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Claude Demetri (1916–1988)

Claude Demetri was born on August 3, 1916 in Bath, Maine, USA. He died on May 1, 1988 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

On the Road Soundtrack
Nowhere Boy Soundtrack
King Creole Soundtrack
Loving You Soundtrack


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 2015 Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
 2012 On the Road (writer: "Mean And Evil Blues")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (writer: "AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN", "FRIENDSHIP" - uncredited)
 2009 Nowhere Boy (writer: "Hard Headed Woman" - as Claude De Metrius)
 2008 Legends (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Orbison: The 'Big O' in Britain (2008) ... (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
 2008 The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice (Documentary) (writer: "Hard Headed Woman" - as Claude Demetrius)
 2007 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 3 (2007) ... (writer: "Hard Headed Woman")
 2004 Soundstage (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chris Isaak Christmas (2004) ... (writer: "Santa Bring My Baby Back")
 2004 Elvis Has Left the Building (writer: "Hard Headed Woman")
 2003 Ein himmlischer Freund (TV Movie) (writer: "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)")
 2002 The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years (Video documentary short) (writer: "I Was the One")
 2001 Classic Albums (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elvis Presley (2001) ... (writer: "I Was The One")
 1998 Girls' Night (as Claude De Metrius, "Mean Woman Blues")
 1992 Elvis: The Lost Performances (Video) (writer: "I Was The One")
 1989 Catch Me If You Can (writer: "Hard Headed Woman")
 1988 Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Mean Woman Blues" - as Claude DeMetruis)
 1982 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Roy Orbison (1982) ... (writer: "Mean Woman")
 1981 This Is Elvis (as Claude DeMetruis, "Mean Woman Blues") / (writer: "I Was the One" - uncredited)
 1975 Roy Sings Orbison (TV Movie) (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
 1966 Charlie Is My Darling (Documentary) (writer: "Santa Bring My Baby Back (To Me)")
 1964-1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- The Four Tops, the Who, Billy Joe Royal (1965) ... (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
- Episode #2.3 (1965) ... (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
- Episode #1.50 (1965) ... (writer: "Hard-Headed Woman")
- Episode #1.44 (1965) ... (writer: "Hard-Headed Woman")
- Episode #1.34 (1965) ... (writer: "Hard-Headed Woman", "Mean Woman Blues")
 1964-1965 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 13 February 1965 (1965) ... (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
- Episode dated 1 February 1964 (1964) ... (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
 1964 The Roy Orbison Show (TV Special) (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
 1964 The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rick, the Law Clerk (1964) ... (writer: "Everytime I Think About You" - uncredited)
 1958 King Creole (writer: "Hard Headed Woman")
 1957 Loving You (writer: "Mean Woman Blues")
 1956 Stage Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Elvis Presley (1956) ... (writer: "I Was The One")
 1947 Reet, Petite, and Gone (writer: "AIN'T THAT JUST LIKE A WOMAN?" - uncredited)
 1946 Beware (writer: "Old Fashion Passion")
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Show Show Actor (1 credit)

Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Claude DeMetrius | Claude DeMetruis | Claude Demetrius

Did You Know?


In 1958, Demetrius composed two songs for the soundtrack for Elvis Presley's 1958 film King Creole. He co-wrote "Dixieland Rock" with Fred Wise but alone wrote "Hard Headed Woman." Both songs were part of the record album but "Hard Headed Woman" was also released as a 45rpm single that went to No. 1 on the Billboard music charts.

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