out with Katherine Jenkins (TV Movie) (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)")
 2011 Britain's Favourite Christmas Songs (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2011 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #20.62 (2011) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
- Episode #20.61 (2011) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
- Episode #20.52 (2011) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.194 (2010) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2009 The National Christmas Tree Lighting (TV Special) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2009 Prep & Landing (TV Short) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2009 The Lovely Bones (writer: "The Christmas Song" (1945))
 2009/I The Box (writer: "When Joanna Loved Me")
 2009 Obsessed (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2008 House (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Joy to the World (2008) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song", "The Christmas Song" (uncredited))
 2007 Christmas in Rockefeller Center (TV Special) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2007 This Christmas (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2007 A Christmas Celebration: Live from Dublin (Video) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2006 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2006 Holidays in the City (Video documentary) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2005 The O.C. (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Chrismukkah Bar Mitz-vahkkah (2005) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2005 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer (2005) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)")
 2005 Guess Who (writer: "Floetic" (2002))
 2004 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 20 December 2004 (2004) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (writer: "The Christmas Song" (1946))
 2004 School for Seduction (writer: "Slip Into Something More Comfortable" - as Wells)
 2004 2046 (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2004 Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chris Isaak Christmas (2004) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Santa, Baby (2003) ... (writer: "Christmas Song")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (writer: "It's Better to Be Yourself")
 2003 Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (writer: "The Christmas Song" - as Bob Wells)
 2002 Catch Me If You Can (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Take the Deviled Eggs... (2002) ... (lyrics: "Cousins: The Theme from the Patty Duke Show" - uncredited)
 2002 Door to Door (TV Movie) (writer: "The Christmas Song" - as Bob Wells)
 2001 Ghost World (writer: "A Smile and a Ribbon")
 2001 Disco Pigs (writer: "Slip Into Something More Comfortable")
 2000 Bounce (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 2000 Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the Thirteenth (Video) (writer: "The Patty Duke Theme" - as R. Wells)
 1999 End of Days (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1999 Go (writer: "The Christmas Song" (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire))
 1998 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Amnesia (1998) ... (writer: "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire" (aka "The Christmas Song") - uncredited)
 1998 Living Out Loud (writer: "Born to Be Blue")
 1998 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Tears of the Prophets (1998) ... (writer: "Here's to the Losers")
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- We Have Cleared the Tower (1998) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
- 1968 (1998) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1997 Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "The Christmas Song")
 1997 The Devil's Advocate (lyrics: "It's Easy to Say" (1979))
 1997 MGM Sing-Alongs: Friends (Video short) (writer: "The Patty Duke Theme")
 1996 101 Dalmatians (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1996 Jingle All the Way (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1995 Sabrina ("When Joanna Loved Me")
 1994 Love Affair (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes, 1992 - 1994) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1994)
- The Violent Years (1994) ... (lyrics: "Cousins: The Theme from The Patty Duke Show")
- Girls Town (1994) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
- The Atomic Brain (1993) ... (writer: "The Patty Duke Theme" - uncredited)
- Space Travellers (1992) ... (writer: "The Patty Duke Theme")
 1994 With Honors (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)")
 1994 The Ref (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1992 Singles (writer: "Any Gal from Texas")
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (writer: "The Patty Duke Theme" - as Robert Welles)
 1992 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 May 1992 (1992) ... (lyrics: "When Joanna Loved Me" (1964) - uncredited)
 1992 The 64th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (music: "Beauty and the Beast")
 1991 Northern Exposure (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Seoul Mates (1991) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)" - uncredited)
 1991 Night Court (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Santa on the Lam (1991) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 1991 Natalie Cole: The Christmas Song (Video short) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1990/I Havana (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1989 Road House (lyrics: "The Patty Duke Theme Song" - uncredited)
 1989 Babycakes (TV Movie) (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)")
 1989 The Big Picture (writer: "The Christmas Song" - as Bob Wells)
 1988 Scrooged (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) ("Born to be Blue")
 1987 A Muppet Family Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1985 The Sure Thing (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1984 Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1984 Scrooge's Rock 'N' Roll Christmas (TV Movie) (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1984 Falling in Love (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1982 Solid Gold (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Solid Gold Christmas (1982) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1980 The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Song from 10 (It's Easy to Say)")
 1979 B.J. and the Bear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Silent Night, Unholy Night (1979) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)")
 1979 Jack Frost (TV Movie) (lyrics: "The Christmas Song") / (music: "The Christmas Song")
 1979 10 (lyrics: "He Pleases Me", "It's Easy to Say", "I Have an Ear for Love" - uncredited)
 1977 The Carpenters at Christmas (TV Special) (writer: "Merry Christmas to You" (aka "The Christmas Song"))
 1976 McCloud (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 'Twas the Fight Before Christmas... (1976) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1969 Riot ("100 YEARS")
 1967 Will Penny (writer: "Lonely Rider, The")
 1967 Waterhole #3 (lyrics: "The Ballad of Waterhole #3 (Code of the West))
 1966 The Andy Williams Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.1 (1966) ... (writer: "County Fair" - uncredited)
 1966 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #19.19 (1966) ... (lyrics: "I Feel So Spanish" - uncredited)
 1964 A Shot in the Dark (lyrics: "Shadows of Paris")
 1963 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.14 (1963) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 1963 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Christmas Story (1963) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 1963 The Patty Duke Show (TV Series) (lyrics: "Cousins: The Theme from the Patty Duke Show")
 1963 Heavens Above! (writer: "From Here To Eternity" - uncredited)
 1960 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #13.11 (1960) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 1958 Bell Book and Candle (writer: "From Here To Eternity" - uncredited)
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Happy Holidays with Bing and Frank (1957) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song" - uncredited)
 1957 The Jackie Gleason Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 5 January 1957 (1957) ... (writer: "I Went to the City")
 1956 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1956) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1956 Tension at Table Rock (lyrics: "The Ballad of Wes Tancred")
 1956 Cha-Cha-Cha Boom! (writer: "Lilly's Lament (to Cell 29)")
 1954 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Music for Christmas (1954) ... (writer: "The Christmas Song")
 1954 Drive a Crooked Road ("From Here to Eternity")
 1953 From Here to Eternity ("Re-enlistment Blues" (1953))
 1953 All Ashore (lyrics: "All Ashore", "Heave Ho, My Hearties", "You're My Buddy, Buddy Boy", "I Love No One But You", "Who Are We To Say", "I'm So Unlucky", "I Sing to the Sky" ("opera bouffe" dream sequence), "I'm Sir Francis the Dragon" ("opera bouffe" dream sequence), "I Lay Down My Arms" ("opera bouffe" dream sequence), "Boy Meets Girl / Catalina")
 1948 So Dear to My Heart (writer: "County Fair' - uncredited)
 1947 Magic Town (as Bob Wells, "MAGIC TOWN")
 1946 Affairs of Geraldine (writer: "Rip Van Winkle" - as Bob Levinson)
 1946 Breakfast in Hollywood (writer: "It's Better To Be By Yourself" - as Bob Levinson)
Show Show Music department (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (7 credits)
Show Show Producer (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (3 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He wrote the lyrics for the song "It's Easy to Say", with music by 'Henry Mancini'. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Bob Wells

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Father of Oscar Wells. See more »


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