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George Clinton

George S. Clinton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and began his professional career in Nashville, where he wrote songs and did session work while earning degrees in both music and drama from Middle Tennessee State University. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, formed the acclaimed but short-lived George Clinton Band, and signed a songwriter deal at Warner Bros. Music. At Warner, Clinton had songs recorded by Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson Five, Bobby Darin and others. He also studied acting and appeared in the Broadway production of Pump Boys and Dinettes with Maria Muldaur, Shawn Colvin and Tom Chapin.

Clinton's recent film scores include the upcoming Speaking of Sex for director John McNaughton, as well as the hit Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery and its blockbuster sequel, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me. His first film scores were for the Cheech and Chong movies Still Smokin' and The Corsican Brothers, but he first entered public consciousness in 1992 as the result of his association with Zalman King on the features Wild Orchid 2 and Delta of Venus, as well as the Showtime TV anthology The Red Shoe Diaries, narrated by David Duchovny.

Since then, Clinton has composed music for a number of successful films, including Mortal Kombat and its sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, Beverly Hills Ninja, the tongue-in-cheek thriller Wild Things, and the psychological thriller The Astronaut's Wife. His other works include two musicals for theatre, Smoky Mountain Suite and Spirit of the Mountain, both of which were commissioned by the Cumberland County Playhouse near his hometown.

Clinton currently resides in Tarzana, California, with his wife Charlotte and daughter Jessica.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

George Clinton Facts

BirthdayJuly 22, 1941 (80)
BirthplaceKannapolis, North Carolina, USA

Selected Filmography

Where Were We?
George Clinton: Parliament Funkadelic
Disco: Spinning the Story
The 90's Election Special: The Primary
TV Party: The Documentary
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