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Gil Askey (1925–2014)

Gil Askey was born on March 9, 1925 in Austin, Texas, USA. He is known for his work on Lady Sings the Blues (1972), Mahogany (1975) and TCB (1968). He died on April 9, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. See full bio »


(age 89) in Melbourne, Australia

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Known For

Lady Sings the Blues Music Department
Mahogany Music Department
TCB Music Department
A Piece of the Action Music Department


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 1992 Diana Ross Live! The Lady Sings... Jazz & Blues: Stolen Moments (TV Special documentary) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1985 Motown Returns to the Apollo (TV Special) (musical director)
 1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (TV Special documentary) (music supervisor)
 1977 A Piece of the Action (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1977 An Evening with Diana Ross (TV Movie) (music consultant)
 1975 Mahogany (composer: additional music)
 1973 BBC Show of the Week (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode)
- The Diana Ross Show (1973) ... (music director)
 1972 Lady Sings the Blues (music supervisor)
 1971 Diana! (TV Special) (conductor)
 1968 TCB (TV Special) (music consultant)
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 1979 Dummy (TV Movie)
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 1978 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.34 (1978) ... (writer: "Runaway Love" - uncredited)
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 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) (acknowledgment: The Funk Brothers and Producers would like to acknowledge all the other musicians who contributed to the Hitsville legacy, Arranger)
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 2012 RocKwiz (TV Series)
- Mary Wilson and Joe Camilleri (2012) ... Himself
 2010 Spicks and Specks (TV Series)
- Episode #6.30 (2010) ... Himself

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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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