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Earl Brown (II) (1928–2008)

Earl Brown was born on December 25, 1928 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Walter Earl Brown. He is known for his work on The Skeleton Key (2005), The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971) and All Commercials... A Steve Martin Special (1980). He died on January 10, 2008 in Sherman Oaks, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 11 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

The Skeleton Key Soundtrack
(2005)
Cher Music Department
(1975)

Filmography

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 1994 Thumbelina (choral arrangements)
 1985 Motown Returns to the Apollo (TV Special) (special music material)
 1983 Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever (TV Special documentary) (special musical material)
 1983 Suzanne Somers... And 10,000 G.I.'s (TV Special) (composer: music and lyrics)
 1982 Magic with the Stars (TV Movie) (composer: theme music)
  Marie (TV Series) (special music material - 1 episode, 1980) (special musical material - 1 episode, 1980)
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... (special music material)
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... (special musical material)
 1980 The Osmond Family Christmas Special (TV Special) (special music material)
 1980 The Cheryl Ladd Special: Souvenirs (TV Movie) (choral arrangements)
 1980 The Beatrice Arthur Special (TV Special) (special musical material)
  Donny and Marie (TV Series) (special musical material - 5 episodes, 1976 - 1977) (special music material - 3 episodes, 1976) (musical numbers - 1 episode, 1979)
- Episode #4.13 (1979) ... (musical numbers)
- Episode #3.9 (1977) ... (special musical material)
- Episode #3.1 (1977) ... (special musical material)
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... (special musical material)
- Episode #2.4 (1976) ... (special music material)
 1978 Happy Birthday, Bob (TV Special) (writer: Donny & Marie medley)
 1978 The Goldie Hawn Special (TV Special) (special musical material)
 1976-1977 The Sonny and Cher Show (TV Series) (special musical material - 33 episodes)
- Episode #2.22 (1977) ... (special musical material)
- Episode #2.21 (1977) ... (special musical material)
- Episode #2.20 (1977) ... (special musical material)
- Episode #2.19 (1977) ... (special musical material)
- Episode #2.18 (1977) ... (special musical material)
  Cher (TV Series) (special material - 1 episode, 1975) (special musical material - 1 episode, 1975)
- Episode #2.11 (1975) ... (special material)
- Episode #2.2 (1975) ... (special musical material)
 1973 Don't Call Me Mama Anymore (TV Special) (special musical material)
 1973 Up with People (TV Movie) (special material)
 1969 The Dinah Shore Special: Like Hep (TV Special) (special musical material - as W. Earl Brown)
 1969 The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (TV Series) (choral direction - 2 episodes)
- Jeannie C. Riley & The Monkees (1969) ... (choral direction)
 1968 The Ann-Margret Show (TV Special) (choral direction)
 1968 Elvis: The Comeback Special (TV Special documentary) (lyricist: special lyrics - as W. Earl Brown) / (music arranger: choral) / (vocal arrangements - as W. Earl Brown)
 1968 Petula (TV Special) (special lyrics) / (vocal arrangements)
 1968 Carnival Nights (TV Special) (special musical material)
  The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (additional vocal material - 5 episodes, 1963 - 1966) (choral direction - 4 episodes, 1964 - 1967) (choral director - 2 episodes, 1963 - 1964)
- Episode #4.17 (1967) ... (choral direction)
- Episode #4.14 (1966) ... (additional vocal material) / (choral direction)
- Buddy Ebsen, Clint Eastwood, Fess Parker, Charo (1965) ... (additional vocal material) / (choral direction)
- Episode #2.27 (1965) ... (additional vocal material)
- Episode #2.7 (1964) ... (choral director)
  The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series) (special musical material - 9 episodes, 1959 - 1963) (composer - 6 episodes, 1957 - 1959) (music arranger - 3 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (choral director - 2 episodes, 1962 - 1963) (special musica material - 2 episodes, 1961)
- Bobby Darin, Andre Previn (1963) ... (special musical material)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1963) ... (choral director) / (special musical material)
- Frank Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan, Bessie Griffith (1962) ... (choral director) / (special musical material)
- The Dinah Shore Show (1961) ... (special musica material - as W. Earl Brown)
- Episode #5.33 (1961) ... (special musica material - as W. Earl Brown)
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (opening music - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.34 (1954) ... (opening music)
Show Show Writer (12 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (18 credits)
Show Show Composer (5 credits)
Show Show Self (3 credits)
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

W. Earl Brown
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Over the years as Musical Director, he won accolades composing special musical material for the long running "Dinah Shore Chevy Show"(1956-63) as well as " The Sonny and Cher Show ", "Donny and Marie" and other weekly variety shows. See more »

Star Sign:

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