Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Rollins worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Alfie" (1965) starring ... Read more »
Born: 09/07/1930 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (10)

Big Eyes 2014 (Movie)

("Doxy") (Song)

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

"Paul's Pal" (Song)

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

"Paul's Pal" (Song Performer)

The Hawk is Dying 2007 (Movie)

Paul's Pal" (Song)

The Talented Mr. Ripley 1999 (Movie)

(Song)

Metro 1997 (Movie)

("Poor Butterfly") (Song Performer)

Working Girl 1988 (Movie)

("St Thomas") (Song)

Saxophone Colossus 1986 (Movie)

(Music)

Saxophone Colossus 1986 (Movie)

("Over the Rainbow" "How Are Things in Glocca Morra" "Peer Gynt" "Don't Stop the Carnival" "G Man") (Performer)

Alfie 1965 (Movie)

(Music)
Actor (7)

The Simpsons 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 34th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

A Great Day in Harlem 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story 1992 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Saxophone Colossus 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Jazz Baroness (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Sonny Rollins brought his musical talents to a variety of films over the course of his Hollywood career. Rollins worked on a variety of projects during his early entertainment career, including "Alfie" (1965) starring Michael Caine, "Saxophone Colossus" (1986) and "Wolf Trap Salutes Dizzy Gillespie: An All-Star Tribute to the Jazz Master" (PBS, 1987-88). He also contributed to "Working Girl" (1988) starring Harrison Ford. In the eighties and the nineties, Rollins devoted his time to various credits, such as "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989-), "Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story" (1992) and "A Great Day in Harlem" with Art Blakey (1995). He also worked on "Metro" (1997). Rollins's music was also featured in the crime drama "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (1999) with Matt Damon, the dramatic adaptation "The Hawk is Dying" (2007) with Paul Giamatti and "The Switch" (2010). Rollins's music was most recently used in "Big Eyes" (2014) with Amy Adams. In addition to his music, Rollins also appeared on-screen in "The Jazz Baroness" (HBO, 2009-2010).

Milestones

Known for such albums as "Saxophone Colossus" and "Tenor Madness"

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