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Levon Helm (1940–2012)

Levon Helm was in the right place at the right time. He saw the birth of rock and roll and, though he was too much of a gentleman to say it, his role in helping to keep that rebellious child healthy was more than just instrumental. On May 26, 1940, Mark Lavon Helm was the second of four children born to Nell and Diamond Helm in Elaine, Arkansas. ... See full bio »

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 2019 True Detective (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- If You Have Ghosts (2019) ... (performer: "When I Go Away")
 2017 Last Flag Flying (performer: "Wide River to Cross")
 2015 Mavis! (Documentary) (performer: "This May Be the Last Time")
 2011 Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (arranger: "False Hearted Lover Blues") / (performer: "False Hearted Lover Blues")
 2005 Live from New York: The First 5 Years of Saturday Night Live (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Life Is a Carnival")
 1997 Fire Down Below (performer: "Mr. Spider (Little Body Rinctum)" Traditional) / (writer: "Stormhouse")
 1996 Larger Than Life (writer: "Life Is a Carnival")
 1990 The Wall: Live in Berlin (Video documentary) (performer: "Mother")
 1989 Baywatch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- In Deep (1989) ... (writer: "Life is a Carnival" - uncredited)
 1989 Staying Together (performer: "Lean on Me", "Hotel Buick", "Big Love in a Small Town") / (producer: "Lean on Me", "Hotel Buick", "Big Love in a Small Town") / (writer: "Big Love in a Small Town")
 1984 Best Revenge (performer: "Straight Between The Eyes")
 1980 The Midnight Special (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #8.23 (1980) ... (performer: "He's Walking Away" (aka "There He Goes"), "Honky Tonkin'", "Coal Miner's Daughter", "Ain't Got the Time", "Don't Call Me Cowgirl")
 1980 Coal Miner's Daughter (performer: "Blue Moon of Kentucky")
  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1977) (writer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Broderick Crawford/Levon Helm/Dr. John/The Meters (1977) ... (performer: "Sing Sing Sing", "Ain't That a Lot of Love")
- Buck Henry/The Band (1976) ... (writer: "Life Is A Carnival")
 1969 Last Summer (performer: "Last Summer Theme")
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CD: "Dirt Farmer", 2007.

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His very first acting film role and his very last film role were co-starring alongside Tommy Lee Jones. Levon debuted in Coal Miner's Daughter (1980) and finished with In the Electric Mist (2009), and in between those films he appeared in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), directed by Jones, who also plays the main role. See more »

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