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Don Ellis (I) (1934–1978)

Don Ellis was born on July 25, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Donald Johnson Ellis. He is known for his work on The French Connection (1971), Priceless (2006) and French Connection II (1975). He was married to Connie Coogan. He died on December 17, 1978 in Hollywood, California. See full bio »

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Priceless Soundtrack


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 1977 Ruby
 1975-1976 Doctors' Hospital (TV Series) (7 episodes)
- Vital Signs (1975)
 1975 The Deadly Tower (TV Movie)
 1974 Movin' On (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Good Life (1974)
- In Tandem (1974) ... (music composed and conducted by)
 1974 Man Belongs to the Earth (Documentary short)
 1973 The Seven-Ups (music composed and conducted by)
 1971 The French Connection (music composed by)
 1970 The Soupy Sales Show (TV Movie) (music by)
 1969 Moon Zero Two
 1967 Mission: Impossible (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Cube of Sugar (1967)
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Connie Coogan  (divorced)  (2 children)

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American jazz trumpeter and occasional film composer. Began professionally with the orchestras of Glenn Miller and Ray McKinley. After national service, he formed his own band which performed in New York's Greenwich Village. From the late 1950's, he played a more progressive style of jazz, working with smaller groups, including the George Russell Sextet. During the 1960's, he made a series of ... See more »

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