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Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter. Jones found his love for music while he was enrolled in grade school at Seattle's Garfield High ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 47 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

The Color Purple Producer
(1985)
In the Heat of the Night Music Department
(1967)
The Getaway Composer
(1972)
(2014)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Music department (53 credits)
 2018 Level Up Norge (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Fra seerne - januar 2018 (2018) ... (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 2016 Life Stories (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Caught Red Handed (2016) ... (composer: additional music)
 2010 Artists for Haiti: We Are the World 25 for Haiti (Video short) (conductor)
 2007 Brando (TV Movie documentary) (music consultant)
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' (conductor: additional music)
 2001 Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration (TV Special) (musical director - uncredited)
 1995 Quincy Jones: You Put a Move on My Heart (Video short) (song producer)
 1988-1995 In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (composer - 146 episodes)
- Grow Old Along with Me (1995) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- By Duty Bound (1995) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Who Was Geli Bendl? (1994) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- A Matter of Justice (1994) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
- Give Me Your Life: Part 2 (1994) ... (composer: theme music - uncredited)
 1993 The Return of Ironside (TV Movie) (composer: original theme)
 1990 Quincy Jones: Back on the Block (Video short) (song producer)
 1989 Now You See It (TV Series) (composer: theme "Chump Change")
 1987 Michael Jackson: Bad (Video short) (musical supervisor: original dramatic music)
 1985 Fever Pitch (executive music producer)
 1985 USA for Africa: We Are the World (Video short) (conducted by) / (produced by)
 1985 The Slugger's Wife (executive music producer)
 1985 Fast Forward (executive music producer)
 1983 Michael Jackson: Beat It (Video short) (produced by - uncredited)
 1982 Best Friends (music producer - uncredited)
 1980-1981 Sanford (TV Series) (composer - 26 episodes)
- To Keep a Thief (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Private Lives (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Cal's Illegal Alien (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Jury Duty (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
- Freeway (1981) ... (composer: theme music)
 1978 The Wiz (associate conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1972-1977 Sanford and Son (TV Series) (composer - 135 episodes)
- School Daze (1977) ... (composer: theme music "Street Beater")
- Fred Sings the Blues (1977) ... (composer: theme music "Street Beater")
- Funny, You Don't Look It (1977) ... (composer: theme music "Street Beater")
- The Lucky Streak (1977) ... (composer: theme music "Street Beater")
- Fred the Activist (1977) ... (composer: theme music "Street Beater")
 1967-1975 Ironside (TV Series) (composer - 187 episodes)
- The Rolling Y (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Organizer (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- A Matter of Life or Death (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Faded Image (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Return of Eleanor Rogers (1975) ... (composer: theme music)
 1974 Now You See It (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 July 1974 (1974) ... (composer: Chump Change - uncredited)
 1972-1973 Madigan (TV Series) (composer - 6 episodes)
- The Park Avenue Beat (1973) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- The Naples Beat (1973) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- The Lisbon Beat (1973) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- The London Beat (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- The Midtown Beat (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
 1973 Duke Ellington... We Love You Madly (TV Special) (musical director)
 1972-1973 Banacek (TV Series) (composer - 8 episodes)
- The Two Million Clams of Cap'n Jack (1973) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- The Greatest Collection of Them All (1973) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- Ten Thousand Dollars a Page (1973) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- To Steal a King (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- A Million the Hard Way (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
 1972 Cool Million (TV Series) (composer - 4 episodes)
- The Million Dollar Misunderstanding (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- The Abduction of Baynard Barnes (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- Assault on Gavaloni (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
- Hunt for a Lonely Girl (1972) ... (composer: "Wednesday Mystery Movie" theme)
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Five Days in the Death of Sgt. Brown: Part II (1972) ... (composer: theme music "Ironside")
 1972 The New Bill Cosby Show (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... (musical director)
 1972 Come Back Charleston Blue (music supervisor)
 1972 The Hot Rock (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1971 $ (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1971 Man and Boy (music supervisor)
 1971 The Anderson Tapes (conductor)
 1971 The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1970 They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (conductor - uncredited)
 1969 John and Mary (conductor - uncredited) / (music producer - uncredited)
 1969 Mackenna's Gold (conductor - uncredited)
 1968 The Split (conductor - uncredited)
 1968 For Love of Ivy (conductor - uncredited)
 1968 A Dandy in Aspic (conductor)
 1967 In Cold Blood (conductor - uncredited)
 1967 In the Heat of the Night (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited) / (score arranger - uncredited)
 1967 Banning (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1967 Petula Clark at the Talk of the Town (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
 1967 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Rodgers & Hart Today (1967) ... (musical director)
 1967 Enter Laughing (conductor - uncredited)
 1967 The Deadly Affair (conductor - uncredited)
 1966 The Swinger (Arranger - uncredited)
 1965 The Slender Thread (conductor - uncredited)
 1965 Mirage (conductor - uncredited)
 1964 The Pawnbroker (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: Produced "Judy's Turn to Cry" by Lesley Gore. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 4 Interviews | 6 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 6½" (1.69 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Jack Nicholson] Jack had a great sense of humor. He still does. He's crazy and a beautiful guy. I always think it's nice when somebody who's paid his dues, like Jack, makes it. But he hasn't really changed much. See more »

Trivia:

Father of Quincy Jones III and Martina Jones with Ulla Andersson. See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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