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Ray Brown (VI) (1926–2002)

Ray Brown was born on October 13, 1926 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Raymond Matthews Brown. He is known for his work on Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Just Cause (1995) and Bird (1988). He was married to Cecilia Brown and Ella Fitzgerald. He died on July 2, 2002 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. See full bio »

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Coffee and Cigarettes
Just Cause
Just Cause Soundtrack
Bird Soundtrack
The Hot Rock
The Hot Rock Music Department


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 1980 Opens Wednesday (Short) (musician)
 1977 Telefon (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1976 The Death Collector (composer: additional music)
 1974 Busting (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1972 The Getaway (musician: acoustic double bass - uncredited)
 1972 The Wrath of God (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1972 Two Is a Happy Number (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1972 Jeremiah Johnson (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1972 The Hot Rock (soundtrack musician: bass)
 1971 From Bed to Worse (Short) (musician)
 1971 THX 1138 (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1971 Rough Brunch (Short) (musician)
 1970 Don't Hustle an Ant with Muscle (Short) (musician)
 1970 Husbands (composer: additional music, London)
 1970 The Traveling Executioner (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1970 Mumbo Jumbo (Short) (musician)
 1970 Science Friction (Short) (musician)
 1970 Kelly's Heroes (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1970 Ants in the Pantry (Short) (musician)
 1970 Odd Ant Out (Short) (musician)
 1970 Zig Zag (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1970 Beneath the Planet of the Apes (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1970 Scratch a Tiger (Short) (musician)
 1970 The Only Game in Town (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1969 Isle of Caprice (Short) (musician)
 1969 A Pair of Greenbacks (Short) (musician: acoustic double bass)
 1969 Dune Bug (Short) (musician)
 1969 Never Bug an Ant (Short) (musician)
 1969 The Gypsy Moths (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1969 Technology, Phooey (Short) (musician)
 1969 Extinct Pink (Short) (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1969 I've Got Ants in My Plans (Short) (musician)
 1969 The Ant from Uncle (Short) (musician)
 1969 Hasty But Tasty (Short) (musician)
 1969 The Ant and the Aardvark (TV Series short) (musician)
 1968 Hawks and Doves (Short) (musician)
 1968 Bullitt (musician - uncredited)
 1968 The Split (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1967 Urbanissimo (Short) (musician: soloist)
 1967 Wait Until Dark (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1967 Point Blank (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1967 Banning (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1967 How I Spent My Summer Vacation (TV Movie) (musician: acoustic double bass - uncredited)
 1963 The Prize (musician: bass - uncredited)
 1958 Les tricheurs (musician)
 1958 The Tender Game (Short) (musician: bass)
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Being a jazz musician is a very unnatural and tough way to make a living. Too many of the guys die very early, much too young. The way I figure it, if you can lead a jazz musician's life and make it past thirty-five, chances are good that you'll be around at ninety.


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