Roy Orbison

A beloved and highly influential figure in pop and rock from the late 1950s until his extraordinary comeback in the late 1980s, Roy Orbison was a singer and songwriter possessed of a voice capable of projecting desire ... Read more »
Born: 04/22/1946 in Vernon, Texas, USA

Filmography

Music (68)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 (Movie)

("In Dreams") (Song)

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl 2015 (Movie)

("In Dreams") (Song Performer)

Trainwreck 2015 (Movie)

("She's A Mystery To Me") (Song Performer)

A Most Wanted Man 2014 (Movie)

("Falling") (Song)

Mistaken for Strangers 2014 (Movie)

("I'm Hurtin'") (Song Performer)

Mistaken for Strangers 2014 (Movie)

("I'm Hurtin'") (Song)

Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction 2013 (Movie)

("Blue Bayou") (Song)

Warm Bodies 2013 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song Performer)

Warm Bodies 2013 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

("Oh, Pretty Woman") (Song Performer)

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection 2012 (Movie)

("Oh, Pretty Woman") (Song)

50/50 2011 (Movie)

("Crying") (Song Performer)

50/50 2011 (Movie)

("Crying") (Song)

W. 2008 (Movie)

("Claudette") (Song Performer)

W. 2008 (Movie)

("Claudette") (Song)

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

("Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel)") (Song)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song Performer)

Date Movie 2006 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song)

Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006 (Movie)

("You Got It") (Song Performer)

Sleeping Dogs Lie 2006 (Movie)

("You Got It") (Song)

Dreamcatcher 2003 (Movie)

("Blue Bayou") (Song Performer)

Dreamcatcher 2003 (Movie)

("Blue Bayou") (Song)

Paperback Hero 2000 (Movie)

("I Drove All Night" Drove All Night" "Pretty Woman") (Song Performer)

Paperback Hero 2000 (Movie)

song Pretty Woman(") (Song)

Roy Orbison in Concert 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Song Performer

In Dreams 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

In Dreams 1999 (Movie)

("In Dreams") (Song Performer)

Roy Orbison Anthology 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Song Performer

The Love Letter 1999 (Movie)

("Only the Lonely") (Song Performer)

The Love Letter 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Dance With Me 1998 (Movie)

("Dream Baby") (Song Performer)

You've Got Mail 1998 (Movie)

("Dream") (Song Performer)

Girls' Night 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Girls' Night 1997 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song Performer)

Gravesend 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Gravesend 1997 (Movie)

("Crying") (Song Performer)

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

Gummo 1997 (Movie)

("Crying") (Song Performer)

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

("You May Feel Me Crying") (Song Performer)

Star Trek: First Contact 1996 (Movie)

("Ooby Dooby") (Song Performer)

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

("Blue Bayou" "So Young" "Blue Rain") (Song Performer)

Sunchaser 1996 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song Performer)

Dumb & Dumber 1994 (Movie)

(Song)

That Night 1993 (Movie)

("Dream Baby") (Song Performer)

The Thing Called Love 1993 (Movie)

("Blame It on Your Heart") (Song)

The 1992 Miss Teen USA Pageant 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

(Song)

Only the Lonely 1991 (Movie)

("Only the Lonely") (Song Performer)

Tribute to John Lennon 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Song Performer

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

("Pretty Woman") (Song Performer)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

(Song)

Running on Empty 1988 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song)

Hiding Out 1987 (Movie)

("Crying") (Song Performer)

Hiding Out 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

("Life Fades Away") (Song Performer)

Less Than Zero 1987 (Movie)

(Song)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

("In Dreams") (Song Performer)

Blue Velvet 1986 (Movie)

(Song)

Insignificance 1985 (Movie)

(Song)

Insignificance 1985 (Movie)

("Wild Hearts") (Song Performer)

Weird Science 1985 (Movie)

("Oh Pretty Woman") (Song)

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

("That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" "Eyes of Texas") (Song Performer)

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

songs (Song)

The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 (Movie)

("Blue Bayou") (Song Performer)

Blue Bayou (TV Show)

Music
Actor (13)

Roy Orbison in Concert 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Best of Cinemax Sessions 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Coming Home: A Rockin' Reunion 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

M & W Men and Women 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Roy Orbison & Friends: A Black & White Night 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll! 1987 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Elvis Remembered: Nashville to Hollywood 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)

Actor

Roadie 1980 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

The Fastest Guitar Alive 1968 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

A Tribute to Ricky Nelson (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A beloved and highly influential figure in pop and rock from the late 1950s until his extraordinary comeback in the late 1980s, Roy Orbison was a singer and songwriter possessed of a voice capable of projecting desire, loneliness and heartbreak on an operatic scale in such enduring hits as "Only the Lonely," "Oh Pretty Woman," "In Dreams," "Blue Bayou" and countless others. He was a second-string figure on the Sun Records label, the groundbreaking Memphis outfit that produced the early work of Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, but found his niche after leaving for Monument Records in 1961. There, he brought together swelling orchestral strings and heavenly vocal choruses behind the formidable power of his voice, which could rise from a guttural growl to an angelic falsetto. His Byronic music and persona ran out of steam in the late '60s, but a generation of singers, from Linda Ronstadt and Bruce Springsteen to Chris Isaak and k.d. lang, paid tribute with covers that led to a revival in the late '80s that encompassed countless live shows, re-recorded versions of his greatest hits, and The Traveling Wilburys, a Grammy-winning collaboration with George Harrison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Though Orbison died at the height of his comeback, the incredible four decades of work he left behind represented some of the greatest, most passionate songs in the history of 20th century pop music.

Relationships

Barbara Orbison Actor

Husband
Met in 1968, when he was 32 and she was 17 Married March 25, 1969 until his death on Dec. 6, 1988

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