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Brenda Russell was born on April 8, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Brenda Gordon. She was previously married to Brian Russell. See full bio »

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Bad Company Soundtrack
John Q Soundtrack


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 2018-2019 The Clash (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Agawan upuan (2019) ... (writer: "I'm Here")
- Battle to Eight (2018) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2018 Nobody's Fool (writer: "Get Here")
 2018/I Life of the Party (writer: "Still Not a Player")
 2015/I Vacation (writer: "Still Not A Player")
 2014 Todd's Pop Song Reviews (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Top Ten Best Hit Songs of 2013 (2014) ... (writer: "The Way")
 2014 That Awkward Moment (writer: "Still Not a Player" - as Brenda Gordon Russell)
 2013 American Music Awards 2013 (TV Special) (writer: "The Way")
 2013 The Voice of the Philippines (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (2013) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2012 Sarah G Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Enchong Dee/Richard Reynoso/Chad Borja/Vina Morales (2012) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2012 Top of the Pops 2 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Donna Summer (2012) ... (writer: "Dinner with Gershwin")
 2012 The Voice UK (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Live Show 1 (2012) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2012 Celeste & Jesse Forever (lyrics: "A Little Bit of Love" - as Brenda Gordon Russell) / (music: "A Little Bit of Love" - as Brenda Gordon Russell) / (performer: "A Little Bit of Love")
 2009 Dirty Mind (writer: "NONE OF US ARE FREE")
 2008 JCVD (as Russell, "None Of Us Are Free")
 2003-2008 Deutschland sucht den Superstar (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Die Top 15 - Jetzt oder nie (2008) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Top 20 - live: Die Frauen #2 (2007) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Mottoshow #7 - Soul (2006) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Top 50: Die zweite Chance (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Mottoshow #5 - Die 80er (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2007 The 61st Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "I'm Here")
 2006 The 60th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (writer: "Hell No!", "The Color Purple")
 2006 Heartbreak Hotel (performer: "Piano in the Dark") / (writer: "Piano in the Dark")
 2002-2006 American Idol (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Top 24 Performance Show: Part 1 (Girls) (2006) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Showdown! (2002) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Two for Each One (2002) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2003-2005 Canadian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Group 4 Performances (2005) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Last Group (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2004 Singapore Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Piano Show 1 (2004) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2004 Malaysian Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Second Workshop (2004) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2003 Ídolos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gala 1 - Meu Ídolo (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2001-2003 Pop Idol (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Heat 3 (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Heat 3 (2001) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2003 Idols! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Liveshow #8 - Kandidatenkeuze (2003) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2002 Idol (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Top 48 #5 (2002) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 2002 Bad Company (performer: "Tonite") / (writer: "Tonite")
 2002 John Q (writer: "Justice of the Heart")
 2001 The Jazz Channel Presents Brenda Russell (Video) (performer: "Expect a Miracle", "Catch On", "She's In Love", "Way Back When", "If Only For One Night", "Walkin' In New York", "Love and Paris Rain", "An Ideal World", "Piano in the Dark", "Please Felipe", "Something About Your Love", "So Good So Right", "Get Here") / (writer: "Expect a Miracle", "Catch On", "She's In Love", "Way Back When", "If Only For One Night", "Walkin' In New York", "Love and Paris Rain", "An Ideal World", "Piano in the Dark", "Please Felipe", "So Good So Right", "Get Here")
 2001 Phoenix Nights (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2001) ... (writer: "Get Here" - uncredited)
 1999 Liberty Heights (performer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In") / (producer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In") / (writer: "Baby Eyes", "When Love Walked In")
 1999 Soul Music Festival: Part 5 (TV Special) (writer: "Please Pardon Me (You Remind Me of a Friend)" - as Brenda Gordon)
 1996-1999 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #10.9 (1999) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Episode #7.9 (1996) ... (writer: "Get Here")
 1998 Finding Graceland (writer: "Wayward Soul")
 1997 An Evening with Patti LuPone (TV Special) (writer: "Get Here")
 1995 People: A Musical Celebration (TV Movie) (arranger: "The Body Song") / (lyrics: "The Body Song") / (music: "The Body Song") / (performer: "The Body Song")
 1994 The Santa Clause (performer: "Christmas Will Return")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (performer: "We Will Find a Way")
 1993 Taking the Heat (TV Movie) (performer: "HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS", "TAKING THE HEAT")
 1991 The Taking of Beverly Hills (performer: "Waiting For You") / (writer: "Waiting For You")
 1991 Voices That Care (TV Short documentary) (performer: "Voices That Care")
 1987-1991 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 7 February 1991 (1991) ... (writer: "Get Here")
- Episode dated 19 November 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "Dinner With Gershwin")
 1991 Highlander II: The Quickening (performer: "As Time Goes By") / (producer: "As Time Goes By")
  The Last Resort (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1988) (writer - 1 episode, 1988)
- Episode dated 30 September 1988 (1988) ... (performer: "Dinner with Gershwin" - uncredited) / (writer: "Dinner with Gershwin" - uncredited)
 1988 Arthur 2: On the Rocks (performer: "GRAVITY") / (writer: "GRAVITY")
 1988 Totally Minnie (TV Movie) (performer: "Totally Minnie")
 1987 Super 88 (TV Special) (writer: "Dinner with Gershwin")
 1987 Donna Summer: Dinner with Gershwin (Video short) (producer: "Dinner with Gershwin") / (writer: "Dinner with Gershwin")
 1986 Marine Issue ("HOW DOES LOVE GO WRONG")
 1986 Soul Man ("Totally Academic") / (performer: "Totally Academic")
 1986 Ratboy (performer: "Throw Down")
 1978-1986 Diff'rent Strokes (TV Series) (performer - 181 episodes)
- The Front Page (1986) ... (performer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- The Photo Club (1986) ... (performer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- The Big Bribe (1986) ... (performer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- Lifestyles of the Poor and Unknown (1986) ... (performer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
- Arnold's Tangled Web (1986) ... (performer: "It Takes Diff'rent Strokes" (Theme Song))
 1986 Wildcats (performer: "Penetration")
 1985 HeartBeat (TV Movie) (performer: "Heart Beat")
 1969 Sesame Street (TV Series) (performer: "Yakety Yak - Take it Back")
 1968 One Life to Live (TV Series) (performer: "From This Day")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Album: The Ultimate Collection See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Brenda Gordon | Brenda Gordon Russell

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Personal Quote:

I'm a person that collects song titles. You know, if I hear a good title, like talking to a friend or whatever, I'll write it down. I keep a little song title book. I always think that in every title there's a song somewhere, and you've just got to thin it out. So when they sent me this music, I thought, 'Whoa, it's so haunting and beautiful, I love that.' And I was flipping through my title book... See more »


Her 8th studio album "Between the Sun and the Moon" is released in the UK on Dome records. She is also co-writing (with Allee Willis and Stephen Bray) music and lyrics for the forthcoming musical adaptation of Alice Walker's The Color Purple (due for Broadway opening in the spring of 2005). See more »

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