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Paul Williams (III)


Known for timeless classics such as "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Evergreen", "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Rainbow Connection", Paul Williams is responsible for what will remain part of our popular culture for many years to come. His music has been recorded by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 1987 Ishtar (original songs)
  The Love Boat (TV Series) (lyricist - 249 episodes, 1977 - 1987) (composer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Shipshape Cruise (1986) ... (lyricist: theme music)
 1983 Condo (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- The Neighbors (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
  It Takes Two (TV Series) (lyricist - 1 episode, 1982) (singer - 1 episode, 1982)
- Andy and the Older Woman (1982) ... (lyricist: theme music) / (singer: theme music)
 1979 The Muppet Movie (music adaptor)
 1976 A Star Is Born (music supervisor)
 1976 The McLean Stevenson Show (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Who Do You Trust? (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV Movie) (composer: songs) / (songs: sung by)
 1976 Bugsy Malone (music arranger - uncredited) / (words by)
 1974 Phantom of the Paradise (music producer)
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Other Works:

Along with Robert Janes, Williams co-wrote the story for the 1979 episode of Hawaii Five-O (1968) in which he guest-starred, Hawaii Five-O: Stringer (1979). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paul H. Williams

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

I could find the cure for Cancer, but what people will always remember me for is writing the theme for The Love Boat (1977). [3/1998] See more »

Trivia:

Paul's brother, Mentor Williams, is a successful songwriter in his own right and penned Dobie Gray's 1972 hit single "Drift Away". See more »

Trademark:

Always seen in crimson sunglasses

Star Sign:

Virgo

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