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Les Paul (I) (1915–2009)


Les Paul was born on June 9, 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA as Lester William Polfuss. He was married to Mary Ford and Virginia Webb. He died on August 12, 2009 in White Plains, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

This Boy's Life
This Boy's Life Soundtrack
(1993)
Silver Linings Playbook
(2012)
Carol
Carol Soundtrack
(2015)
Casino
Casino Soundtrack
(1995)

Filmography

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 2017 Rellik (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (performer: "The Moon of Manakoora" - uncredited)
 2015 Carol (performer: "Smoke Rings")
 2013 Piaf: Hymnes à la môme (TV Special) (music: "Johnny, tu n'es pas un Ange")
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2009)
- The Bullet That Saved the World (2012) ... (performer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited)
- Fracture (2009) ... (performer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited)
 2012 Silver Linings Playbook (performer: "The Moon of Manakoora")
 2012 Ginger & Rosa (performer: "All of Me")
 2010 Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Date Night (2010) ... (performer: "I'm a Fool to Care" - uncredited)
 2009 The Blind Side (performer: "How High the Moon")
 2008 Speed Racer (performer: "Bewitched")
 2008 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Killerball (2008) ... (performer: "Bye Bye Blues")
 2007 Supernatural (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Bad Day at Black Rock (2007) ... (performer: "Vaya con Dios")
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (as Rhubarb Red, "Crazy Rhythm", "How High the Moon", "Let the Good Times Roll", "Ain't That Good News", "Dream Dust", "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66", "Blue Moon", "Dark Town Strutters' Ball", "Moonglow", "Hawaiian Paradise", "Blue Room", "My Blue Heaven", "Begin the Beguine", "After You've Gone", "Goodbye, Lover, Goodbye", "Cherokee", "Rumors Are Flying", "Brazil", "Lover", "Nola", "Let's Fall in Love" (recorded c. 1950; released 1991), "Just One More Chance" (1951), "Bye Bye Blues" (1952), "Tiger Rag" (1952), "Mocking Bird Hill" (1951), "I Really Don't Want To Know" (1954), "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (1951), "Vaya Con Dios" (1953), "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" (1953), "Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me", "Deed I Do", "Avalon", "You Can't Take It With You Blues", "Nature Boy", "Over the Rainbow", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "How High The Moon", "Just Because")
 2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (performer: "Bye Bye Blues" (1930), "The World Waiting for the Sunrise" (1919))
 2005 The Jealous God (performer: "How High the Moon")
 2003 Mona Lisa Smile (performer: "How High the Moon", "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
 2001 The Sopranos (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Proshai, Livushka (2001) ... ("I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles")
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "I'm a Fool to Care")
 1998 SLC Punk! (performer: "Lazy River")
 1998 Kesäillan valssi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 4 August 1998 (1998) ... (writer: "Jussista saan miehen armaan" (Johnny Is the Boy For Me))
 1995 Casino (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1993 This Boy's Life (performer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
 1991 Naked Lunch (performer: "Vaya Con Dios")
 1989 Great Balls of Fire! (performer: "Lover")
 1984 American Playhouse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Roommate (1984) ... (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1982 My Favorite Year (performer: "How High the Moon" (1940))
 1981 Porky's (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1980 Heart Beat (performer: "THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE")
 1974 Happy Days (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- All the Way (1974) ... (performer: "How High The Moon")
 1967 Eine Frau mit Pfiff (TV Movie) (writer: "The Walkin and Whistlin Blues")
 1955 Texas Lady (performer: "Texas Lady")
 1951 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.29 (1951) ... (performer: "How High the Moon", "Crying", "Old Fashioned Motel in the Sky" - uncredited)
 1947 Sarge Goes to College (performer: "Blues In B Flat and Old Black Joe")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "The New Sound" (1950) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Les Paul Trio
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

A guitar is something you can hold and love and it's never going to bug you. But here's the secret about the guitar--it's defiant. It will never let you conquer it. The more you get involved with it, the more you realize how little you know.

Trivia:

Inducted into the Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame in 1990. See more »

Trademark:

Gibson Les Paul See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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