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Brownie McGhee (I) (1915–1996)

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KNOWN FOR 
Superbad (2007) | Adventures in Babysitting (1987) | Angel Heart (1987)
AKA 
Brownie McGee | Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee
BORN 
Nov 30, 1915 (died Feb 16, 1996)

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Past Film & Video (17 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for LovingLoving Performer ("Feel So Good")  Less 2016 $4.1MM
  • Primary photo for House at the End of the StreetHouse at the End of the Street Performer ("Crazy 'Bout You Baby")  Less 2012 $6.9MM $32MM
  • Primary photo for Physical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under ReviewPhysical Graffiti: A Classic Album Under Review (Video) Writer ("Penicillin Blues")  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for SuperbadSuperbad Performer ("Dangerous Woman (With A 45 In Her Hand)")  Less 2007 $20MM $121MM
  • Primary photo for Guy XGuy X Performer ("Lonesome Day"), Writer ("Lonesome Day")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Soul of a ManThe Soul of a Man Performer ("John Henry")  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for DogfightDogfight Performer ("GUITAR HIGHWAY"), Writer ("GUITAR HIGHWAY")  Less 1991 $395K
  • Primary photo for A Matter of DegreesA Matter of Degrees Performer ("Blue Feeling"), Writer ("Blue Feeling")  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Adventures in BabysittingAdventures in Babysitting Lyrics ("Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock-n-Roll") (as McGhee), Music ("Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock-n-Roll") (as McGhee)  Less 1987 $34MM
  • Primary photo for Angel HeartAngel Heart Toots Sweet, Soundtrack ("Rainy Rainy Day")  Less 1987 $17MM $17MM
  • Primary photo for Get CrazyGet Crazy Writer ("The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock and Roll") (as B. McGhee)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The JerkThe Jerk Blues Singer (as Brownie McGee), Performer ("Pick A Bale Of Cotton") (as Brownie McGee)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for LeadbellyLeadbelly Musician  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Thank You, M'amThank You, M'am (Short) Composer  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Book of NumbersBook of Numbers Performer ("I Walk with the Lord", "Blue Boy Holler", "He's Alright", "I'm So Glad", "Blue's Last Walk")  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Buck and the PreacherBuck and the Preacher Featured Musician  Less 1972
  • Primary photo for A Face in the CrowdA Face in the Crowd Servant with Limp (uncredited)  Less 1957
Past Television (9 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for House of LiesHouse of Lies (TV Series) Writer ("Fox Chase") (1 episode, 2013)  Less 2013 1
  • Primary photo for DeadwoodDeadwood (TV Series) Performer ("Hole In The Wall") (1 episode, 2006), Writer ("Hole In The Wall") (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
    • I Am Not the Fine Man You Take Me For (Jun 18, 2006) Performer ("Hole In The Wall") (uncredited), Writer ("Hole In The Wall") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The BluesThe Blues (TV Series) Writer ("Key to the Highway") (1 episode, 2003), Performer ("John Henry") (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 2
  • Primary photo for BaseballBaseball (TV Mini-series) Performer ("Baseball Boogie") (1 episode, 1994), Writer ("Baseball Boogie") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • The National Pastime (Sep 25, 1994) Performer ("Baseball Boogie"), Writer ("Baseball Boogie")  Less
  • Primary photo for MatlockMatlock (TV Series) Brownie McGhee (1 episode, 1989), Performer ("The Midnight Special", "The Bluesman") (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
    • The Blues Singer (May 9, 1989) Brownie McGhee, Performer ("The Midnight Special", "The Bluesman")  Less
  • Primary photo for Family TiesFamily Ties (TV Series) Eddie Dupre (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Performer ("The Ballad of John Henry") (1 episode, 1988), Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
    • Woody Guthrie (Jan 8, 1988) Himself (archive footage), Performer ("The Ballad of John Henry")  Less
  • Primary photo for The Old Grey Whistle TestThe Old Grey Whistle Test (TV Series) Writer ("That's Why I'm Walking", "Walk On") (1 episode, 1973), Performer ("That's Why I'm Walking", "Sonny's Things", "Walk On") (1 episode, 1973), Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
    • Episode dated 17 July 1973 (Jul 17, 1973) Himself, Performer ("That's Why I'm Walking", "Sonny's Things", "Walk On"), Writer ("That's Why I'm Walking", "Walk On")  Less
  • Primary photo for Dave's PlaceDave's Place (TV Series) Performer ("Midnight Special", "Talking Harmonica Blues", "Pick Bale O' Cotton") (1 episode, 1965), Himself (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965 1
    • Episode #1.11 (Dec 12, 1965) Himself (as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee), Performer ("Midnight Special", "Talking Harmonica Blues", "Pick Bale O' Cotton")  Less
Self (13 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Freedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a CenturyFreedom Highway: Songs that Shaped a Century Himself  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for Acoustic RoutesAcoustic Routes Himself  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Blues Under the SkinBlues Under the Skin Bluesman  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Old Grey Whistle TestThe Old Grey Whistle Test (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Virginia Graham ShowThe Virginia Graham Show (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1971)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for FestivalFestival Himself  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Strolling '20sThe Strolling '20s (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for Dave's PlaceDave's Place (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1965)  Less 1965
    • Episode #1.11 (Dec 12, 1965) Himself (as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee)  Less
  • Primary photo for A Roomful of MusicA Roomful of Music (TV Series) Himself - Performer  Less 1965– 
  • Primary photo for Blues and Gospel TrainBlues and Gospel Train (TV Movie) Himself  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Revlon RevueThe Revlon Revue (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1959)  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for The Sunday BreakThe Sunday Break (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1958)  Less 1958
  • Primary photo for To Hear Your Banjo PlayTo Hear Your Banjo Play (Short) Himself  Less 1947
Archive Footage (7 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Folk AmericaFolk America (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2009)  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Folk BritanniaFolk Britannia (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The BluesThe Blues (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Muromachi: Plate LunchMuromachi: Plate Lunch (TV Movie) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Legends of Country Blues GuitarLegends of Country Blues Guitar (Video) Himself (archive footage)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for Bluesland: A Portrait in American MusicBluesland: A Portrait in American Music Himself - Performer (archive footage)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for ArenaArena (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988
    • Woody Guthrie (Jan 8, 1988) Himself (archive footage)  Less

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