Vince Guaraldi (1928–1976)

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Born in San Francisco on July 17, 1928, Vince Guaraldi graduated from Lincoln High School and then San Francisco State College. Guaraldi was already performing while in college in such venues as the Black Hawk and Jackson's Nook, sometimes with the Chubby Jackson/Bill Harris band, other times in combos with Sonny Criss and Bill Harris. He did ... See full bio »

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Cast Away Soundtrack


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 2021 It's the Great Lumpkin, Charlie Brown (TV Special) (archival music) / (music performer)
 2015 The Peanuts Movie: Snoopy's Grand Adventure (Video Game) (uncredited)
 2015 The Peanuts Movie (composer: themes - uncredited)
 2002 Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (TV Short) (composer: stock music)
 1996 Snoopy's Campfire Stories (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 1995 Get Ready for School, Charlie Brown! (Video Game) (composer: theme music)
 1979 Charlie Brown Clears the Air (Short) (stock music)
 1978 Tooth Brushing (Short) (music performer)
 1976 It's Arbor Day, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (musician)
 1975 You're a Good Sport, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (music performer)
 1975 Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (music performer)
 1974 It's the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown! (TV Short) (music performer)
 1974 It's a Mystery, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (musician)
 1973 A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (TV Short) (musician: keyboards and vocals - uncredited)
 1973 There's No Time for Love, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (musician)
 1972 You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (music performer)
 1969 It Was a Short Summer, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (musician)
 1968 He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (music performer)
 1967 You're in Love, Charlie Brown (TV Short) (music performer)
 1966 It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (TV Movie) (music performer)
 1966 Charlie Brown's All Stars! (TV Short) (conductor)
 1965 A Charlie Brown Christmas (TV Movie) (conductor) / (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1965 Inside America (TV Mini Series) (musician - 1 episode)
- The Gleason Beat (1965) ... (musician: piano)
 1963 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (TV Movie documentary) (conductor)
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Other Works:

Album: Original soundtrack album of A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) (Fantasy 8431). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | See more »


5' 6" (1.68 m)


Shirley Moskowitz  (divorced)  (2 children)

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I want to write standards, not just hits.


Nephew of Muzzy Marcellino. See more »


The preeminent composer of music for animated adaptations of the Peanuts comic strip.


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