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François Scarborough Clemmons

Dr. François S. Clemmons was born April 23, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama and moved with his family to Youngstown, Ohio at an early age. When it was discovered that he had a singing voice of purity and power, he began singing at Church functions and at a nursery school. His first songs were the Spirituals of pre-Civil War America, which he had heard... See full bio »

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Mr. Clemmons / Officer Clemmons / Badminton Player #1 / Commodore / Eager Beaver / Friendly Frank the Weather Porpoise / King Clemmons / Phillip Photographer / Policeman


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 1968-1993 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series)
Mr. Clemmons / Officer Clemmons / Commodore / ...
- 1663: Love (1993) ... Officer Clemmons (as François Clemmons)
- 1635: Growing (1991) ... Mr. Clemmons (as François Clemmons)
- 1535: A Grandad for Daniel Opera (1984) ... Officer Clemmons (as François Clemmons)
- 1534: Grandparents (1984) ... Officer Clemmons (as François Clemmons)
- 1533: Grandparents (1984) ... Officer Clemmons (as François Clemmons)
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 2018 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Documentary) (performer: "Many Ways To Say I Love You")
 1969-1993 Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (TV Series) (performer - 14 episodes)
- 1663: Love (1993) ... (performer: "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot", "There Are Many Ways to Say I Love You")
- 1535: A Grandad for Daniel Opera (1984) ... (performer: "When the Day Turns Into Night", "I Sell All Kinds of Different Straws")
- 1475: Windstorm in Bubbleland Opera (1980) ... (performer: "There is Never Any Trouble Here in Bubbleland", "Save Us, Hildegarde Brave", "Hildegarde, Dear Hildegarde")
- 1473: Mr. Rogers Makes an Opera (1980) ... (performer: "There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York")
- 1465: Mr. Rogers Goes to School (1979) ... (performer: "Ana, Prince, and Daniel")
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 2018 CBS This Morning (TV Series)
- Episode #7.125 (2018) ... Himself
 2018 Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Documentary)
Himself (as François Clemmons)
 2011 The King James Bible: The Book That Changed the World (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - singer / interviewee
 1970 Opera with Henry Butler (Documentary short)
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 2018 Kids React (TV Series short)
- Parents/Kids React to Mr. Rogers (2018) ... Himself

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Opera: Porgy & Bess - playing Sportin' Life, at Severance Hall, with Lorin Maazel and the Cleveland Orchestra on London Records See more »

Alternate Names:

François Clemmons

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Arranged a volume of American negro spirituals entitled Songs for Today, published In 1996 by Strube Verlag of Munich, Germany. See more »


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