Pete Seeger (1919–2014)

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Sixteen-year-old Pete Seeger enrolled at the Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and then decided to become a hermit. His life since then has been one social cause after another, buoyed by an almost indefatigable career as a self-described "sing-along leader." During the 1930s he attended Harvard, from which his musicologist father Charles Seeger ... See full bio »

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Known For

Just Cause Soundtrack
Forrest Gump Soundtrack
Pride Soundtrack


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 1998 Along the Erie Canal (Documentary short)
 1992 Harry Bridges: A Man and His Union (Documentary)
 1971 The Foolish Frog (Short)
 1968 Gavilan
 1967 Silvo (Documentary short)
 1963 The March in Washington (Short)
 1962 Lines: Horizontal (Short)
 1961 Cattle Ranch (Short documentary)
 1960 Indian Summer (Short)
 1959 End of the Line (Short documentary)
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Show Show Music department (4 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (187 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (11 credits)
Show Show Self (117 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (25 credits)

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Other Works:

Album: "Pete Seeger & Friends" on 'Appleseed Records'. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Seeger | The Weavers


6' 3" (1.91 m)


Toshi Seeger  (her death)  (3 children)

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Personal Quote:

(About his songs) "Some may find them merely diverting melodies. Others may find them incitements to Red revolution. And who will say if either or both is wrong? Not I." - (Interview: "Rolling Stone Magazine"; April 13, 1972) See more »


Made an appearance on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (1967) but the song he performed, "Waist Deep in The Big Muddy" (an allegory about the then-escalating Vietnam War), was deemed too controversial by the CBS network, and it was censored from the broadcast. See more »

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