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  1. Paul Williams (songwriter) - Wikipedia

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    Paul Hamilton Williams Jr. (born September 19, 1940) is an American composer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is known for writing and co-writing popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s, including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song" and "Out in the Country", Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World", David Bowie's "Fill Your Heart" and the Carpenters' "We've ...

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    Paul Hamilton Williams (born September 19, 1940 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American musician, songwriter and actor . As a boy, Williams auditioned for a role in a television series, Circus Boy, which went to another boy, young Micky Dolenz. Ten years later, Williams auditioned for The Monkees, and was again beaten out for a role by Dolenz.

  3. Paul Williams (saxophonist) - Wikipedia

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    Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams (July 13, 1915 – September 14, 2002) was an American jazz and blues saxophonist, bandleader, and songwriter. His record "The Huckle-Buck", recorded in December 1948, was one of the most successful R&B records of the time.

  4. Category:Songs written by Paul Williams (songwriter) - Wikipedia

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    Pages in category "Songs written by Paul Williams (songwriter)" The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

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    Williams was born in Omaha, Ne­braska, the son of Paul Hamil­ton Williams, an ar­chi­tec­tural en­gi­neer, and his wife, Bertha Mae (née Burn­side), a home­maker. His fa­ther died in a car ac­ci­dent in 1953, when Williams was 13 years old, after which Williams grew up liv­ing with his aunt. As a re­sult, Williams moved to Long Beach, Cal­i­for­nia, with his fam­ily and at­tended Woodrow Wil­son Clas­si­cal High School. One of his broth­ers was John J. Williams, a NASA rocket sci­en­tist, who par­tic­i­pated in the Mer­cury and Apollo pro­grams and was awarded the NASA Dis­tin­guished Ser­vice Medal, their high­est honor, in 1969. His other brother was Men­tor Williams, a song­writer as well who penned Dobie Gray's 1973 hit "Drift Away".[citation needed]

    Williams began his pro­fes­sional song­writ­ing ca­reer with Biff Rose in Los An­ge­les. The two men first met while work­ing to­gether on a tele­vi­sion com­edy show. To­gether, they wrote the song "Fill Your Heart" which was recorded by Rose on his first album, The Thorn in Mrs. Roses Side. Soon there­after Tiny Tim cov­ered it as the B-side of his hit "Tip­toe Through the Tulips" (1968). David Bowie also recorded a faith­ful ver­sion of the song on his album Hunky Dory (1971). Rose and Williams also wrote "I'll Walk Away" (recorded by Rose on his third, epony­mous album). Rose was in­stru­men­tal in get­ting Williams his break with A&M Records which re­sulted in Williams work­ing with song­writer Roger Nichols. Williams and Nichols were re­spon­si­ble for a num­ber of suc­cess­ful pop hits from the 1970s, in­clud­ing sev­eral hits for Three Dog Night (the afore­men­tioned "An Old Fash­ioned Love Song", as well as "The Fam­ily of Man" and "Out in the Coun­try"), Helen Reddy ("You...

    Al­though pre­dom­i­nantly known for his music, Paul Williams has also ap­peared in films and many tele­vi­sion guest spots, such as the Faus­t­ian record pro­ducer Swan in Brian De­Palma's film Phan­tom of the Par­adise (1974)—a rock and roll adap­ta­tion of The Phan­tom of the Opera, Faust, and The Pic­ture of Do­rian Gray, for which Williams also wrote the songs—and as Vir­gil, the ge­nius orang­utan in Bat­tle for the Planet of the Apes(1973). On Feb­ru­ary 9, 1973, Williams made a joke ap­pear­ance on The Tonight Show Star­ring Johnny Car­son in which he sang a song in full make-up as Virgil. He also played Migelito Love­less, Jr. in The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979), a re­union movie fea­tur­ing the orig­i­nal cast of the tele­vi­sion se­ries The Wild Wild West, and played him­self, singing a song to Felix Unger's daugh­ter Edna, on the tele­vi­sion se­ries The Odd Cou­ple in 1974. He made his film debut as Gun­ther Fry in the satire The Loved One(1965). After ap­pear­ing on...

    Williams has been mar­ried three times. He has two chil­dren, Sarah and Cole Williams (born 1981), from his first mar­riage (1971) to Kate Clinton.[citation needed] In 1993 he mar­ried Hilda Keenan Wynn, daugh­ter of actor Keenan Wynn. He is now mar­ried to writer Mar­i­ana Williams.[citation needed] In Sep­tem­ber 2011, di­rec­tor Stephen Kessler's doc­u­men­tary Paul Williams Still Alive pre­miered at the Toronto In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Williams strug­gled with al­co­hol and sub­stance abuse dur­ing the 1970s—1980s. Sober since 1990, Williams has been ac­tive in the field of re­cov­ery from ad­dic­tions and be­came a Cer­ti­fied Drug Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Coun­selor through UCLA. In 2014, he co-au­thored Grat­i­tude and Trust: Re­cov­ery is Not Just for Addicts, with Tracey Jackson. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Mag­a­zine listed Williams among hun­dreds of artists whose ma­te­r­ial was re­port­edly de­stroyed in the 2008 Uni­ver­sal fire.

    Notable songs

    1. "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)", (#1 hit for Barbra Streisand - Billboard Hot 100) 2. "I Won't Last a Day Without You", (#1 hit for Carpenters - Billboard Adult Contemporary) 3. "Rainy Days and Mondays", (#1 hit for Carpenters - Billboard Adult Contemporary) 4. "We've Only Just Begun" (#1 hit for Carpenters - Billboard Adult Contemporary) 5. "The Family of Man" (Canadian #5 hit for Three Dog Night) 6. "Out in the Country" (#15 hit for Three Dog Night) 7. "Talk It Over in the M...

    TV themes

    1. Griffin and Phoenix(1976 TV movie, theme song "A Perfect Love" video by Gord Ritchie) 2. The McLean Stevenson Show 3. Another Day(1978 TV series theme song) 4. The Love Boat 5. It Takes Two 6. Sugar Time! 7. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

    Notable recordings

    1. "The Family of Man" (from A Little Bit of Love[1974]) 2. "Out in the Country" (from Life Goes On[1972])

    Films

    1. The Loved One(1965) 2. The Chase(1966) 3. Flip Wilson Special(1970 - 1974) 4. Watermelon Man(1970) 5. Battle for the Planet of the Apes(1973) 6. Thunderbolt and Lightfoot(1974) 7. Phantom of the Paradise(1974) 8. Bugsy Malone(1976) 9. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas(1977) 10. Smokey and the Bandit(1977) 11. The End(1978) 12. The Cheap Detective(1978) 13. The Muppet Movie(1979) 14. The Night They Saved Christmas(1984) 15. Frog(1987) 16. The Muppet Christmas Carol(1992) 17. The Rules of Att...

    Theatre

    1. Bugsy Malone(1997) 2. Happy Days(2007) 3. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas(2008)

    "Where Do I Go From Here" (composed and performed by Williams for Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) (1974)
    "Evergreen (Love Song from A Star Is Born)" (lyrics written by Williams, Academy and Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song) (1976)
    "Rainbow Connection" (co-composed by Williams for The Muppet Movie) (1979)
    "Flying Dreams" (co-composed with Jerry Goldsmith and performed by Williams for The Secret of N.I.M.H) (1982)

    Compilations

    1. The Holy Mackerel(with The Holy Mackerel [1969]) 2. We've Only Just Begun(by Roger Nichols and Paul Williams) 3. Random Access Memories(Daft Punk) [2013]

    Video games

    1. DC Universe Online, 2011 as The Penguin

    Notes
    Bibliography
  6. Paul Williams (The Temptations singer) - Wikipedia

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    Paul Williams was an American baritone singer and choreographer. Williams was noted for being one of the founding members and original lead singer of the Motown group The Temptations. Along with Elbridge "Al" Bryant, Otis Williams, and fellow Alabamians Eddie Kendricks and Melvin Franklin, Williams was a member of The Temptations. Personal problems and failing health forced Williams to retire in 1971. He was found dead two years later as the result of an apparent suicide.

    Paul Williams was born and raised in the Ensley neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama. He was the son of Sophia and Rufus Williams, a gospel singer in a gospel music vocal group called the Ensley Jubilee Singers. He met Eddie Kendricks in elementary school; supposedly, the two first encountered each other in a fistfight after Williams dumped a bucket of mop water on Kendricks. Both boys shared a love of singing, and sang in their church choir together. As teenagers, Williams, Kendricks, and Kell O

    Although the group now had a record deal, Paul Williams and his bandmates endured a long series of failed singles before finally hitting the Billboard Top 20 in 1964 with "The Way You Do the Things You Do." More hits quickly followed, including "My Girl", "Ain't Too Proud To Beg"

    Williams suffered from sickle-cell anemia, which frequently brought havoc on his physical health. In 1965, Williams began an affair with Winnie Brown, hair stylist for The Supremes and a relative of Supremes member Florence Ballard. In love with Brown but still devoted to his wif

    By early 1973, Williams began recording solo material for Motown. Kendricks, who had quit the Temptations just before Williams left, produced and co-wrote Williams' first single, "Feel Like Givin' Up", with "Once You Had a Heart" as its b-side. However, by the following summer, M

    On August 17, 1973, Williams was found dead inside a car parked in an alley having just left the new house of his then-girlfriend after an argument. A gun was found near his body. His death was ruled as an apparent suicide. According to Otis Williams, Paul had expressed suicidal thoughts to him and Melvin Franklin months before his death. Williams's funeral was held on August 24, with his family and former bandmates in attendance. He was survived by his wife, Mary Agnes Williams, and five childr

    As a member of the Temptations, Paul Williams was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2013. Both of his solo recordings were later released by Motown on Temptations-related compilations in the 1980s and 1990s. In 1998, NBC aired The Temptations, a four-hour television miniseries based upon an autobiographical book by Otis Williams. Paul Williams was portrayed by actor Christian Pay

  7. Paul Williams (Songwriter) – Wikipedia

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    Paul Williams hat in seiner Karriere 1977 den Academy Award (Oscar), den Golden Globe sowie den Grammy gewonnen (nochmals 1980). 2001 wurde er in die amerikanische Songwriter’s Hall of Fame aufgenommen und fungiert seit 2009 als Präsident der American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers(ASCAP). Am bekanntesten sind Paul Williams’ Kompositionen aus den Filmen Die Letzten beißen die Hunde (Where Do I Go From Here), A Star Is Born (Evergreen – Love Song from A Star Is Born), The Muppet Movie (The Rainbow Connection) und The Secret of N.I.M.H (Flying Dreams – von Williams gesungen, komponiert von Jerry Goldsmith). Neben Filmauftritten in The Muppet Movie und als Little Enos im Burt-Reynolds-Blockbuster Ein ausgekochtes Schlitzohr war Williams in diversen Fernsehserien wie Hawaii Five-O, The Love Boat oder Star Trek: Voyagerals Gaststar zu sehen. Für Daft Punk hat Williams als Co-Autor zweier Stücke für das 2013 erschienene Album Random Access Memories mitgewirkt, auf dem er auc...

    1965: Tod in Hollywood (The Loved One)
    1966: Ein Mann wird gejagt (The Chase)
    1972: Der Mann, der die Katzen tanzen ließ (The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing)
    1973: Zapfenstreich (Cinderella Liberty)

    OscarGewonnen: 1. 1977: Kategorie Bester Song für „Evergreen“ aus A Star Is Born (gemeinsam mit Barbra Streisand) Nominiert: 1. 1974: Kategorie Beste Filmmusik für Zapfenstreich (Cinderella Liberty) (gemeinsam mit John Williams) 2. 1975: Kategorie Beste Filmmusik für Das Phantom im Paradies (Phantom of the Paradise) (gemeinsam mit George Aliceson Tipton) 3. 1977: Kategorie Beste Filmmusik für Bugsy Malone Golden GlobeGewonnen: 1. 1977: Bester Filmsong für „Evergreen“ aus A Star Is Born (gemeinsam mit Barbra Streisand) Nominiert: 1. 1976: Bester Filmsong „Bugsy Malone“ aus Bugsy Malone 2. 1980: Bester Filmsong „The Rainbow Connection“ aus Muppet Movie (The Muppet Movie) 3. 1975: Beste Filmmusik für Das Phantom im Paradies (Phantom of the Paradise) GrammyGewonnen: 1. 1980: Best Recording for Children für Muppet Movie Nominiert: 1. 1979: Bestes Album für Apocalypse Now 2. 1978: Bestes Album für A Star Is Born

    ↑ Paul Williamsauf ascap.org, abgerufen am 18. November 2012 (englisch).
    ↑ Biografieauf IMDb.com, abgerufen am 18. November 2012 (englisch).
    ↑ a b c Auszeichnungenauf IMDb.com, abgerufen am 18. November 2012.
  8. Paul Williams (songwriter) | Media Wiki | Fandom

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    Williams was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Paul Hamilton Williams, an architectural engineer, and his wife, Bertha Mae (née Burnside), a homemaker. His father died in a car accident in 1953, when Williams was 13 years old, after which Williams grew up living with his aunt. As a result, Williams moved to Long Beach, California, with his family to attend Woodrow Wilson Classical High School. One of his brothers was John J. Williams, a NASA rocket scientist, who participated in the Mercury and Apollo programs and was awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, their highest honor, in 1969. His other brother was Mentor Williams, a songwriter as well who penned Dobie Gray's 1973 hit "Drift Away".

    Williams began his professional songwriting career with Biff Rose in Los Angeles. The two men first met while working together on a television comedy show. Together, they wrote the song "Fill Your Heart" which was recorded by Rose on his first album, The Thorn in Mrs. Roses Side. Soon thereafter Tiny Tim covered it as the B-side of his hit "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" (1968). David Bowie also recorded a faithful version of the song on his album Hunky Dory (1971). Rose and Williams also wrote "I'll Walk Away" (recorded by Rose on his third, eponymous album). Rose was instrumental in getting Williams his break with A&M Records which resulted in Williams working with songwriter Roger Nichols. Williams and Nichols were responsible for a number of successful pop hits from the 1970s, including several hits for Three Dog Night (the aforementioned "An Old Fashioned Love Song", as well as "The Family of Man" and "Out in the Country"), Helen Reddy ("You and Me Against the World"), and the Carp...

    Template:BLP unsourced sectionAlthough predominantly known for his music, Paul Williams has also appeared in films and many television guest spots, such as the Faustian record producer Swan in Brian DePalma's film Phantom of the Paradise (1974)—a rock and roll adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera, Faust and The Picture of Dorian Gray, for which Williams also wrote the songs—and as Virgil, the genius orangutan in Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973). On February 9, 1973, Williams made a joke appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in which he sang a song in full make-up as Virgil. He also played Migelito Loveless, Jr. in The Wild Wild West Revisited (1979), a reunion movie featuring the original cast of the television series The Wild Wild West, and played himself, singing a song to Felix Unger's daughter Edna, on the television series The Odd Couple in 1974. He made his film debut as Gunther Fry in the satire The Loved One(1965). After appearing on The Muppet Show...

    Williams has been married three times. He has two children, Sarah and Cole Williams (born 1981), from his first marriage (1971) to Kate Clinton. In 1993 he married Hilda Keenan Wynn, daughter of actor Keenan Wynn. He is now married to writer Mariana Williams. In September 2011, director Stephen Kessler's documentary Paul Williams Still Alive premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Williams struggled with alcohol and substance abuse during the 1970s—1980s. Sober since 1990, Williams has been active in the field of recovery from addictions and became a Certified Drug Rehabilitation Counselor through UCLA. In 2014, he co-authored Gratitude and Trust: Recovery is Not Just for Addicts, with Tracey Jackson.

  9. Paul Williams (songwriter) - zxc.wiki

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    Paul Williams won the Academy Award ( Oscar), the Golden Globe and the Grammy in 1977 (again in 1980). In 2001 he was inducted into the American Songwriter's Hall of Fame and has served as President of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) since 2009 .

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