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Rod Temperton (1949–2016)

Rod Temperton was born on October 9, 1949 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Rodney Lynn Temperton. He is known for his work on The Color Purple (1985), Running Scared (1986) and Boiler Room (2000). He was married to Kathy. He died on September 25, 2016 in London, England. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »


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The Color Purple Soundtrack
Running Scared Composer
Boiler Room Soundtrack
Summer of Sam Soundtrack


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Extraordinarily prolific, yet self-effacing British songwriter who began as a singer while serving with the US army in West Germany. He was subsequently a member of several groups, including Sundown Carousel (in Germany) and The Hammer. His first claim to fame was a s keyboardist for the funk band Heatwave. Temperton was recruited by Quincy Jones in 1978 as a songwriter and formed a successful ... See more »


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