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Jimmy Griffin (I) (1943–2005)

Jimmy Griffin grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and was one of three collaborating songwriters (under the pseudonym Arthur James) of the Academy Award-winning song "For All We Know" which won Best Song from the movie "Lovers and Other Strangers." Accomplished singer, songwriter and musician, he teamed up with Michael Z. Gordon in the early 1960s to ... See full bio »

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Lovers and Other Strangers Music Department
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 2012 Sunset Strip (Documentary) (writer: "You're So Young" - as James A. Griffin)
 2009 A Killing on Brighton Beach (performer: "Something Else Altogether") / (writer: "Something Else Altogether")
 1997 Close to You: Remembering the Carpenters (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "For All We Know")
 1997 E! True Hollywood Story (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Karen Carpenter (1997) ... (writer: "For All We Know")
 1997 The Pest (writer: "For All We Know" - as James Griffin)
 1995 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Conflict of Interest (1995) ... (writer: "For All We Know" - uncredited)
 1990 White Palace (writer: "For All We Know" - as James Griffin)
 1989 The Karen Carpenter Story (TV Movie) (writer: "For All We Know" - as Arthur James)
 1988 Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (Short) (writer: "For All We Know")
 1977 The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.5 (1977) ... (writer: "For All We Know")
 1976 Carpenters Very First Television Special (TV Special) (lyrics: "Sing / Close To You / For All We Know / Ticket To Ride / Only Yesterday / I Won't Last A Day Without You / Goodbye To Love" - Hits Medley '76)
 1973 Gered (TV Movie) (writer: "Love Machine")
 1971 The 43rd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "For All We Know")
 1970 Lovers and Other Strangers (lyrics: "For All We Know", "Comin' Thru To Me", "Keepin' Free" - as Arthur James)
 1964 For Those Who Think Young (performer: "I'm Gonna Walk All Over This Land") / (writer: "I'm Gonna Walk All Over This Land")
 1964 NDR Jazz Workshops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- No. 36 (1964) ... (writer: "YaYa Blues")
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Alternate Names:

James Arthur Griffin | James Griffin | Arthur James

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Jimmy Griffin teamed up one last time with former writing partner, Michael Z. Gordon to sing, "Something Else Altogether" which was slated to be the title song for Gordon's production of "The Devil And Daniel Webster". However, the film was never completed and it turned out to be Jimmy's last recording session. Jimmy passed away shortly after the song was finally completed.

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