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Barbara Orbison (1950–2011)

Barbara Orbison was born on January 10, 1950 in Bielefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany as Barbara Ann Marie Wellhoener Jakobs. She was married to Roy Orbison. She died on December 6, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1992 Roy Orbison: I Drove All Night (Video short) (executive producer: MCA Music Video)
 1988 Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (TV Special documentary) (executive producer)
 1986 Roy Orbison Live in Texas (Video) (executive producer)
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 2018 Altin Tepsi (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2018) ... (lyrics: "Oh, Pretty Woman")
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 2012 Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
 2008 Legends (TV Series documentary) (special thanks - 1 episode)
- Roy Orbison: The 'Big O' in Britain (2008) ... (special thanks)
 2006 Fay in the Life of Dave (Short) (grateful thanks)
 2005 William Eggleston in the Real World (Documentary) (thanks)
 2001 Mulholland Drive (special thanks)
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 2012 Mr Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO (TV Movie documentary)
 2008 Legends (TV Series documentary)
Herself - widow
- Roy Orbison: The 'Big O' in Britain (2008) ... Herself - widow
 2007 Later... With Jools Holland (TV Series)
- Episode #29.4 (2007) ... Herself
 1999 In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story (TV Movie documentary)
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 2015 Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones (TV Movie documentary)

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Her Nashville music publishing company, Still Working Music, earned Country Song of the Year honors for Taylor Swift's song, "You Belong With Me," from BMI, a music industry group. See more »

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Following her death, she was interred with her husband Roy Orbison at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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