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Sylvia Robinson (1936–2011)

Sylvia Robinson was born on March 6, 1936 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA as Sylvia Vanterpool. She was married to Joseph Robinson and Mickey Baker. She died on September 29, 2011 in Secaucus, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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Shaun of the Dead
Shaun of the Dead Soundtrack
(2004)
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
(2013)
Casino
Casino Soundtrack
(1995)
Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing Soundtrack
(1987)

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 2016 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (writer: "Bawitdaba")
 2016 Dirty Grandpa (writer: "It Was a Good Day")
 2016 The Rack Pack (writer: "White Lines (Don't Do It)" - uncredited)
 2015 Please Like Me (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Natural Spring Water (2015) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 2015 Rock the Kasbah (writer: "Bawitdaba")
 2015 Britain's Got More Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #9.6 (2015) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" - uncredited)
 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: Wer singt für Österreich? (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (writer: "The Message")
 2015 Strange Magic (writer: "Love Is Strange", "Love Is Strange (Finale Version)")
 2015 The Wedding Ringer (writer: "Bawitdaba")
 2014 M Is for Matchmaker (Short) (lyrics: "Love is Strange") / (music: "Love is Strange")
 2014 Genesis: Together and Apart (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Message")
 2014 Sex Tape (writer: "It Was A Good Day")
 2014 The Voice Kids (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Blind Auditions, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2014 Think Like a Man Too (writer: "White Lines")
 2014 Jessica & Krystal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Sister, My Partner (2014) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2014 22 Jump Street (writer: "Drop Girl")
 2014/I Pride (writer: "Shame Shame Shame")
 2014 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards (TV Special) (writer: "The Message")
 2014 Ride Along (writer: "It Was A Good Day")
 2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (writer: "White Lines (Don't Do It)", "White Lines (re-recorded master)")
 2009-2013 The X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Judges' Houses 2 (2013) ... (writer: "Empire State Of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" - uncredited)
- Episode #7.9 (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode #6.26 (2009) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind/Doesn't Mean Anything/No One" - uncredited)
 2013 The 67th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special documentary) (writer: "New York State of Mind")
 2013 The Great Gatsby (writer: "Empire State Of Mind (Pt II) Broken Down")
 2013 In a World... (writer: "It Was A Good Day")
 2012-2013 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2012 (2013) ... (writer: "Back in Time")
- Back in Time (2012) ... (writer: "Back in Time")
 2012 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.62 (2012) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2012 The Filthy Frank Show (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to Say Hello in 30 Languages (2012) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2012 EastEnders (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 July 2012 (2012) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2012 Men in Black 3 (writer: "Love Is Strange", "Empire State of Mind", "Back in Time")
 2012 The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II): Broken Down")
 2012 Britain's Got Talent (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 2012: Auditions 4 (2012) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" - uncredited)
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (writer: "The Message", "It Was A Good Day")
 2011 Showboaters (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.7 (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" - uncredited)
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down")
 2011 PianOwned (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind (Part 2) (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down")
 2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie (Documentary) (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.7 (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2010-2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.73 (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
  Levenslied (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2011) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #1.10 (2011) ... (lyrics: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited) / (music: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2011 Football Focus (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 26 February 2011 (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" - uncredited)
 2011 I Melt with You (writer: "White Lines (Don't Do It)")
 2011 Helden von morgen (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Biedermann/Ryan (2011) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2010 One Night Stand (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Paul's Birthday Present (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State Of Mind")
  Rude Tube (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Rude Tunes (2010) ... (music: "Newport (Ymerodraeth State of Mind)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - as S. Robinson)
 2010 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2010 Glee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Audition (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2010 X Factor (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1. Live Show (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down")
 2010 Step Up 3D (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2010 Small Teen, Big World (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2010 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top Nine Perform (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down")
 2009-2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Jay-Z/Eminem/Paul Shaffer and the Shaff-Tones (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Episode #17.62 (2009) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind: Part 2" - uncredited)
 2010 Isle of Wight Festival 2010: Live (TV Special) (writer: "Empire State Of Mind")
 2010 Sex and the City 2 (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2010 Radio 1's Big Weekend (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Radio 1's Big Weekend: The Best Bits (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State Of Mind (Part 2) Broke Down")
- Cheryl Cole and Alicia Keys @ R1BW (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State Of Mind (Part 2) Breakdown")
 2010 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Betty White/Jay-Z (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
- Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2010 Date Night (writer: "Cobrastyle")
 2010 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (writer: "COBRASTYLE")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.106 (2010) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2010 Brit Awards 2010 (TV Special) (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2009 The Paul O'Grady Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 10 December 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind")
 2009 WWE Raw (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 November 2009 (2009) ... (writer: "Empire State of Mind" - uncredited)
 2009 Funny People (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 2008 Schlaflos in Oldenburg (TV Movie) (writer: "Love is strange")
 2008 Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (writer: "Check Yo Self (Remix)")
 2008 College Road Trip (writer: "Cobrastyle")
 2007 ER (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blackout (2007) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2007 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- First Time in New York (2007) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" )
 2006 Happy Feet (writer: "The Message")
 2006 Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (Video Game) (writer: "The Kids Don't Like It")
 2006 Man of the Year (writer: "Cobrastyle")
 2006 Littleman (writer: "The Message")
 2006 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (writer: "Bawitdaba")
 2006 The Benchwarmers (writer: "Cobra Style")
 2005 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Everybody Hates the Babysitter (2005) ... (writer: "The Message")
 2005 The Honeymooners ("Cobra Style")
 2005 Inside Deep Throat (Documentary) (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (writer: "It Was A Good Day", "The Message")
 2004 Saving Face (writer: "LOVE IS STRANGE")
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Old Friend's New Friend (2004) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "White Girls")
 2004 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Greed (2004) ... (writer: "White Lines")
 2004 Shaun of the Dead (as Robinson, "White Lines")
 2004 Sir Mix-A-Lot: Shhhh... Don't Tell 'Em That (Video documentary) (writer: "Jump On It" - as S. Robinson)
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 2003 Crooked Lines (writer: "Shame, Shame, Shame")
 2003 Anything Else (writer: "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)")
 2003 American Wedding (writer: "The Message")
 2003 Daddy Day Care (writer: "The Message")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1982 (2002) ... (writer: "The Message")
 2002 25th Hour (writer: "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: - as Robinson) / (writer: "The Message")
 2002 The Wire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Detail (2002) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 2002 Empire (writer: "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)")
 2001 Glitter (writer: "The Message")
 2001 Pootie Tang ("Make 'em Say Ugh #2")
  The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (performer - 1 episode, 2001)
- He Is Risen (2001) ... (performer: "It's Good To Be The Queen" - as Sylvia, uncredited)
- The Happy Wanderer (2000) ... (writer: "Love is Strange")
- Pilot (1999) ... (writer: "Shame, Shame, Shame" - uncredited)
 2001 Double Take (writer: "Movement In Still Life")
 1999 In Too Deep (writer: "Quiet Storm (Remix)" - as S. Robinson)
 1999 Dogma (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1998 54 (performer: "Pillow Talk" - as Sylvia) / (writer: "Pillow Talk")
 1998 Soul Music Festival: Part IV (TV Movie) (writer: "The Message" - uncredited)
 1998 Doctor Dolittle (writer: "Ain't Nothin' But a Party")
 1997 The Locusts (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1997 Grosse Pointe Blank (writer: "White Lines")
 1996 Basquiat (writer: "White Lines")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1995 Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blow, Baby, Blow (1995) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 1995 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 June 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "White Lines (Don't Do It)")
 1995 Boys on the Side (writer: "Shame, Shame, Shame")
 1995 Tohuwabohu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- 23.exe (1995) ... (writer: "Shame, Shame, Shame" - uncredited)
 1993 Carlito's Way (writer: "Pillow Talk")
 1992 Quantum Leap (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lee Harvey Oswald - October 5, 1957 - November 22, 1963: Part 1 (1992) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" - uncredited)
 1990 Mermaids (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1990 24th Annual Country Music Association Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1990 The Freshman (writer: "NEW YORK, NEW YORK")
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Rowdy Girls (1989) ... (writer: "Love is Strange")
 1987 Dirty Dancing (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Whatever Works (1985) ... (writer: "Vice" - uncredited)
 1985 Mischief (performer: "Love Is Strange" - as Sylvia) / (writer: "Love Is Strange")
 1984 Black Hollywood (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "The Message")
 1984 Arena (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Everly Brothers: Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange" - uncredited)
 1984 Beat Street (writer: "Beat Street Breakdown")
 1983 Anillos de oro (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- ¿Por qué has tenido que hacerme esto? (1983) ... (writer: "The Message" - as S. Robinson)
 1983 Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five: The Message (Video short) (writer: "The Message")
 1982 Partners (writer: "Love On A Two Way Street")
 1981 Burning an Illusion (courtesy: "Tribulation") / (writer: "Tribulation")
 1979 The Demon (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 1973 Badlands (as S.Robinson, "LOVE IS STRANGE") / (performer: "LOVE IS STRANGE" - as Mickey and Sylvia)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.1 (1965) ... (writer: "Love Is Strange")
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Other Works:

Single: "It's Good to Be the Queen", a parody of Mel Brooks' 1981 song "It's Good to Be the King". See more »

Alternate Names:

Sylvia Vanterpool Robinson | Sylvia
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