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Teddy Powell (I) (1905–1993)

Teddy Powell was born on March 1, 1905 in Oakland, California, USA as Teodoro Paolella. He died on November 17, 1993 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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The Bank Job
The Bank Job Soundtrack
Ray Soundtrack
Book of Blood
Book of Blood Soundtrack
Boomerang Soundtrack


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 2016 Tu cara me suena (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2016 Morgen hör ich auf (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2011 Who the Hell Is Not George Clooney? (Short) (writer: "Unchain My Heart" - uncredited)
 2009 Idols (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2009 Book of Blood (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2008 Kesäillan valssi (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 It Takes Two (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2008 The Bank Job (lyrics: "Unchain My Heart") / (music: "Unchain My Heart") / (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2007 Esti showder (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 2007 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 Uvolnete se, prosím (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2005 Queens (writer: "Unchain my Heart")
 2004/I Ray (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2003 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2002 Agent of Influence (TV Movie) (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 2000 Lakeuden kutsu (writer: "Kuningaskobra (Snake Charmer)")
 1999 Enkelin silmin - 10-vuotisjuhlakonsertti (TV Movie) (writer: "Kuningaskobra" (Snake Charmer))
 1999 Tuttu juttu (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1999 Jesus' Son (writer: "Unchain My Heart" - as T. Powell)
 1998 Der König von St. Pauli (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
 1996 Tammerkosken sillalla (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1995 All Men Are Liars (writer: "Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight")
 1993 Beavis and Butt-Head (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1993 Virtaset ja Kekkonen (writer: "Kuningaskobra (The Snake Charmer)")
 1992 Boomerang ("Bewildered")
 1990 David Hasselhoff Live & Forever (Video) (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 1989 Harlem Nights (writer: "Heaven Help This Heart Of Mine")
 1988 Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Unchain My Heart")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1965 Ballad in Blue (writer: "Unchain My Heart" - uncredited)
 1962 Four Hits and a Mister (Short) (writer: "Gotta See Baby Tonight" - as Freddie James)
  The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1959) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1958) (music - 1 episode, 1958)
 1957 Ranch Party (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 1956 Basin Street Revue (writer: "Bewildered" - uncredited)
 1955 Show Time at the Apollo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1949 The Big Sombrero (lyrics: "La Golondrina" - uncredited)
 1946 You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart (Short) (writer: "You Won't Be Satisfied (Until You Break My Heart)" - as Freddy James)
 1944 Jam Session (performer: "'Murder,' He Says")
 1942 Call of the Canyon (writer: " (Give Me Back My) Boots And Saddle")
 1940 Frances Carroll & 'The Coquettes' (Short) (writer: "Snake Charmer" - uncredited)
 1938 Swing! (lyrics: "Heaven Help this Heart of Mine") / (music: "Heaven Help this Heart of Mine")
 1937 Boots and Saddles (lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited)
 1937/II Mail and Female (Short) (music: "I Can't Go On Like This" - uncredited)
 1936 The Gay Desperado ("Lamento Gitano/Gypsy Lament")
 1936 The Border Patrolman (lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" - uncredited)
 1936 College Dads (Short) (writer: "You've Got What It Takes" - uncredited)
 1936 Heroes of the Range (lyrics: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited) / (music: "Take Me Back To My Boots and Saddle" (1935) - uncredited)
 1936 The Phantom Ship (Short) (writer: "You've Got What It Takes" - uncredited)
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Powell dodged the military draft during World War II by bribing a clerk to delay his induction. He consequently served five months of a 15-months jail sentence for "conspiracy to evade military service". See more »

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