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Korla Pandit (1921–1998)

Korla Pandit was a musician and a Mesmerist, famous for his lips, his eyes, his turban with the Smokey Topaz jewel and hypnotic dangling Diamond, his beautifully-inspirational music, and the fact that for all his years on radio and Television, he never spoke a word, gazing dreamily, instead, into the camera and into the hearts and imaginations of ... See full bio »

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Known For

Ed Wood Indian Musician
Kissing a Dream Camera and Electrical Department
Time for Beany Music Department
Which Way Is Up? The Hindu


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 1950 Time for Beany (TV Series) (music - 8 episodes)
- Episode dated 16 February 1950 (1950) ... (music)
- Episode dated 15 February 1950 (1950) ... (music)
- Episode dated 14 February 1950 (1950) ... (music)
- Episode dated 11 February 1950 (1950) ... (music)
- Episode dated 10 February 1950 (1950) ... (music)
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 1994 Ed Wood
Indian Musician
 1977 Which Way Is Up?
The Hindu
 1952 Something to Live for
Hindu Man (uncredited)
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 1951 Time for Beany (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.421 (1951)
 1948 Adventures in Music (TV Series)
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 1994 Ed Wood (arranger: "Nautch Dance") / (performer: "Nautch Dance") / (writer: "Nautch Dance")
Hide Hide Show Show Camera and Electrical Department (1 credit)
 1996 Kissing a Dream (grip - as Korla Pandit Lord)
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 2015 Korla (Documentary)
 1952 All Star Revue (TV Series)
Self - Guest Musician
 1948 Adventures in Music (TV Series)
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 2007 Soundies, Vol. 8: The Exotic World of Korla Pandit! (Video documentary)

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Alternate Names:

Korla Pandit Lord | John Roland Redd | Juan Rolando


Beryl DeBeeson Pandit  (his death)  (2 children)

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Personal Quote:

Music may not save your soul, but it will cause your soul to be worth saving. See more »


In 1948, while performing in Hollywood at a furrier's fashion show in Tom Breneman's Restaurant, Korla and Beryl met television pioneer Klaus Landsberg who offered Korla his own 15-minute daily television show with the stipulation that he would also provide musical accompaniment for Time for Beany, Bob Clampett's popular puppet show which featured Stan Freberg and Daws Butler as puppeteers and ... See more »

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