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Toots Thielemans (1922–2016)

Music Department | Soundtrack | Composer
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KNOWN FOR 
French Kiss (1995) | Hard Rain (1998) | Midnight Cowboy (1969)
AWARDS 
1 nomination More »
AKA 
'Toots' Thielemans | Jean 'Toots' Thielemans | Jean Toots Thielemans | Jean Thielemans | Toots Thielmans  Less
BORN 
Apr 29, 1922 (died Aug 22, 2016)

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Past Film & Video (43 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ManglehornManglehorn Performer ("Adagio Assai from Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in G Major")  Less 2014 $4MM $132K / —
  • Primary photo for Monica ZMonica Z Writer ("Bedårande sommarvals")  Less 2013
  • Primary photo for The Missing PersonThe Missing Person Performer ("Adagio Assai - Concerto For Piano and Orchestra in G major") (as Toots Theilemans)  Less 2009 $1.5MM $18K / —
  • Primary photo for PistvaktPistvakt Performer ("Lillemors vaggvisa"), Writer ("Lillemors vaggvisa")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Tom & ThomasTom & Thomas Musician (harmonica soloist) (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Next Stop WonderlandNext Stop Wonderland Performer ("Aquarela do Brasil")  Less 1998 $1MM $3.4MM / —
  • Primary photo for How Stella Got Her Groove BackHow Stella Got Her Groove Back Musician (harmonica)  Less 1998 $20MM $38MM / —
  • Primary photo for Hard RainHard Rain Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1998 $70MM $20MM / $2.6MM
  • Primary photo for French KissFrench Kiss Musician (harmonica solo), Performer ("I Love Paris")  Less 1995 $39MM / $102MM
  • Primary photo for IntersectionIntersection Musician (harmonica performances)  Less 1994 $45MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for Salutations distinguéesSalutations distinguées (Short) Composer  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for De kleine blonde doodDe kleine blonde dood Composer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Falstaff on the MoonFalstaff on the Moon (Short) Composer  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Fried Green TomatoesFried Green Tomatoes Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1991 $11MM $82MM / $119MM
  • Primary photo for Funny About LoveFunny About Love Soundtrack (Harmonica Performances)  Less 1990 $8.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Cinq jours en juinCinq jours en juin Lyrics ("Love Makes The Change")  Less 1989
  • Primary photo for Der kleine StaatsanwaltDer kleine Staatsanwalt Composer  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for Manon of the SpringManon of the Spring Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1986 $3.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Jean de FloretteJean de Florette Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1986 $4.9MM / —
  • Primary photo for Faubourg St MartinFaubourg St Martin Writer ("Bluesette") (as Jean Thielemans)  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for One Woman or TwoOne Woman or Two Composer  Less 1985 $179K / —
  • Primary photo for L'homme aux yeux d'argentL'homme aux yeux d'argent Musician (harmonica)  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for YashaYasha Composer  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for HelloHello (Short) Musician (soloist)  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for Zware jongensZware jongens Composer  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for One Could Laugh in Former DaysOne Could Laugh in Former Days Solist (mondharmonica)  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for ArthurArthur Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1981 $7MM $95MM / —
  • Primary photo for Le guignoloLe guignolo Musician (harmonica), Soundtrack ("Toots Solo"), Performer ("Guignolo Romantique", "Guignolo Vaudeville", "Guignolo Policier", "Bibou Blues", "Guignolo Burlesque", "Chinois")  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Chilly Scenes of WinterChilly Scenes of Winter Musician (Guitar, harmonica and whistle) (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)  Less 1979
  • Primary photo for The WizThe Wiz Musician (harmonica) (uncredited)  Less 1978 $24MM $21MM / —
  • Primary photo for CampingCamping Composer  Less 1978
  • Primary photo for De dwaze lotgevallen van Sherlock JonesDe dwaze lotgevallen van Sherlock Jones Composer (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Dunderklumpen!Dunderklumpen! Pellegnillot (voice), Composer  Less 1974
  • Primary photo for The Sugarland ExpressThe Sugarland Express Harmonica (solos) (as 'Toots' Thielemans)  Less 1974 $3MM $7.5MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for Salut l'artisteSalut l'artiste Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Turkish DelightTurkish Delight Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1973 NLG 800K
  • Primary photo for Cinderella LibertyCinderella Liberty Soundtrack ("You're So Nice To Be Around", "Wednesday Special") (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The GetawayThe Getaway Musician (harmonica solos)  Less 1972 $3.4MM $37MM / $59MM
  • Primary photo for Brother JohnBrother John Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 1971
  • Primary photo for Adam at Six A.M.Adam at Six A.M. Musician (harmonica) (as Jean Toots Thielemans)  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for Midnight CowboyMidnight Cowboy Musician (harmonica played by) (as Jean 'Toots' Thielemans)  Less 1969 $3.6MM $45MM / —
  • Primary photo for BanningBanning Musician (harmonica) (uncredited)  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Young SavagesThe Young Savages Musician (harmonica) (uncredited)  Less 1961
Past Television (14 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Bi no tsuboBi no tsubo (TV Series) Writer ("Soul") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Performer ("Soul") ( 1 episode, 2013 ) , Performer ("Wilsamba") ( 1 episode, 2013 )  Less 2013 2
    • Tokyo no mizube (May 17, 2013) Performer ("Wilsamba")  Less
    • Chikurin (Apr 12, 2013) Performer ("Soul"), Writer ("Soul")  Less
  • Primary photo for WitseWitse (TV Series) Musician (harmonica solo)  Less 2004–2012
  • Primary photo for BaantjerBaantjer (TV Series) Musician (mouth organ) ( 124 episodes, 1995–2006 ) , Soloist ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 1995–2006 124
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  • Primary photo for Store danskereStore danskere (TV Series) Composer ( 1 episode, 2005 )  Less 2005 1
    • Dirch Passer (Mar 6, 2005) Composer (as Toots Thielmans)  Less
  • Primary photo for Jacques Brel op de MarquisenJacques Brel op de Marquisen (TV Movie) Performer ("Ne me Quitte pas")  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Sex and the CitySex and the City (TV Series) Performer ("Hard To Say Goodbye") ( 1 episode, 2002 )  Less 2002 1
    • I Heart NY (Feb 10, 2002) Performer ("Hard To Say Goodbye") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Barend en Van DorpBarend en Van Dorp (TV Series) Performer ("What a wonderful world") ( 1 episode, 2001 ) , Himself - Musician ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for As Summers DieAs Summers Die (TV Movie) Harmonica  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Invitation to DanceInvitation to Dance (TV Movie) Musician (harmonica)  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for SesamstraatSesamstraat (TV Series) Musician  Less 1976– 
  • Primary photo for TogetherTogether (TV Movie) Himself - Guitarist - Mouth Organist, Composer  Less 1969
  • Primary photo for Eine Frau mit PfiffEine Frau mit Pfiff (TV Movie) Himself (as Jean Toots Thielemans), Performer ("Sing Sing Sing", "The Walkin and Whistlin Blues", "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", "Sport und Musik", "Whistle while you work", "Jeder Spatz pfeift es vom Dach", "Mein Herz hat heut Premiere", "Sing ein Lied, wenn du mal traurig bist", "Fips, der Pfeifer", "Yesterday", "Sorbas Dance", "Die Figaro-Arie", "Wir machen Musik")  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Svenska ödenSvenska öden (TV Mini-series) Actor ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963 1
  • Primary photo for Stars of JazzStars of Jazz (TV Series) Performer ("Body and Soul") ( 1 episode, 1957 ) , Himself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
Self (21 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Help HaïtiHelp Haïti (TV Movie) Himself  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Christmas in ParisChristmas in Paris Himself  Less 2008 €2MM
  • Primary photo for Between a Smile and a TearBetween a Smile and a Tear (Video) Himself  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for Late Show with David LettermanLate Show with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself - Musical Support ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
    • Episode #10.77 (Jan 21, 2003) Himself - Musical Support  Less
  • Primary photo for Barend en Van DorpBarend en Van Dorp (TV Series) Himself - Musician ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001
  • Primary photo for TROS TV ShowTROS TV Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1997 )  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Late Night with David LettermanLate Night with David Letterman (TV Series) Himself / Himself - Guest ( 5 episodes, 1982–1992 )  Less 1982–1992
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  • Primary photo for Thielemans Toots with Sylvia Vrethammar and Sivuca RendezvousThielemans Toots with Sylvia Vrethammar and Sivuca Rendezvous (Video) Self  Less 1985
  • Primary photo for Champs-ElyséesChamps-Elysées (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Himself - Musical Guest ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for The Val Doonican Music ShowThe Val Doonican Music Show (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1981 )  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Paul Simon SpecialThe Paul Simon Special (TV Special) Himself  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Himself - mouth organist ( 1 episode, 1977 )  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Hit-JournalHit-Journal (TV Series) Himself - Musician ( 1 episode, 1976 )  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Himself - Jazz Musician / Himself ( 3 episodes, 1967–1971 )  Less 1967–1971
  • Primary photo for EchoEcho (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1966 )  Less 1966
  • Primary photo for The Jimmy Dean ShowThe Jimmy Dean Show (TV Series) Himself ( 9 episodes, 1963–1965 )  Less 1963–1965
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  • Primary photo for JazzprismaJazzprisma (TV Movie) Himself - Guitar Player  Less 1965
  • Primary photo for The Mahalia Jackson ShowThe Mahalia Jackson Show (TV Movie) Himself - Harmonica  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Musik für MillionenMusik für Millionen (TV Series) Himself - Musician ( 1 episode, 1961 )  Less 1961
  • Primary photo for Stars of JazzStars of Jazz (TV Series) Himself ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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