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Known for timeless classics such as "We've Only Just Begun", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "Evergreen", "Just an Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Rainbow Connection", Paul Williams is responsible for what will remain part of our popular culture for many years to come. His music has been recorded by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Phantom of the Paradise Music Department
(1974)
The Muppet Movie Music Department
(1979)
Smokey and the Bandit Little Enos
(1977)

Filmography

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 1998-1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series) (lyrics - 25 episodes)
- Cuba (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- Prom Queen (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- About Face (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- Trances of a Lifetime (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
- Such Sweet Dreams (1999) ... (lyrics: theme song)
 1992 The Muppet Christmas Carol (songs by)
 1987 Ishtar (original songs)
  The Love Boat (TV Series) (lyricist - 249 episodes, 1977 - 1987) (composer - 1 episode, 1979)
- Who Killed Maxwell Thorn? (1987) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 2 (1986) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Christmas Cruise: Part 1 (1986) ... (lyricist: theme music)
- The Shipshape Cruise (1986) ... (lyricist: theme music)
 1983 Condo (TV Series) (composer - 2 episodes)
- Condomania (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
- The Neighbors (1983) ... (composer: theme music)
  It Takes Two (TV Series) (lyricist - 1 episode, 1982) (singer - 1 episode, 1982)
- Andy and the Older Woman (1982) ... (lyricist: theme music) / (singer: theme music)
 1982 The Secret of NIMH (featured vocalist - uncredited) / (lyricist: song - uncredited) / (musician: keyboard - uncredited)
 1979 The Muppet Movie (music adaptor)
  Sugar Time! (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode, 1977) (music supervisor - 1 episode, 1977)
- The Breakup (1977) ... (composer: tunes) / (music supervisor)
 1977 One on One (lyrics by)
  The McLean Stevenson Show (TV Series) (theme music - 2 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (composer - 1 episode, 1976)
- Mac and Big Mac (1977) ... (theme music)
- Going His Way (1976) ... (theme music)
- Who Do You Trust? (1976) ... (composer: theme music)
 1976 A Star Is Born (music supervisor)
 1976 The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (TV Movie) (composer: songs) / (songs: sung by)
 1976 The Peter Marshall Variety Show (TV Series) (composer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 September 1976 (1976) ... (composer: songs)
 1976 Bugsy Malone (music arranger - uncredited) / (words by)
 1974 Phantom of the Paradise (music producer)
 1972 Somebody Waiting (Documentary short) (musician)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: "Here Comes Inspiration" (A&M Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Paul H. Williams

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)

Spouse:

Mariana Hastings | See more »

Children:

Williams, Sarah | See more »

Parents:

Williams, Paul Hamilton

Relatives:

Mentor Williams (sibling)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[advice to young songwriters] Be authentic. Tell us your story. Let us know who you are. When you dare to share something from the center of your chest - your most private thoughts about loneliness or love - you may be happily surprised by the number of people who identify with your emotions and find comfort in knowing they're not alone. See more »

Trivia:

Provided music and lyrics for Garry Marshall's musical adaptation of Happy Days (1974). The sitcom ran in England and Australia and opened in Los Angeles, California in the early part of 2006. See more »

Trademark:

The voice of the Penguin in Batman: The Animated Series See more »

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