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Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd (1918–1980)

Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd was born on December 19, 1918 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, USA as Henry Roeland Byrd. He died on January 30, 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana. See full bio »

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Known For

Cape Fear Soundtrack
(1991)
Double Jeopardy Soundtrack
(1999)
Dead Poets Society Soundtrack
(1989)
The Big Easy Soundtrack
(1986)

Filmography

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 2018 Green Book (performer: "Go To The Mardi Gras" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Go To The Mardi Gras" - as Henry Roeland Byrd)
 2014/I It Is What It Is (Short) (performer: "GONNA LEAVE THIS TOWN") / (writer: "GONNA LEAVE THIS TOWN")
  Treme (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2011) (writer - 3 episodes, 2010 - 2011)
- Carnival Time (2011) ... (performer: "Go to the Mardi Gras" - uncredited)
- Feels Like Rain (2011) ... (performer: "Go to the Mardi Gras" - uncredited) / (writer: "Go to the Mardi Gras" - uncredited)
- On Your Way Down (2011) ... (writer: "Tipitina" - uncredited)
- Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky (2011) ... (performer: "Cry to Me" - uncredited)
- Right Place, Wrong Time (2010) ... (writer: "Tipitina" - uncredited)
 2006 Bones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Man in the Morgue (2006) ... (writer: "Tipitina")
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary) (performer: "Big Chief" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Tipitina" - as Henry Roy Byrd)
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Piano Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Boogie Woogie") / (performer: "Tipitina', "Swanee River Boogie" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Tipitina' - as Roy Byrd)
 1999 Double Jeopardy (as Henry Roeland Byrd, "Tipitina") / (performer: "Tipitina" - as Professor Longhair)
 1996 The Big Easy (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Big Life (1996) ... (performer: "Big Chief II")
- A Dead Man Is Hard to Find (1996) ... (performer: "Big Chief Part Two")
 1996 Flipper (performer: "Tipitina" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Tipitina" - as Roy Byrd)
 1991 Cape Fear (performer: "Tipitina" - as Professor Longhair)
 1989 Dead Poets Society (performer: "Hey Little Girl" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Hey Little Girl" - as Henry Roeland Byrd)
 1986 The Big Easy (performer: "TIPITINA" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "TIPITINA" - as Henry Roeland Byrd)
  Iltatähti (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1975) (writer - 1 episode, 1975)
- Episode dated 21 October 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "Meet Me Tomorrow Night", "Jambalaya", "Bald Head", "Goin' Home Tomorrow" - as Professor Longhair) / (writer: "Meet Me Tomorrow Night", "Bald Head")
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 1982 Piano Players Rarely Ever Play Together (Documentary)
Henry 'Professor Longhair' Byrd
 1978 Always for Pleasure (Documentary)
Himself (as Professor Longhair)
 1977 All You Need Is Love (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Introduction (1977) ... Himself (as Professor Longhair)
 1975 Iltatähti (TV Series)
Himself
- Episode dated 21 October 1975 (1975) ... Himself (as Professor Longhair)
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 2020 Professor Longhair, Rugged & Funky (Documentary) (post-production)
Himself
 2005 Make It Funky! (Documentary)
Himself
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Piano Blues (2003) ... Himself
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Mardi Gras in Baton Rouge" (Rhino) See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site

Alternate Names:

Professor Longhair
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