Biography

From Wikipedia

Rodney Marvin "Rod" McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks and classical music. He earned two Academy Award nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his music compositions. McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world. His poetry deals with themes of love, the natural world and spirituality. McKuen's songs sold over 100 million recordings worldwide, and 60 million books of his poetry were sold as well, according to the Associated Press.

From Wikipedia

Rodney Marvin "Rod" McKuen (April 29, 1933 – January 29, 2015) was an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet. He was one of the best-selling poets in the United States during the late 1960s. Throughout his career, McKuen produced a wide range of recordings, which included popular music, spoken word poetry, film soundtracks and classical music. He earned two Academy Award nominations and one Pulitzer nomination for his music compositions. McKuen's translations and adaptations of the songs of Jacques Brel were instrumental in bringing the Belgian songwriter to prominence in the English-speaking world. His poetry deals with themes of love, the natural world and spirituality. McKuen's songs sold over 100 million recordings worldwide, and 60 million books of his poetry were sold as well, according to the Associated Press.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 11

Birthday 1933-04-29

Day of Death 2015-01-29

Place of Birth Oakland, California, USA

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Also Known As

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

1994 The Critic (1 episode)
1969 The Johnny Cash Show (1 episode)
1958 Wild Heritage as Dirk Breslin
1958 Summer Love as Ox Bentley
1956 Rock, Pretty Baby as Ox Bentley
1956 West Point (1 episode)
1953 General Electric Theater (1 episode)

Sound

1976 Emily Original Music Composer
1973 The Borrowers Music
1971 Scandalous John Original Music Composer
1968 Joanna Music

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