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Roger Williams (III) (1924–2011)

Roger Williams was born on October 1, 1924 in Omaha, Nebraska, USA as Louis Jacob Weertz. He died on October 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Swingin' Along
Swingin' Along Himself
(1961)
The 39th Annual Academy Awards
The 39th Annual Academy Awards Himself - Performer
(1967)
Somewhere in Time
Somewhere in Time Soundtrack
(1980)
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself / Pianist / Himself - Pianist
(1956-1970)

Filmography

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 1995 Reckless (performer: "O Little Town of Bethlehem" (1868))
 1993 Untamed Heart (performer: "Nature Boy")
 1980 Somewhere in Time (performer: "Somewhere In Time (End Title Theme)")
 1967 The 39th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Born Free")
 1959-1960 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Roger Williams (1960) ... (performer: "Liza" - uncredited)
- Roger Williams and Jack Bailey (1959) ... (performer: "Autumn Leaves", "Darktown Stutters Ball" (uncredited), "June Night" (uncredited), "Drum Solo" (uncredited), "June Night (reprise)" (uncredited))
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Beyond The Sea" / "Song Of Devotion" (Kapp Records) See more »

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Trivia:

His piano version of "Born Free", the title theme from the 1966 movie hit, Born Free (1966), made the song popular even before it won an Academy Award. See more »

Nickname:

Pianist to the Presidents

Star Sign:

Libra

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