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Thomas A. Dorsey (1899–1993)

Thomas A. Dorsey was born on July 1, 1899 in Villa Rica, Georgia, USA. He was married to Nettie Harper. He died on January 23, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Mississippi Burning Soundtrack
Frailty Soundtrack
A Time to Kill Soundtrack
The Ladykillers Soundtrack


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 2021 Respect (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 2021 Genius (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Aretha: Amazing Grace (2021) ... (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" - uncredited)
 2020 Lovecraft Country (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A History of Violence (2020) ... (writer: "Chain Gang Blues")
 2018 Amazing Grace (Documentary) (writer: "Precious Lord")
 2018 America's Musical Journey (Documentary short) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2017 Gregory Porter's Popular Voices (TV Mini Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Showstoppers (2017) ... (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" - uncredited)
 2017 Sweet Country (writer: "(There ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)")
 2017 Detroit (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 2017 Glastonbury 2017 (TV Mini Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Day 2, Part 1 (2017) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2016 I Am Not Your Negro (Documentary) (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 2016 Elvis & Nixon (writer: "There Will Be Peace In The Valley For Me")
 2015 I Saw the Light (writer: "It Is Thy Servant's Prayer, Amen")
 2015 The 57th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 2014 Cane Creek (Short) (writer: "There Will Be Peace In The Valley For Me")
 2014 Selma (writer: "Precious Lord Take My Hand")
 2008-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Kentucky Headhunters, Lorrie Bennett and Pastor Evelyn Hubbard (2013) ... (writer: "Precious Lord Take My Hand" - uncredited)
- Riders in the Sky (2008) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2012 Nashville (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Where He Leads Me (2012) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley" - uncredited)
 2012 Unsung (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Freddie Jackson (2012) ... (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 2011 Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place (Documentary) (writer: "Precious Lord (Take My Hand)")
 2010 One Tree Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- We All Fall Down (2010) ... (writer: "Peace In The Valley" - uncredited)
 2010 Putty Hill (writer: "Peace In the Valley")
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (writer: "Texas Playboy Theme / Bob Wills Special / Ida Red / Faded Love / Roly Poly / San Antonio Rose")
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2009 Soundtrack for a Revolution (Documentary) (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 2008 Stephen Fry in America (TV Mini Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mississippi (2008) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2008 Fling (writer: "How Can You Have the Blues?")
 2007-2008 CMT Hot 20 Countdown (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 3 January 2008 (2008) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
- Episode dated 13 December 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
- Episode dated 6 December 2007 (2007) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2007 Elvis: Viva Las Vegas (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2007 Shake the Devil Off (Documentary) (writer: "Precious Lord, take my hand")
 2007 Elvis - Up Close and Personal (Video documentary) (writer: "Peace In The Valley")
 2007 Music and Lyrics (writer: "It's Tight Like That")
 2007 Hounddog (writer: "There Will Be Peace in the Valley for Me")
 2006 Elvis: The Ed Sullivan Shows (Video documentary) (writer: "Peace In the Valley")
 2006 Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash: The Road Show (Video documentary) (writer: "Peace In The Valley")
 2006 Elvis: Broadcasting Live (Video short) (writer: "Peace In The Valley")
 2006 Kupetzky (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kupetzky hat Schicht (2006) ... (writer: "Peace In The Valley" - uncredited)
 2006 Glory Road (writer: "If We Never Needed the Lord Before We Sure Do Need Him Now")
 2005 The King (writer: "There will be Peace in the Valley for Me" (1939))
 2005 Elvis by the Presleys (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Peace In the Valley")
 2005 Elvis: Golden Greats (Video) (writer: "Peace In The Valley")
 2005 Elvis: The Ultimate Live Collection (Video) (writer: "Peace In The Valley")
 2004 The Ladykillers (writer: "Come, Let Us Go Back to God")
  The Blues (TV Mini Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003) (performer - 1 episode, 2003)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (writer: "Precious Lord")
- The Soul of a Man (2003) ... (performer: "I'm Coming Back Home to Live with Jesus") / (writer: "I'm Coming Back Home to Live with Jesus")
 2003 Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, Vol. 4: Elvis & Other Rock Greats (Video) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) (performer: "I'm Coming Back Home to Live with Jesus") / (writer: "I'm Coming Back Home to Live with Jesus")
 2002 Elvis Presley: His Early Performances (Video documentary) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (writer: "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" (1932))
 2001 Frailty (writer: "(There Will Be) Peace In The Valley For Me")
 2000 He Touched Me: The Gospel Music of Elvis Presley (Video documentary) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 2000 Something to Sing About (TV Movie) (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 1998 1968: The Year That Shaped a Generation (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord")
 1998 Why Do Fools Fall in Love (writer: "Take My Hand Precious Lord")
 1997 Elvis: The Great Performances, Vol. 3 - From the Waist Up (Video documentary) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 1997 The Ditchdigger's Daughters (TV Movie) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 1996 A Time to Kill (writer: "Take My Hand Precious Lord")
 1996 City Hall ("What's Then")
 1993 Come the Morning (writer: "Take My Hand Precious Lord")
 1993 Who's the Man? (writer: "Precious Lord, Take My Hand")
 1992 Holiday Greetings from 'The Ed Sullivan Show' (TV Special) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 1992 Leap of Faith ("Lord Will Make a Way (Somehow)", "It's a Highway to Heaven")
 1988 Mississippi Burning (lyrics: "Take My Hand Precious Lord") / (music: "Take My Hand Precious Lord")
  In the Heat of the Night (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1988) (music - 1 episode, 1988)
- Pilot: Part 1 (1988) ... (lyrics: "Take My Hand Precious Lord") / (music: "Take My Hand Precious Lord")
 1985 The Color Purple (writer: "Old Ship of Zion")
 1976 Sparkle (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" - uncredited)
 1971 Two-Lane Blacktop (writer: "Peace in the Valley" - uncredited)
 1969-1970 The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #2.1 (1970) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
- Episode #1.17 (1970) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
- Diana Trask, Soupy Sales, Pat Boone, Tom T. Hall (1969) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 1969 Johnny Cash in San Quentin (TV Special) (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1956 - 1960) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1960) (music - 1 episode, 1960)
- Remote from Drury College in Springfield (1960) ... (writer: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" - uncredited)
- Jimmie Rodgers (1960) ... (lyrics: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" - uncredited) / (music: "Take My Hand, Precious Lord" - uncredited)
- Gertrude Berg (1958) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley" - uncredited)
- Marilyn Maxwell (1957) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley" - uncredited)
- Aldo Ray (1957) ... (writer: "Take My Hand Precious Lord" - uncredited)
 1959 Ozark Jubilee (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 21 November 1959 (1959) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
 1959 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Country Style (1959) ... (writer: "Peace in the Valley")
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