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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 9 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Muppet Movie
The Muppet Movie Music Department
(1979)
Phantom of the Paradise
Phantom of the Paradise Music Department
(1974)
The Secret of NIMH
The Secret of NIMH Music Department
(1982)
Ishtar
Ishtar Music Department
(1987)

Filmography

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 1998-1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series) (lyrics - 25 episodes)
- Cuba (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- Prom Queen (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- About Face (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- Trances of a Lifetime (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- Such Sweet Dreams (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
 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 - 2 episodes)
- Condomania (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- 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)
 1982 The Secret of NIMH (featured vocalist - uncredited) / (lyricist: song - uncredited) / (musician: keyboard - uncredited)
 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:

His musical, "Bugsy Malone", was performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in London, England with Jeremy Gilley/Wayne Goddard, Joiese Waller/Jo Wyatt, Lee Ross/Jonathan Rees, Warren Saire/Dominic Murphy, Gail McLean/Frances Joyce, Gavin Lee (aged 11) and Catherine Zeta-Jones (aged 13) in the cast. Micky Dolenz was the director. 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:

The advent of digital music has brought with it some great changes in the way people consume music: people are able to discover new artists with ease and carry their music with theme wherever they go. Personally, I think that's a wonderful thing. See more »

Trivia:

Recovered from substance abuse problems and became a licensed drug rehabilitation counselor. He also began an active involvement with the Musician's Assistance Programme, a non-profit organization founded to aid music-industry professionals recovery from substance abuse. See more »

Trademark:

Always seen in crimson sunglasses

Star Sign:

Virgo

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