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Maurice White (1941–2016)


Maurice was born in Memphis on December 19, 1941, but moved to Chicago as a teenager. His father, Verdine, was a doctor. For many years, they lived in the South Shore section on the South Side. He attended Crane Junior College and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. It was while he was at the conservatory that he got the call to fill in for a ... See full bio »

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 2016 The Nice Guys (writer: "SEPTEMBER")
 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Ben Stiller/Morena Baccarin/Dan White (2016) ... (writer: "Sing a Song" - uncredited)
- Kevin Costner/Danica McKellar/Alan Cumming & the Broadway Cast of Cabaret (2014) ... (writer: "September", "Reasons", "Fantasy" - uncredited)
 2015 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week One: Show Two (2015) ... (writer: "September" - uncredited)
 2015 Ted 2 (writer: "September")
 2015 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.4 (2015) ... (writer: "Best of My Love" - uncredited)
 2015 The Mentalist (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- White Orchids (2015) ... (writer: "September" - uncredited)
 2014 The Affair (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 6 (2014) ... (writer: "September" - uncredited)
 2014 Alpha and Omega 3: The Great Wolf Games (Video) (producer: "Boogie Wonderland")
 2013 Last Vegas (writer: "September '99 (James Egbert Remix)", "September")
 2013 Clear History (TV Movie) (writer: "Shining Star")
  Levenslied (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2013) (music - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #2.6 (2013) ... (lyrics: "Fantasy" - uncredited) / (music: "Fantasy" - uncredited)
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 37 episodes)
- Episode #21.142 (2013) ... (writer: "September" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.137 (2013) ... (writer: "Serpentine Fire" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.39 (2012) ... (writer: "In the Stone" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.32 (2012) ... (writer: "Serpentine Fire" - uncredited)
- Episode #21.10 (2012) ... (writer: "Shining Star" - uncredited)
 2013 Finding the Funk (Documentary) (writer: "Shining Star")
 2012 Bob's Burgers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Tina (2012) ... (writer: "Fantasy" - uncredited)
 2012 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2012: Auditions 7 (2012) ... (writer: "Best of My Love" - uncredited)
 2005-2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Episode #14.1 (2012) ... (writer: "Best of My Love")
- Round Ten: Finals (2009) ... (writer: "September" - uncredited)
- Round 6 (2008) ... (writer: "Best of My Love" - uncredited)
- Round One (2005) ... (writer: "September")
 2003-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Semifinalist Boys Perform (2012) ... (writer: "Reasons")
- Only 3 Idols Remain (2004) ... (writer: "Fantasy")
- You Kids Be Good! (2003) ... (writer: "Let's Groove")
 2012 No me la puc treure del cap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Festa i ball (2012) ... (writer: "September")
 2012 Think Like a Man (writer: "Sing A Song", "That's The Way Of The World")
 2011 Kinect Sports: Season Two (Video Game) (writer: "Best Of My Love")
 2011 The Intouchables ("September")
 2011 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #7.5 (2011) ... (writer: "September")
 2010 Icemosis: Hot Ice (Short) (writer: "Time is On Your Side")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.183 (2010) ... (writer: "Fantasy")
 2010 The Hooker with a Heart of Gold (writer: "Let's Groove")
 2010 Alpha and Omega (producer: "Best of My Love") / (writer: "Best of My Love")
 2010 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Living Dead (2010) ... (writer: "September")
 2010 Our Family Wedding (writer: "September")
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.8 (2010) ... (writer: "Best of My Love")
 2009 Mao's Last Dancer (writer: "Let's Groove")
 2009 Glee: Director's Cut Pilot Episode (TV Movie) (writer: "Shining Star" - uncredited)
 2009 The Marc Pease Experience (writer: "September")
 2009 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.1 (2009) ... (writer: "Let's Groove" - uncredited)
 2009 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2009) ... (writer: "Shining Star" - uncredited)
 2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (writer: "Let's Groove")
 2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (writer: "Let's Groove")
 2008 $5 a Day (writer: "September")
 2008 Meet Dave (writer: "Shining Star")
 2008 Disco (writer: "September")
 2008 Semi-Pro (writer: "Shining Star")
 2008 Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore (Video Game) (writer: "September")
 2007 Dan in Real Life (writer: "September '99" (1978))
 2007 Esti showder (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #10.2 (2007) ... (writer: "September")
- Nagy fövély-show (2007) ... (writer: "September")
- Nagy szóvivö-show (2007) ... (writer: "September")
 2006 Night at the Museum (writer: "September" (1978))
 2006 The Holiday (writer: "Best of My Love" (1977))
 2006 Elite Beat Agents (Video Game) (writer: "September")
 2006/I Babel ("September")
 2006 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Stole a Badge (2006) ... (writer: "Shining Star" - uncredited)
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (writer: "Best of My Love")
 2006 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (Video Game) (writer: "Fantasy")
 2006 American Dad! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Finances with Wolves (2006) ... (writer: "September")
 2005 The Ringer (writer: "September")
 2005 Kronk's New Groove (Video) (writer: "Let's Groove")
 2005 The Wendell Baker Story (writer: "Best of My Love")
 2005 Be Cool (writer: "Fantasy" - as M. White) / (writer: "The Best of My Love")
 2005/I Hitch (writer: "Reasons" (1975))
 2004 The 2004 Billboard Music Awards (TV Special) (writer: "September" - uncredited)
 2004 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Födelseår (2004) ... (writer: "September")
 2004 Karaoke Revolution Volume 3 (Video Game) ("Shining Star")
 2004 Australian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 5 Results Show (2004) ... (writer: "September")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Spectacular Show 3 - Disco Hits (2004) ... (writer: "Let's Groove", "September")
 2004 Mr 3000 (writer: "Shining Star", "Let's Groove")
 2004 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Shining Star" - uncredited)
 2004 Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Finalen (2004) ... (writer: "September")
- Topp 8 - Disco (2004) ... (writer: "September")
 2004 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (writer: "Shining Star")
 2004 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mottoshow #7 - Das Beste aus den 70ern (2004) ... (writer: "September")
 2003 Something's Gotta Give (writer: "Sing a Song")
 2003 Love Don't Cost a Thing (writer: "Reasons")
 2002-2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.10 (2003) ... (writer: "Let's Groove")
- Episode #1.12 (2002) ... (writer: "September")
 2003 Get Up! (writer: "Best of My Love")
 2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie (writer: "Shining Star")
 2003 Idool 2003 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow 5 - Disco (2003) ... (writer: "Let's Groove")
 2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash (producer: "Why", "Fun & Free") / (writer: "Why", "Fun & Free")
 2002 Drumline (writer: "In the Stone")
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember (writer: "Shining Star")
 2002 Sex and the City (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Anchors Away (2002) ... (writer: "Shining Star" - uncredited)
 2002 Undercover Brother ("What Ever Happened") / (writer: "What Ever Happened")
 2002 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 8: My Own Idol (2002) ... (writer: "Fantasy")
 2001 Shining Stars: The Official Story of Earth, Wind, & Fire (Video) (writer: "Let's Groove", "Fantasy", "September", "Reasons", "Sing A Song", "Shining Star", "That's The Way of the World", "Serpentine Fire", "Keep Your Head To the Sky", "Thinking Of You", "Devotion", "Spirit")
 2001 Get Over It (writer: "September")
 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy (Documentary) (writer: "Love's Holiday")
 2000 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.1 (2000) ... (writer: "Fantasy")
 2000 The Color of Friendship (TV Movie) (writer: "Sing a Song")
 1999 The Best Man (writer: "Shining Star")
 1999 Muppets from Space (writer: "Shining Star")
 1999 Summer of Sam (writer: "Best of My Love" (1977))
 1999/I Lost & Found (writer: "September", "Best of My Love")
 1999 Bertelsen - DR2s talkshow (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... (writer: "Lørdags-Kanalen")
 1998 The Waterboy (writer: "Let's Groove", "Doin' My Thang")
 1998 Radio Arrow (writer: "Sing a Song")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "Blessed", "The Best Of My Love", "Spread Your Love", "September", "Reasons", "Sing A Song", "Let's Groove", "That's The Way Of The World" - uncredited)
 1998 Seinfeld (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Chronicle (1998) ... (writer: "Shining Star" - uncredited)
 1998 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Honey, He's Not Abdominable... He's Just Misunderstood (1998) ... (writer: "Best of My Love" - uncredited)
 1998 Slam (writer: "Sex, Money & Drugs")
 1997 Boogie Nights (writer: "Best of My Love")
 1997 Soul Food (writer: "September")
 1997 Men in Black (writer: "The 'Notic")
 1996 Get on the Bus (producer: "Cruisin'")
 1996 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.24 (1996) ... (writer: "Shining Star")
 1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame (writer: "MIND BLOWIN" - as M. White)
 1994 Kagaku ninja tai Gatchaman (TV Mini-Series) (music: "Let's Fly")
 1992 Hasta luego cocodrilo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Zamba de mi esperanza (1992) ... (writer: "Emotions")
 1991 Queens Logic (writer: "Best of My Love", "Shining Star")
 1988 Caddyshack II (producer: "Turn On (The Beat Box)") / (writer: "Turn On (The Beat Box)")
 1988 Coming to America ("All Dressed Up (Ready To Hit The Town)")
 1986 Armed and Dangerous (performer: "I NEED YOU") / (producer: "CANDY'S THEME", "ARMED AND DANGEROUS", "STEPPIN' INTO THE NIGHT", "RESPECT, RESPECT, RESPECT!", "SOME KIND OF DAY", "I NEED YOU", "THE WALLS CAME DOWN (FOR ROCK 'N' ROLL)") / (writer: "CANDY'S THEME", "ARMED AND DANGEROUS")
  Fame (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1984) (music - 1 episode, 1984)
- Heritage (1984) ... (lyrics: "Let Your Feelings Show") / (music: "Let Your Feelings Show")
 1983 Rock & Rule (producer: "Dance, Dance, Dance")
 1981 Private Lessons (writer: "Fantasy" - as M. White)
 1977-1979 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 9 episodes)
- Episode dated 18 October 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "Star")
- Episode dated 25 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "September")
- Episode dated 4 January 1979 (1979) ... (writer: "September")
- Episode dated 14 December 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "September")
- Episode dated 16 March 1978 (1978) ... (writer: "Fantasy")
 1979 The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song (TV Special) (writer: "September", "Tht's The Way of the World")
 1978 Killer of Sheep (writer: "Reasons")
 1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (producer: "Got To Get You Into My Life")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1977) ... (writer: "Shining Star")
 1976 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.10 (1976) ... (writer: "Never Can Say Goodbye / Best Of My Love")
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