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Rod McKuen

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.

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Apr 29, 1933 In Oakland, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series General Electric Theater 1953-02-01
Latest Project:
Series The Critic 1994-01-26
Known For
Poster of The Critic
Poster of The Johnny Cash Show
Poster of West Point
Poster of General Electric Theater
Series The Critic Unknown 1994-01-26
Series The Johnny Cash Show Unknown 1969-06-07
Movie Summer Love Ox Bentley 1958-03-10
Movie Wild Heritage Dirk Breslin 1958-08-01
Series West Point Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Rock, Pretty Baby Ox Bentley 1956-12-01
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01