Les Paul

Soundtrack, Actor, Director

Soundtrack, Actor, Director


Les Paul was born on June 9, 1915 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA as Lester William Polfuss. He was married to Mary Ford and Virginia Webb. He died on August 12, 2009 in White Plains, New York, USA.
Birth date
1915-06-09
Death date
2009-08-12
Awards
8 wins & 1 nomination.

Known For


This Boy's Life
This Boy's Life
Soundtrack (1993)
Silver Linings Playbook
Silver Linings Playbook
Soundtrack (2012)
Carol
Carol
Soundtrack (2015)
Casino
Casino
Soundtrack (1995)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
SoundtrackProject Blue Book
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - The Fuller Dogfight (2019) ... (performer: "How High the Moon" - uncredited)
2019
SoundtrackThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - We're Going to the Catskills! (2018) ... (performer: "Someday Sweetheart")
2018
SoundtrackRellik
(TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #1.2 (2017) ... (performer: "The Moon of Manakoora" - uncredited)
2017
SoundtrackCarol
(performer: "Smoke Rings")
2015
SoundtrackPiaf: Hymnes à la môme
(TV Special) (music: "Johnny, tu n'es pas un Ange")
2013
SoundtrackChabada
(TV Series) (music - 1 episode) - Episode #4.33 (2013) ... (music: "Johnny, tu n'es pas un Ange")
2013
SoundtrackFringe
(TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2009 - 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2009) - The Bullet That Saved the World (2012) ... (performer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited) - Fracture (2009) ... (performer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited) / (writer: "Jazz Me Blues" - uncredited)
SoundtrackSilver Linings Playbook
(performer: "The Moon of Manakoora")
2012
SoundtrackGinger & Rosa
(performer: "All of Me")
2012
SoundtrackParenthood
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Date Night (2010) ... (performer: "I'm a Fool to Care" - uncredited)
2010
SoundtrackThe Blind Side
(performer: "How High the Moon")
2009
SoundtrackSpeed Racer
(performer: "Bewitched")
2008
SoundtrackMy Name Is Earl
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Killerball (2008) ... (performer: "Bye Bye Blues")
2008
SoundtrackSupernatural
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Bad Day at Black Rock (2007) ... (performer: "Vaya con Dios")
2007
SoundtrackThe War
(TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes) - A World Without War: March 1945 - September 1945 (2007) ... (performer: "It's Been A Long, Long Time") - Pride of Our Nation: June 1944 - August 1944 (2007) ... (performer: "It's Been A Long, Long Time")
2007
SoundtrackAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) (1 episode) - Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... ("Crazy Rhythm", "How High the Moon", "Let the Good Times Roll", "Ain't That Good News", "Dream Dust", "(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66", "Blue Moon", "Dark Town Strutters' Ball", "Moonglow", "Hawaiian Paradise", "Blue Room", "My Blue Heaven", "Begin the Beguine", "After You've Gone", "Goodbye, Lover, Goodbye", "Cherokee", "Rumors Are Flying", "Brazil", "Lover", "Nola", "Let's Fall in Love" (recorded c. 1950; released 1991), "Just One More Chance" (1951), "Bye Bye Blues" (1952), "Tiger Rag" (1952), "Mocking Bird Hill" (1951), "I Really Don't Want To Know" (1954), "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (1951), "Vaya Con Dios" (1953), "I'm Sitting On Top Of The World" (1953), "Take Me In Your Arms and Hold Me", "Deed I Do", "Avalon", "You Can't Take It With You Blues", "Nature Boy", "Over the Rainbow", "Sweet Georgia Brown", "How High The Moon", "Just Because")
2007
SoundtrackThe Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
(performer: "Bye Bye Blues" (1930), "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise" (1919))
2005
SoundtrackThe Jealous God
(performer: "How High the Moon")
2005
SoundtrackMona Lisa Smile
(performer: "How High the Moon", "I'm Sitting on Top of the World")
2003
SoundtrackThe Sopranos
(TV Series) (1 episode) - Proshai, Livushka (2001) ... ("I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles")
2001
SoundtrackLiberty Heights
(performer: "I'm a Fool to Care")
1999
SoundtrackSLC Punk!
(performer: "Lazy River")
1998
SoundtrackKesäillan valssi
(TV Series) (writer - 1 episode) - Episode #3.7 (1998) ... (writer: "Jussista saan miehen armaan" (Johnny Is the Boy For Me))
1998
SoundtrackCasino
(performer: "How High The Moon")
1995
SoundtrackThis Boy's Life
(performer: "The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise")
1993
SoundtrackNaked Lunch
(performer: "Vaya Con Dios")
1991
SoundtrackGreat Balls of Fire!
(performer: "Lover")
1989
SoundtrackChamps-Elysées
(TV Series) (music - 1 episode) - Spécial Yves Montand (1989) ... (music: "Johnny, tu n'es pas un Ange")
1989
SoundtrackAmerican Playhouse
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - The Roommate (1984) ... (performer: "How High The Moon")
1984
SoundtrackMy Favorite Year
(performer: "How High the Moon")
1982
SoundtrackPorky's
(performer: "How High The Moon")
1981
SoundtrackHeart Beat
(performer: "THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR THE SUNRISE")
1980
SoundtrackHappy Days
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - All the Way (1974) ... (performer: "How High The Moon")
1974
SoundtrackEine Frau mit Pfiff
(TV Movie) (writer: "The Walkin and Whistlin Blues")
1967
SoundtrackTexas Lady
(performer: "Texas Lady")
1955
SoundtrackThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) (performer - 1 episode) - Episode #4.29 (1951) ... (performer: "How High the Moon", "Crying", "Old Fashioned Motel in the Sky" - uncredited)
1951
SoundtrackSarge Goes to College
(performer: "Blues In B Flat and Old Black Joe")
1947
RoleTitleYear
ActorThe Dream Catcher
Man in Pick-Up Truck
1999
ActorSarge Goes to College
Guitarist, The Jam Session
1947
ActorSensations of 1945
Les Paul (uncredited)
1944
RoleTitleYear
DirectorLes Paul & Mary Ford at Home
(TV Series)
1952
RoleTitleYear
ComposerLes Paul & Mary Ford at Home
(TV Series)
1952
RoleTitleYear
ProducerLes Paul & Mary Ford at Home
(TV Series) (supervising producer)
1952
RoleTitleYear
ThanksNorthern Light Orchestra
(Documentary) (acknowledgment)
2009
RoleTitleYear
SelfTurn It Up!
(Documentary) Self
2014
SelfPhonograph Conversations
(Documentary) Self
2013
SelfMy First Guitar
(Documentary) Self
2011
SelfMartino Unstrung
(Video documentary) Self
2008
SelfThe Story of the Guitar
(TV Series documentary) Self - This Time It's Personal... (2008) ... Self - Out of the Frying Pan... (2008) ... Self
2008
SelfAmerican Music: Off the Record
(Documentary) Self
2008
SelfAmerican Masters
(TV Series documentary) Self - Les Paul: Chasing Sound (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfA Tribute to Les Paul
(TV Special) Self
2007
SelfBefore the Music Dies
(Documentary) Self - Musician
2006
SelfSound Man: WWII to MP3
(Documentary) Self
2006
SelfPopObsession
(TV Mini-Series documentary) Self - While My Guitar Gently Weeps (2005) ... Self
2005
SelfBiography
(TV Series documentary) Self - Nat King Cole: Loved in Return (1998) ... Self
1998
SelfClose to You: Remembering the Carpenters
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1997
SelfThe History of Rock 'n' Roll
(TV Series documentary) Self - Guitar Heroes (1995) ... Self
1995
SelfLate Night with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Halle Berry/Les Paul (1993) ... Self - Guest
1993
SelfThe Dennis Miller Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest star - Episode #1.89 (1992) ... Self - Guest star
1992
SelfGuitar
(Video documentary) Les Paul
1991
SelfLeyendas de la guitarra
(TV Movie documentary) Self
1991
SelfLate Night with David Letterman
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 1 October 1987 (1987) ... Self
1987
SelfSalute!
(TV Series) Self - Jose Feliciano (1983) ... Self
1983
SelfThe 25th Annual Grammy Awards
(TV Special) Self
1983
SelfThe Wizard of Waukesha
(Documentary) Self
1980
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 5 July 1978 (1978) ... Self
1978
SelfThe Mike Douglas Show
(TV Series) Self - Guitarist - Episode #17.148 (1978) ... Self - Guitarist - Episode #4.32 (1964) ... Self - Guitarist
1964-1978
SelfThe 19th Annual Grammy Awards
(TV Special) Self
1977
SelfThe Jack Paar Program
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.22 (1963) ... Self - Episode #1.6 (1962) ... Self
1962-1963
SelfThe Tonight Show Starring Jack Parr
(TV Series) Self - Episode #5.68 (1962) ... Self - Episode #5.61 (1961) ... Self - Episode #5.38 (1961) ... Self - Episode #4.186 (1961) ... Self - Episode #4.170 (1961) ... Self Show all 7 episodes
1961-1962
SelfThe Bell Telephone Hour
(TV Series) Self - We Two (1960) ... Self
1960
SelfThe Jimmie Rodgers Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 12 May 1959 (1959) ... Self
1959
SelfThe Patti Page Oldsmobile Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.7 (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Dick Clark Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.25 (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Jimmy Dean Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.2 (1958) ... Self
1958
SelfThe Big Record
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.3 (1957) ... Self
1957
SelfThe Herb Shriner Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 27 November 1956 (1956) ... Self - Episode dated 20 November 1956 (1956) ... Self
1956
SelfPerry Como's Kraft Music Hall
(TV Series) Self - Les Paul and Mary Ford: guest host: Julius La Rosa (1955) ... Self - Les Paul and Mary Ford (1951) ... Self - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1951) ... Self
1951-1955
SelfPerson to Person
(TV Series documentary) Self - Episode #2.26 (1955) ... Self
1955
SelfThe Ed Sullivan Show
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guitarist - Pearl Bailey, Les Paul & Mary Ford, Richard Long & Suzan Ball, the Don Cossack Chorus, Mata & Hari, Willy West & Andy McGinty, the University of Illinois Glee Club (1955) ... Self - Episode #6.11 (1952) ... Self - Episode #4.29 (1951) ... Self - Guitarist
1951-1955
SelfThe Name's the Same
(TV Series) Self - Les Paul & Mary Ford (1954) ... Self
1954
SelfWhat's My Line?
(TV Series) Self - Mystery Guest - Les Paul and Mary Ford (1954) ... Self - Mystery Guest
1954
SelfThe Dave Garroway Show
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.36 (1954) ... Self
1954
SelfThe Colgate Comedy Hour
(TV Series) Self - Guitarist - Episode #4.25 (1954) ... Self - Guitarist
1954
SelfOmnibus
(TV Series) Self - Musician (segment "Les Paul and Mary Ford") - The Gold Dress (1953) ... Self - Musician (segment "Les Paul and Mary Ford")
1953
SelfThe Milton Berle Show
(TV Series) Self - Guitarist / Themselves - Musicians - Episode #5.19 (1953) ... Self - Guitarist - Episode #3.33 (1951) ... Themselves - Musicians (as Les Paul Trio)
1951-1953
SelfThe Red Skelton Hour
(TV Series) Self - Co-Host - Episode #2.18 (1953) ... Self - Co-Host
1953
SelfChance of a Lifetime
(TV Series) Self - Les Paul and Mary Ford (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfThe Jackie Gleason Show
(TV Series) Self - Harry James, Teresa Brewer, Elaine Dunn, Tommy Gumina; The Honeymooners - Sprained Thumb (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfStar of the Family
(TV Series) Self - Episode #2.36 (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfThe Ken Murray Show
(TV Series) Self - Laraine Day/Ann Blyth/Les Paul and Mary Ford (1952) ... Self
1952
SelfLes Paul & Mary Ford at Home
(TV Series) Self
1952
SelfThe Steve Allen Show
(TV Series) Self - The Les Paul Trio (1951) ... Self
1951
SelfFellow on a Furlough
(Short) Themselves
1944
RoleTitleYear
Archive footageDon't Sell My Guitars
(Short)
2017
Archive footageThe Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien
(TV Series) Self - Robin Williams/Piers Morgan/All Time Low (2009) ... Self
2009