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Raymond Jessel

Biography

Versatile performer like a composer, orchestrator, songwriter and television writer whose breakthrough came in 1964 using the Broadway musical Baker Street, operating together with lifelong songwriting partner Marian Grudeff. He was a tale editor for The Like Vessel from 1977 to 1980 and published and created The Jacksons. He relocated to Canada along with his family members when he was 26 yrs . old after finding a degree in music from your University or college of Wales. At age 84, very long after retiring, he auditioned to become around the 9th time of year of America’s Got Talent like a humor vocalist and pianist. He published several songs by using his wife Cynthia Thompson. He produced musicals and sketches for significant shows like the Bob Newhart Display, The Dean Martin Display and The Carol Burnett Display.

Quick Facts


Full Name Ray Jessel
Date Of Birth October 16, 1929
Died July 17, 2015, Studio City, California, United States
Place Of Birth Cardiff, Wales
Profession Composer
Nationality Welsh
Spouse Cynthia Thompson
Nominations Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing - Variety Series, WGA Award for Best Variety Series or Special: Musical or Comedy - Television
Movies The One And Only Eddie Duke
Star Sign Libra

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1He died of natural causes at his home in Studio City, Los Angeles.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Head of the Class1987-1991TV Series written by - 9 episodes
Comedy Factory1985TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Love BoatTV Series 1 episode, 1979 written by - 33 episodes, 1977 - 1985 story editor - 4 episodes, 1979 writer - 1 episode, 1984 teleplay - 1 episode, 1979
The Bert Convy Special: There's a Meeting Here Tonight1981TV Movie
Best of the Dean Martin Show1979TV Movie written by
The JacksonsTV Series writer - 10 episodes, 1976 - 1977 writing supervisor - 1 episode, 1976
Carpenters Very First Television Special1976TV Special
The Carol Burnett Show1975-1976TV Series writer - 18 episodes
An Evening with John Denver1975TV Movie
The Bob Newhart Show1974-1975TV Series written by - 2 episodes
The Smothers Brothers Show1975TV Series 1975
Dinah Shore: In Search of the Ideal Man1973TV Special
The Bill Cosby Special, or?1971TV Movie
Gene Kelly's Wonderful World of Girls1970TV Movie
Folio1957TV Series 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tall Hopes1993TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode
Head of the Class1986-1989TV Series executive story consultant - 22 episodes
The Love Boat1977-1980TV Series story editor - 57 episodes
The Jacksons1977TV Series creative consultant - 1 episode

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What She's Got2012Short executive producer
Head of the Class1989-1990TV Series co-producer - 3 episodes
The Jacksons1976-1977TV Series producer - 11 episodes

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
What She's Got2012Short lyrics
The Love BoatTV Series original songs - 4 episodes, 1982 - 1984 music - 1 episode, 1978
An Evening with John Denver1975TV Movie special musical material

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The One and Only Eddie Duke2014ShortEddie Duke
What She's Got2012ShortPerformer
Q for Quest1961TV Series
Folio1959TV Series

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The One and Only Eddie Duke2014Short
What She's Got2012Short

Editorial Department

Editorial Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Head of the Class1987-1988TV Series executive story consultant - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
America's Got Talent2014TV SeriesHimself - Contestant

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music SeriesThe Carol Burnett Show (1967)· Ed Simmons
· Gary Belkin
· Roger Beatty
· Bill Richmond
· Gene Perret
· Arnie Kogen
· Rudy De Luca
· Barry Levinson
· Dick Clair
· Jenna McMahon
1976WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAOriginal VarietyThe Smothers Brothers Show (1975)· Mason Williams
· Rod Warren
· Mickey Rose
· Jim Mulligan
· James R. Stein
· Bob Illes
· Chevy Chase
· Pat Proft
· Kenny Solms
· Gail Parent


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