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Spo-De-Odee (1904–1982)

Spo-De-Odee was born on October 10, 1904 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Samuel Allen Theard. He died on December 7, 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Blues Brothers Soundtrack
(1980)
The Mask Soundtrack
(1994)
Radioland Murders Soundtrack
(1994)
Sleepless Night Soundtrack
(2011)

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 2019 Gen: Lock (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Pilot (2019) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2018 The Mule (performer: "Ugly Child" - as Lovin' Sam Theard) / (writer: "Ugly Child" - as Sam Theard)
 2018 Escape at Dannemora (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Part 4 (2018) ... (writer: "You Rascal You")
 2017 Glastonbury 2017 (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Day 2, Part 2 (2017) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
- Day 2, Part 1 (2017) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2016 The Great Everything & the Nothing (writer: "Let The Good Times Roll")
 2014 Wolves (writer: "You Rascal You" (aka "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You") - as Sam Theard)
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 2013 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to Survive a Plague (2013) ... (writer: "I'll be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 2012 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #12.7 (2012) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 2012 How to Survive a Plague (Documentary) (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Trouble in Makeoutsville ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2011/I Sleepless Night (music: "Vieille Canaille")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (writer: "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL" - uncredited)
 2009 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Top Six Perform (2009) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 2008 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Round 8: Results (2008) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 2008 A Previous Engagement (writer: "You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 1989-2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
- Satchmo: The Life of Louis Armstrong (1989) ... (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The End of the Whole Mess (2006) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - as Sam Theard)
 2004 The Last Shot (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" (1946))
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - as Sam Theard)
 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (Video Game) (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal, You)" - uncredited)
 2001 Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs (2001) ... ("Let the Good Times Roll")
 2000 The Last of the Blonde Bombshells (TV Movie) (writer: "You Rascal You")
  A Many Splintered Thing (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 2000) (music - 1 episode, 2000)
- Episode #1.6 (2000) ... (lyrics: "You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)") / (music: "You Rascal You (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead)")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 1998 Marriages (writer: "Let the good times roll")
 1997 In Praise of Older Women (writer: "I'Ll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal, You" - as Sam Theard)
 1997 Wild Man Blues (Documentary) (lyrics: "You Rascal You") / (music: "You Rascal You")
 1996 Nitrate Base (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You Are Dead")
 1995 Grumpier Old Men (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1994 Radioland Murders (writer: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)")
 1994 The Mask (writer: "Let The Good Times Roll")
 1994 Jimmy Hollywood ("Let the Good Times Roll")
 1990 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Charles Grodin/B.B. King/Amy Yasbeck (1990) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll" - uncredited)
 1990 Kojak: None So Blind (TV Movie) (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 1985 Fame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dreams (1985) ... (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 1980 The Blues Brothers (writer: "Let the Good Times Roll")
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Down Sunnyside Lane (1978) ... (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lucy Fakes Illness (1952) ... (writer: "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1947 Reet, Petite, and Gone (writer: "LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL" - uncredited)
 1942 Reunion in France (lyrics: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1942 Murder in the Big House (lyrics: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931) - uncredited) / (music: "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead (You Rascal You)" (1931) - uncredited)
 1935 Poor Little Me (Short) (writer: "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1933 Rufus Jones for President (Short) (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 1933 That's My Wife (writer: "You Rascal You" - uncredited)
 1932 I'll Be Glad When You're Dead You Rascal You (Short) (writer: "(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You")
 1932 If I Had a Million (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" (1931) - uncredited)
 1932 A Rhapsody in Black and Blue (Short) (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - as Sam Theard)
 1932 Pie, Pie, Blackbird (Short) (writer: " (I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Sam Theard 'Spo-Dee-Odee' | Spo-De-O-de | Sam Theard
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Trivia:

Wrote the hit songs, "Let The Good Times Roll" and "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead" for Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five.

Star Sign:

Libra

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