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Rod McKuen (1933–2015)

Rod McKuen was born on April 29, 1933 in Oakland, California, USA as Rodney Marvin McKuen. He is known for his work on Zodiac (2007), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) and Better Off Dead... (1985). He died on January 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Zodiac Soundtrack
Better Off Dead... Soundtrack
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Music Department


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 1998 Madonna: Drowned World/Substitute for Love (Music Video) (background vocals)
  The Unknown War (TV Mini Series documentary) (additional music - 14 episodes, 1978) (composer - 5 episodes, 1978) (lyrics - 4 episodes, 1978)
- War in the Arctic (1978) ... (additional music)
- War in the Air (1978) ... (additional music) / (lyrics)
- To the East (1978) ... (additional music)
- The World's Greatest Tank Battle (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Siege of Leningrad (1978) ... (composer: theme music)
 1975 Forever Young, Forever Free (lyrics)
 1969 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (songs: music and lyrics by)
 1969 Me, Natalie (lyrics: songs)
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