Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips began her career as a teenage Contemporary Christian Music singer under her given name, Leslie Phillips. (Sam is a nickname; she is not related to the similarly-named founder of Sun Records who discovered ... Read more »
Born: 01/05/1923 in Florence, Alabama, USA

Filmography

Music (16)

Bunheads 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Music

Crazy Heart 2009 (Movie)

("Reflecting Light") (Song)

Crazy Heart 2009 (Movie)

("Reflecting Light") (Song Performer)

Down to You 2000 (Movie)

("I Need Love") (Song Performer)

Here on Earth 2000 (Movie)

("I Need Love") (Song)

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

(Song)

The End of Violence 1997 (Movie)

("Animals on Wheels") (Song Performer)

Melrose Place 1994 - 1995 (Tv Show)

Song

Ruby in Paradise 1993 (Movie)

songs (Song)

Ruby in Paradise 1993 (Movie)

("Raised on Promises" "Holding on to the Earth") (Song Performer)

A Midnight Clear 1992 (Movie)

song producer("It Came Upon a Midnight Clear") (Song)

A Midnight Clear 1992 (Movie)

(Song Performer)

Heartbreak Hotel 1988 (Movie)

("Mystery Train") (Song)

This Is Elvis 1981 (Movie)

("Mystery Train") (Song)

The Last Waltz 1978 (Movie)

("Mystery Train") (Song)

Elvis (TV Show)

Song
Actor (14)

Gilmore Girls 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elvis Forever 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Sound Affects 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

America's Music: The Roots of Country 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The History of Rock 'n' Roll 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: His Life and Times 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Elvis: The Great Performances 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Tribute to Ricky Nelson 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor
Other (2)

A Midnight Clear 1992 (Movie)

(Thanks)

U2 Rattle and Hum 1988 (Movie)

assistance (Assistant)

Biography

Sam Phillips began her career as a teenage Contemporary Christian Music singer under her given name, Leslie Phillips. (Sam is a nickname; she is not related to the similarly-named founder of Sun Records who discovered Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.) Growing disenchanted with the CCM scene, partially because it became over-identified with a strain of right-wing politics with which she did not agree, Phillips turned to alternative pop under the tutelage of her then-husband, musician and producer T-Bone Burnett. Following Burnett's lead after the success of his work on the Coen Brothers' film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," which spawned a successful Burnett-produced soundtrack album, Phillips took the position of music supervisor on the comedy-drama "Gilmore Girls." Staying with the series for the entirety of its six-year run, Phillips wrote and performed the show's instantly-recognizable incidental music, most of which featured her own acoustic guitar and wordless vocals. Phillips also appeared in the final episode of series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino's tenure on the show, under the character name "Muse Troubador." It was Phillips' third on-screen appearance, following a key role as the mute terrorist Katya in 1995's "Die Hard: With a Vengeance," and as a club singer in Wim Wenders' "The End of Violence."

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