Brownie McGhee (I) (1915–1996)

Soundtrack | Actor | Music Department
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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 $9MM $7.7MM
  • 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 $1.6MM
  • Primary photo for The JerkThe Jerk Blues Singer (as Brownie McGee), Performer ("Pick A Bale Of Cotton") (as Brownie McGee)  Less 1979 $74MM
  • 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 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003 2
    • Warming by the Devil's Fire (Oct 1, 2003) Himself (archive footage), Writer ("Key to the Highway") (as Walter B. McGhee)  Less
    • The Soul of a Man (Sep 29, 2003) Performer ("John Henry")  Less
  • 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 (14 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 Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Blues Vocalist ( 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 ( 1 episode, 1965 )  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 ( 3 episodes, 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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