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

Actor (15)

TV Land Myths & Legends: Elvis Presley 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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The Blues 2003 (Tv Show)

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Elvis Forever 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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The Test 2000 - 2002 (TV Show)

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

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Sound Affects 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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

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Rock & Roll 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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

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

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

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

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Music (1)

Elvis (TV Show)

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Other (2)

A Midnight Clear 1992 (Movie)

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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."

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Martinis & Bikinis" and "A Boot And A Shoe"

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