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Laurindo Almeida (I) (1917–1995)

Laurindo Almeida was born on September 2, 1917 in Miracatu, São Paulo, Brazil as Laurindo Almeida José de Araújo Nobrega Neto. He is known for his work on The Cat in the Hat (2003), Star Trek (1966) and Playing by Heart (1998). He was married to Deltra Eamon. He died on July 26, 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »
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The Cat in the Hat Soundtrack
Star Trek Soundtrack
Playing by Heart Soundtrack
The Twilight Zone Music Department


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 1992 Unforgiven (musician: guitar solo - uncredited)
 1975 Babe (TV Movie) (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1975 The Challenge... A Tribute to Modern Art (Documentary) (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1973 Hawkins (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Death and the Maiden (1973) ... (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1972 The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (musician: mandolin - uncredited)
 1972 The Wrath of God (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1972 What's Up, Doc? (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1971 Death Takes a Holiday (TV Movie) (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1971 Wild Rovers (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1971 Goya, historia de una soledad (musician: guitar)
 1969 100 Rifles (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1968 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1968 The Power (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1967 Wait Until Dark (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1966 Grand Prix (musician: guitar and lute - uncredited)
 1966 The Venetian Affair (musician: guitar and mandolin - uncredited)
 1966 Stagecoach (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1965 Runaway Girl (musician: guitar)
 1964 Rio Conchos (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1964 Invitation to a Gunfighter (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1964 The Carpetbaggers (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1963 Escape from Hell Island (musician: guitar solos)
 1962 A Girl Named Tamiko (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1962 Who's Got the Action? (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1962 Mutiny on the Bounty (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1962 The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1962 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- The Gift (1962) ... (musician)
 1962 The Counterfeit Traitor (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1961 Summer and Smoke (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1961 Too Late Blues (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1961 The Comancheros (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1961 The Deadly Companions (musician: solo guitar - as Laurindo Almeido)
 1961 The Pleasure of His Company (musician: guitar)
 1961 One-Eyed Jacks (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1960 The Alamo (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1959 The Jayhawkers! (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1959 Peter Gunn (TV Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- Skin Deep (1959) ... (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1959 Rio Bravo (musician: guitars - uncredited)
 1958 The Old Man and the Sea (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1958 The Matchmaker (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1958 Hot Spell (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1957 The Lonely Man (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1957 Fear Strikes Out (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1956 The Ten Commandments (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1956 The Proud Ones (musician: guitar - uncredited)
 1956 Good-bye, My Lady (musician: guitar)
 1955 Moonfleet (musician: guitar - uncredited)
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Show Show Soundtrack (8 credits)
Show Show Actor (5 credits)
Show Show Self (14 credits)

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Self-taught Brazilian guitarist, composer and arranger. Arrived in the U.S. in 1947 as a member of Carmen Miranda's band, based in Los Angeles. Subsequently joined the Stan Kenton orchestra. From 1952, prolific work on numerous film and TV soundtracks. A founding member of the 'L.A. Four' with Bud Shank, Ray Brown and Shelly Manne in the 1970's. See more »

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