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George Duke (I) (1946–2013)

George Duke was born on January 12, 1946 in San Rafael, California, USA. He is known for Spaceballs (1987), Footloose (2011) and Footloose (1984). He was married to Corine Salanga. He died on August 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Spaceballs Soundtrack
Footloose Music Department
Footloose Soundtrack
Bulletproof Soundtrack


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 2011 Footloose (Record Producer)
 2003 Celebration of Gospel (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1996-2000 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series) (composer - 89 episodes)
- Three of Club (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- Mid-Wife Crisis (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- Double Play (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- Moving Violations (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
- Buddy's Ashes (2000) ... (composer: theme music)
 1998 The 1998 Soul Train Christmas Starfest (TV Special) (music director)
 1996 2nd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1996 The 10th Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1995 1st Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1994 Marilu (TV Series) (theme music composer - 1 episode)
- Bobbie Eakes and Jeff Trachta (1994) ... (theme music composer)
 1992 Leap of Faith (music producer: gospel songs and choir)
 1989 Sunday Night (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1989) ... (musical director)
 1988 The 2nd Annual Soul Train Music Awards (TV Special) (musical director)
 1987-1988 Soul Train (TV Series) (music producer - 2 episodes)
- Freddie Jackson/Lace/Whodini (1987) ... (music producer)
 1985 The Heavenly Kid (music producer: songs)
 1983 Jeffrey Osborne: Stay with Me Tonight (Music Video) (song producer)
 1971 200 Motels (music performer: Mothers of Invention)
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Alternate Names:

The Clarke/Duke Project


Corine Salanga  (her death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

I really think it's possible (and still do) to make good music and be commercial at the same time. I believe it is the artist's responsibility to take the music to the people. Art for art's sake is nice; but if art doesn't communicate, then its worth is negated. It has not fulfilled its destiny. See more »


Was friends with Al Jarreau, Lalah Hathaway, and Jeffrey Osborne. See more »

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