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Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd (1918–1980)

Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd was born on December 19, 1918 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA as Henry Roeland Byrd. He died on January 30, 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana. See full bio »

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 2014/I It Is What It Is (Short) (performer: "GONNA LEAVE THIS TOWN") / (writer: "GONNA LEAVE THIS TOWN")
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary) (performer: "Big Chief" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Tipitina" - as Henry Roy Byrd)
 1999 Double Jeopardy (as Henry Roeland Byrd, "Tipitina") / (performer: "Tipitina" - as Professor Longhair)
 1996 The Big Easy (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Big Life (1996) ... (performer: "Big Chief II")
- A Dead Man Is Hard to Find (1996) ... (performer: "Big Chief Part Two")
 1991 Cape Fear (performer: "Tipitina" - as Professor Longhair)
 1989 Dead Poets Society (performer: "Hey Little Girl" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Hey Little Girl" - as Henry Roeland Byrd)
 1986 The Big Easy (performer: "TIPITINA" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "TIPITINA" - as Henry Roeland Byrd)
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 1982 Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together (Documentary)
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 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
- Introduction (1977) ... Himself (as Professor Longhair)
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 2015 Professor Longhair: Making a Gumbo (Documentary) (filming)
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary)

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CD: "New Orleans Piano" (Rhino) See more »

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Professor Longhair

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