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Rod McKuen (1933–2015)


Rod McKuen was born on April 29, 1933 in Oakland, California, USA as Rodney Marvin McKuen. He died on January 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Known For

Zodiac Soundtrack
(2007)
Better Off Dead... Soundtrack
(1985)
A Boy Named Charlie Brown Music Department
(1969)

Filmography

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 2019 The Politician (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- The Assassination of Payton Hobart (2019) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2015 U2: Innocence + Experience, Live in Paris (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Seasons In The Sun")
 2015 Mr. Robot (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- eps1.0_hellofriend.mov (2015) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2012 One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (2012) ... (lyrics: "Seasons in the Sun")
 2010 Toast (TV Movie) (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2010 One Night Only: Barbra Streisand and Quartet at the Village Vanguard - September 26,2009 (Video) (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2009 This Beat Goes On: Canadian Pop Music in the 1970s (TV Movie documentary) (lyrics: "Seasons in the Sun")
 2009 The Queens of Country (Video) ("Feelings") / (performer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "'Til That Day", "China Grove", "All I Can Do", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone") / (writer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone")
 2009 Eros (Short) (performer: "Eros") / (writer: "Eros")
 2009 Queens of British Pop (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2007 Zodiac (writer: "Jean")
 2007 Dolly Parton & Friends (Video) ("Feelings") / (performer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "'Til That Day", "China Grove", "All I Can Do", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone") / (writer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Every Loner Has To Go Alone")
 2007 Inspector Lewis (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Old School Ties (2007) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2006 Madonna: The Confessions Tour Live from London (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love")
 2006 The Eight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Madonna (2006) ... (writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love" - uncredited)
 2005 I'm Going to Tell You a Secret (Documentary) (writer: "Drowned World/Substitute For Love")
 2003 High Chaparall (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Steve-O (2003) ... (writer: "Seasons in the sun")
 2002 Merci Dr Rey! (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2002 Remains (Short) (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2002 Cherish (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 2002 Pumpkin (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 2001 Madonna: Drowned World Tour 2001 (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love")
 2001 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun" - uncredited)
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Teenage Crush")
 2000 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 14 January 2000 (2000) ... (lyrics: "Seasons In The Sun")
 1999 Madonna: The Video Collection 93:99 (Video) (performer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love") / (writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love")
  El séptimo de caballería (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998)
- Episode dated 17 November 1998 (1998) ... (performer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love") / (writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love")
 1998 Madonna: Drowned World/Substitute for Love (Video short) (performer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love") / (writer: "Drowned World/Substitute for Love")
  Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1992) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1989)
- Tormented (1992) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun" - uncredited)
- Mighty Jack (1989) ... (lyrics: "Seasons in the Sun")
 1991 Get a Life (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chris Moves Out (1991) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 1990 Derrick (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Solo für Vier (1990) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 1989 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Feeble Attraction (1989) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun" - uncredited)
 1985 Better Off Dead... (writer: "A Man Alone")
 1979 De Mike Burstyn show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1979) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 1977 An Evening with Glen Campbell (TV Special) (writer: "If You Go Away")
 1976 The Awakening of Emily (performer: "Sweet Emily", "God'll Get You", "Rah, Rah, Ragtime", "And How") / (writer: "Sweet Emily", "God'll Get You", "Rah, Rah, Ragtime", "And How", "Trash", "Honey, Don't You Know")
 1976 Dolly (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.25 ... (performer: "All I Can Do", "I Know")
 1974 The Ernie Sigley Show (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 October 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Jean")
- Episode dated 27 June 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
- Episode dated 9 April 1974 (1974) ... (writer: "Seasons in the Sun")
 1973 The Borrowers (TV Movie) (performer: "Isn't It Something") / (writer: "Isn't It Something", "Borrowers Theme")
 1973 Lisa, Bright and Dark (TV Movie) (lyrics: "Miles To Go") / (music: "Miles To Go") / (performer: "Miles To Go")
  The Graham Kennedy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1973) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1972)
- Episode dated 5 June 1973 (1973) ... (writer: "Love's Been Good to Me")
- Episode dated 21 November 1972 (1972) ... (lyrics: "If you go Away" (Ne me Quitte pas))
 1971 Come to Your Senses (Documentary) (performer: "Blessings in Shades of Green", "Love's Been Good to Me", "Lonesome Cities") / (writer: "Blessings in Shades of Green", "Love's Been Good to Me", "Lonesome Cities")
 1971 Kraft Music Hall Presents: The Des O'Connor Show (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 July 1971 (1971) ... (lyrics: "I Think of You" - uncredited)
 1971 Scandalous John (performer: "Pastures Green") / (writer: "Pastures Green")
 1971 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (1971) ... (writer: "Summer in My Eye")
 1970 The 42nd Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Jean")
 1970 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Academy Awards (1970) ... (writer: "Jean" - uncredited)
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1970) (performer - 1 episode, 1970)
- Episode #1.25 (1970) ... (writer: "Love's Been Good to Me")
- Episode #1.18 (1970) ... (performer: "Doesn't Anybody Know My Name") / (writer: "Doesn't Anybody Know My Name")
 1969 A Boy Named Charlie Brown (lyrics: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Champion Charlie Brown", "Failure Face") / (music: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown", "Champion Charlie Brown", "Failure Face") / (performer: "A Boy Named Charlie Brown")
 1969 Sinatra (TV Special documentary) (writer: "Out Beyond the Window", "A Man Alone", "Love's Been Good to Me" - uncredited)
 1969 Music Scene (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... (writer: "Railroad Poetry")
- Episode #1.1 (1969) ... (writer: "Jean")
 1969 Me, Natalie (lyrics: "Natalie", "We", "Off-Ramp To Nowhere" (uncredited)) / (performer: "Natalie", "We")
 1969 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (performer: "Jean" (1969) - uncredited) / (writer: "Jean" (1969) - uncredited)
 1968 Joanna (lyrics: "Joanna", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Ain't You Glad You're Living Joe", "Hello Heartaches", "Joanna (Reprise)") / (music: "Joanna", "I'll Catch The Sun", "Run To Me, Fly To Me (Waltz For Joanna)", "I'm Only Me (Two Girls Bathing)", "When Am I Ever Going Home", "Ain't You Glad You're Living Joe", "Till We're Together Again (Cas's Theme)", "Joanna And Clyde", "Peter's Theme (Before I Die)", "Joanna Hits Town", "Saturday Night In Knightsbridge", "Morocco", "Some August Day", "Hello Heartaches", "Harpsichord Concerto (4th Movement)", "Twenty Four Rue St. Benoit", "Joanna (Reprise)") / (performer: "I'll Catch The Sun")
 1968 Heidi (TV Movie) (lyrics: "A Place of My Own")
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (1965) ... (writer: "The World I Used to Know")
 1965 Bandstand (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 12 June 1965 (1965) ... (writer: "The World I Used To Know", "Someplace Green")
 1963 The Young Swingers (lyrics: "You Pass Me By") / (music: "You Pass Me By")
 1958 The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Aldo Ray (1958) ... (writer: "Sing, Boy, Sing" - uncredited)
- Tommy Sands (1958) ... (writer: "Sing, Boy, Sing" - uncredited)
 1958 Wild Heritage (performer: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home", "Abide With Me")
 1957 Summer Love (lyrics: "Calypso Rock") / (music: "Calypso Rock")
 1957 Golden Ladder (Short) (performer: "Golden Ladder")
 1956 Rock, Pretty Baby! (lyrics: "Picnic By The Sea") / (music: "Picnic By The Sea")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(1950s) Single: Had a hit with Bob McFadden called "The Mummy." McFadden voiced a mummy walking the streets to buy a copy of "Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb" and scaring everyone. McKuen is a beatnik who isn't scared of him. The record is credited to "Bob McFadden and Dor"--Dor being McKuen. See more »

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Alternate Names:

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While speaking at a meeting of the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse in 1982, McKuen told a packed room of 600 people how he was sexually molested by an aunt and uncle when he was seven years old. He advises victimized children to "tell somebody immediately". See more »

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Star Sign:

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