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Quincy Jones is a Actor, Lyricist, Producer, Sound and Executive Music Producer French born on 14 march 1933 at Chicago (USA)

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones
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Birth name Quincy Delight Jones Jr.
Nationality France
Birth 14 march 1933 (91 years) at Chicago (USA)
Awards Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur‎

Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian. His career spans six decades in the entertainment industry and a record 79 Grammy Award nominations, 27 Grammys, including a Grammy Legend Award in 1991. Jones and fellow artist Alison Krauss have won the second most Grammys in history.

Jones came to prominence in the 1950s as a jazz arranger and conductor, before moving on to work prolifically in pop music and film scores.

In 1968, Jones and his songwriting partner Bob Russell became the first African Americans to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, their "The Eyes of Love" for the Universal Pictures film Banning. That same year, Jones was the first African American to be nominated twice within the same year for an Academy Award for Best Original Score, as he was also nominated for his work on the film In Cold Blood (1967). In 1971, Jones was the first African American to be named as the musical director and conductor of the Academy Awards ceremony. In 1995 he was the first African American to receive the Academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. He is tied with sound designer Willie D. Burton as the African American who has been nominated for the most Oscars; each has received seven nominations.

Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song "We Are the World".

In 2013 Jones was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as the winner, alongside Lou Adler, of the Ahmet Ertegun Award. Among his awards, Jones was named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century.

Biography

With the help of the author Alex Haley in 1972 and Mormon researchers in Salt Lake City, Jones discovered that his mother's ancestors included James Lanier, a relative of Sidney Lanier, the poet. Jones said in an interview, "He had a baby with my great-grandmother [a slave], and my grandmother was born there [on a plantation in Kentucky]. We traced this all the way back to the Laniers, same family as Tennessee Williams." Learning that the Lanier immigrant ancestors were French Huguenot refugees, who had court musicians among their ancestors, Jones attributed some of his musicianship to them. In a 2009 BBC interview, Jones said Haley also helped him learn that his father was of part Welsh ancestry.

In 1974, he suffered a life-threatening brain aneurysm, so he decided to cut back on his schedule to spend time with his friends and family. Since his family and friends believed that his life was coming to an end, they started to plan a memorial service for him. He attended his own service with his neurologist by his side in case the excitement overwhelmed him. Some of the singers in his service were Richard Pryor, Marvin Gaye, Sarah Vaughan and Sidney Poitier.

Jones has been married three times and has had other relationships; he has a total of seven children:


Jeri Caldwell (1957 to 1966); they had a daughter, Jolie Jones (now married and using the surname Levine).
Ulla Andersson, Swedish actress, (1967 to 1974); they had two children, Martina and Quincy Jones III;
Peggy Lipton, actress, (1974 to 1990); they had two daughters, Kidada and Rashida Jones, both born in the United States, who have become actresses.
Jones had a brief affair with Carol Reynolds, and they had a daughter, Rachel Jones.
Jones dated and lived with the actress, Nastassja Kinski, from 1991 until 1995. They had a daughter, Kenya Julia Miambi Sarah Jones, born in 1993.
For the 2006 PBS television program, African American Lives, Jones had his DNA tested and genealogists researched his family history again. His DNA admixture revealed he is predominately African with 34% European in ancestry, found on both sides of his family. Research showed that he has Welsh, English, French and Italian ancestry, with European ancestry in his direct patrilineal line (Y DNA). Through his direct matrilineal line (mt DNA), he is of West African/Central African ancestry of Tikar descent, a people centered in present-day Cameroon. Other matrilineal ancestry includes European, such as Lanier male ancestors who fought for the Confederacy, making him eligible for Sons of Confederate Veterans. Among his ancestors is Betty Washington Lewis, the sister of president George Washington. Jones is also a direct descendant of Edward I of England; Edward's ancestors included Rurik, Polish, Swiss, and French nobility.

Jones has never learned to drive, citing an accident in which he was a passenger (at age 14) as the reason.

Best films

The Color Purple (1986)
(Lyricist)
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
(Actor)
Malcolm X (1992)
(Thanks)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
(Songs)
Cactus Flower (1969)
(Original Music Composer)
The Hot Rock (1972)
(Original Music Composer)

Usually with

Spike Lee
Spike Lee
(3 films)
Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Quincy Jones (59 films)

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Actor

Sandy Wexler, 2h11
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn
Roles Self
Rating52% 2.6044752.6044752.6044752.6044752.604475
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) est un agent travaillant à Los Angeles dans les années 1990. Ses clients sont parmi les plus excentriques du show-business hollywoodien. Un jour, il tombe amoureux de Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), sa plus récente cliente, une chanteuse extrêmement talentueuse qu'il découvre dans un parc d'attraction.
Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, 1h33
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Rosie Perez, David Byrne, Lee Daniels, Carole Bayer Sager
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.6886753.6886753.6886753.6886753.688675
Ce documentaire relate l'ascension du roi de la pop, Michael Jackson, à travers la création de son album solo historique, Off the Wall.
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, 1h23
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Richard Pryor, Paul Mooney, Robin Williams, Mike Epps, Whoopi Goldberg, Quincy Jones
Roles Self
Rating72% 3.641063.641063.641063.641063.64106
Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. et d'autres racontent l'influence déterminante de Richard Pryor, l'un des esprits comiques les plus brillants et les plus emblématiques d'Amérique, sur la culture.
The Distortion of Sound, 22minutes
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about business, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentary films about technology
Actors Quincy Jones, Snoop Dogg, Hans Zimmer, Allah Rakha Rahman, Dan the Automator, Chester Bennington
Roles Self
Rating53% 2.675862.675862.675862.675862.67586
Saying that compressed music, MP3s and streaming, have diminished the quality and flattened the emotion. It also plots about the decline of sound quality, and how technology has changed the way people listen to music.
Bad 25
Bad 25 (2012)
, 2h3
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Michael Jackson, Spike Lee, Mariah Carey, Rubén Blades, Glen Ballard, Sheryl Crow
Roles Himself (Archival Footage)
Rating78% 3.936233.936233.936233.936233.93623
The film includes behind the scenes clips of the recording session of Jackson's seventh studio album, Bad. It also features various people that had worked with Jackson during the Bad era (1986–1989) talking about the production of the album and the tour, acting or starring in some of Jackson's Bad singles and music videos including Sheryl Crow who was the duet partner with Jackson on the Bad World Tour for "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", Siedah Garrett, the original duet artist, talks about her experience with Jackson and many others. There are also interviews with influenced entertainers and artists.
Austin Powers in Goldmember, 1h31
Directed by Jay Roach
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Films about films, Spy films, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films, Musical films, Robot films
Actors Mike Myers, Beyoncé, Michael Caine, Seth Green, Michael York, Robert Wagner
Roles Quincy Jones
Rating61% 3.0986553.0986553.0986553.0986553.098655
In 2002, in a new lair behind the famous Hollywood sign, Dr. Evil outlines his newest plan to his minions: he will go back in time to 1975 and bring back Johan van der Smut, aka "Goldmember", who developed a cold fusion unit for a tractor beam which Dr. Evil names Preparation H, not to be confused with the well known product of the same name - Preparations A through G had failed earlier. He intends to use the tractor beam to pull a meteor into the Earth to strike the polar ice caps and cause global flooding. However, moments after revealing this plan Austin Powers and the British Secret Service attack and arrest Dr. Evil. Austin is knighted for his services, but is disappointed when his father, the famous super-spy Nigel Powers, fails to attend the event. At a party to celebrate his knighthood he sings a song with the band Ming Tea; later he meets two Japanese twins named Fook Mi and Fook Yu and is about to have a threesome with them when Basil Exposition informs Austin that his father has been kidnapped, the only clue being that the crew of his yacht have had their genitalia painted gold.
Fantasia 2000, 1h15
Directed by Eric Goldberg, James Algar, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt, Hendel Butoy, Gaëtan et Paul Brizzi
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Films about music and musicians, Films about religion, Transport films, Cétacé, Films about birds, Films about classical music and musicians, Musical films, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism, Mise en scène d'un canard, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films
Actors James Levine, Steve Martin, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, Penn Jillette, James Earl Jones
Roles Self - Host
Rating70% 3.5481253.5481253.5481253.5481253.548125
Cinquante-huit ans après Fantasia, ce film est composé de huit séquences illustrant huit morceaux de musique classique, interprétés pour la plupart par l'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago sous la direction de James Levine. Chaque séquence est précédée d'une courte présentation par des artistes ayant travaillé pour les studios Disney.
A Great Day in Harlem, 1h
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Historical, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Documentary films about cities, Jazz films, Musical films
Actors Quincy Jones, Marian McPartland
Roles Self - Narrator
Rating73% 3.675513.675513.675513.675513.67551
En 1958, Art Kane, alors photographe debutant de "Esquire", reussit un beau matin d'ete a reunir devant un immeuble de Harlem cinquante-sept musiciens de jazz. Dans la foule on reconnait Count Basie, Lester Young, Gerry Mulligan, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Roy Eldridge, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Gene Krupa, Rex Stewart, Jo Jones, Hank Jones, Johnny Griffin. En 1989, Jean Bach, productrice de radio realisa un documentaire a partir de cette photo et retrace de grands moments de la legende du jazz.
The Wiz
The Wiz (1978)
, 2h14
Directed by Sidney Lumet
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Musical theatre, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Météorologie, Monde imaginaire, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Le pays d'Oz, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals, Children's films
Actors Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Theresa Merritt
Roles Emerald City Gold Pianist
Rating55% 2.7536952.7536952.7536952.7536952.753695
A Thanksgiving dinner brings a host of family together in a Harlem apartment, where a shy 24-year-old schoolteacher named Dorothy Gale (Diana Ross) lives with her Aunt Em (Theresa Merritt) and Uncle Henry (Stanley Greene). Extremely introverted, she has, as Aunt Em teases her, never been south of 125th Street, and refuses to move out and on with her life.

Scriptwriter

The Color Purple, 2h34
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about children, Feminist films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about domestic violence, Political films, Films about child abuse, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong
Roles Lyricist
Rating77% 3.850263.850263.850263.850263.85026
Taking place in the Southern United States between Winter 1909 and Autumn 1937, the movie tells the life of a poor African American woman named Celie Harris (Whoopi Goldberg) whose abuse begins when she is young. By the time she is 14, she has already had two children by her father Alphonso "James" Harris (Leonard Jackson). He takes them away from her at childbirth and forces the young Celie (Desreta Jackson) to marry a wealthy young local widower Albert Johnson, known to her only as "Mister" (Danny Glover), who treats her like a slave. Albert makes her clean up his disorderly household and take care of his unruly children. Albert beats and rapes her often, intimidating Celie into submission and near silence. Celie's sister Nettie (Akosua Busia) comes to live with them, and there is a brief period of happiness as the sisters spend time together and Nettie begins to teach Celie how to read. This is short-lived; after Nettie refuses Albert's predatory affections once too often, he kicks her out. Before being run off by Albert, Nettie promises to write to Celie saying, "Nothing but death can keep me from it!".

Producer

The Smokers, 1h36
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Dominique Swain, Busy Philipps, Keri Lynn Pratt, Oliver Hudson, Joel West, Nicholas M. Loeb
Roles Executive Producer
Rating29% 1.459881.459881.459881.459881.45988
Three rebellious teenage girls decide to even the score in the battle of the sexes. Looking back a few years after the events depicted, Jefferson Roth (who, along with her sisters are named after former presidents) tells the story of the last few months of her senior year at a Wisconsin boarding school when she and two girl friends, the naive Lisa and the outrageous Karen, conspire to use a pistol to turn the tables on males after a wealthy older man, with whom Karen had a one night stand, refuses to give her his home phone number. They stage a sexual assault on David, Lisa's on-and-off boyfriend, in an effort to try to be more like their male counterparts. But, it backfires, as all three girls learn they are not able to have sex the way they feel a man can. Their unfaithfulness to their own objective is summed up in Karen's words, just prior to her tragic ending, "I wish I had a boyfriend.