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Billy Reid

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b. William Gordon Reid, 19 Sept 1902, Southampton, Hampshire, Britain, d. 12 Dec 1974, Southampton, Hampshire, Britain. A favorite composer and lyricist within the 40s, Reid was a self-taught pianist who also performed the piano accordion within the music group which featured in the Superstars Of Luxembourg radio present in the middle-30s. Reid also went a tango music group with violinist Eugene Pini, and in 1938 effectively auditioned a vocalist, Dorothy Squires, who eventually recorded the majority of his music. Together they produced one the UK’s most widely used double acts in the middle-40s to 1951, when Squires continued to focus on her single profession. In the past due 30s his initial song was released: the Irish inspired ‘When The Rose Of Tralee Met Danny Youngster’. In the first 40s Reid composed ‘Out FROM THE Blue’, that was frequently performed with the wartime rings from the Royal Surroundings Power, the Squadronaires and Paul Fenoulhet’s music group, the Skyrockets. In 1945 he previously his initial big strike with ‘The Gypsy’. Dorothy Squires’ documenting was successful in the united kingdom, and the Printer ink Spots’ version visited #1 1 in america, the very first time a United kingdom song acquired reached that best spot, and marketed more than a million copies. It really is generally thought to be his best-known amount, with approximated total record product sales of over 10 million, and was among the music chosen by Frank Sinatra in 1962 for addition on his Great Music From THE UK. The past due 40s was Reid’s most prolific period, with music such as for example ‘I’ll Close My Eye’, ‘Arriving House’, ‘It’s A Pity TO STATE Goodnight’ (documented by Ella Fitzgerald and June Christy), ‘When China Boy Fits China Female’, ‘Risk Forward! (Beware)’, ‘My Initial Like, My Last Like For Often’, ‘This Is certainly My Mom’s Time’, ‘Anything I Wish Is Feasible’, ‘Reflections IN THE Drinking water’, ‘Too-Whit! Too-Whoo!’ and ‘Snowy Light Snow And Jingle Bells’. In 1948, Margaret Whiting, little girl of songwriter Richard Whiting, acquired a US #1 1 along with a million-seller with Reid’s ‘A Tree WITHIN THE Meadow (I REALLY LIKE You Right up until I Die)’. Although his tunes were popular in Britain – David Whitfield produced the UK Top 10 in 1953 with ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ – it appeared that the united states variations of his tunes offered Reid his biggest strikes. For the reason that same 12 months, Eddie Fisher’s record of ‘I’m Strolling Behind You’ spent seven weeks near the top of the US graph, and offered a million copies. Frank Sinatra also sang it on his 1st solitary released to release an impressive profession with Capitol Information. Regardless of getting considerable royalties from his tunes, Reid was announced bankrupt in 1956, which, in conjunction with the intimidating rock ‘n’ move trend, persuaded him to retire from your music picture. Ironically, among Reid’s earliest figures, ‘I’ll Close My Eye’, was sung by Joan Regan in Six-Five Unique, the 1958 film version of 1 of BBC tv’s first efforts to reveal the changing encounter of well-known music within the 50s. Soon after Reid passed away in 1974, Dorothy Squires offered a concert in the London Palladium like a tribute to her previous partner.

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Full Name Billy Reid
Died May 15, 1971, Belfast, United Kingdom
Profession Designer
Education Southeastern Louisiana University
Movies Sketch with Kevin McDonald


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pancake Manor 2011-2016 TV Series Zach / Reggie / Jimbo / ...
Doogtoons Quickies 2013-2015 TV Series Stanley / Kanye / Producer 1
L.B. Rayne: Terminate Our Love 2015 Video short Biu Billy
React to That 2014 TV Series
Ed and Jenny 2010 TV Series Ed
T-Shirt War 2010 TV Series voice
L.B. Rayne: Skywalking 2009 Video short Han Solo
The S.E.T.I. Song 2009 TV Series 2009
MK Ultra 2009 Short
Canadian Comedy Shorts 2006-2007 TV Series Darryl / Chaz / Tobobo
Sketch with Kevin McDonald 2006 TV Movie Stu
Off-Centre Television 2006 TV Series Various
Pantomimus 2003 Short Grizzly B (as Bill Reid)
Der Kaffehersteller 2003 Short Helmut
So...? 2000 TV Series Rodd

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doogtoons Quickies 2013-2015 TV Series 3 episodes
Pancake Manor TV Series 3 episodes, 2011 - 2013 writer - 37 episodes, 2012 - 2014 creator - 9 episodes, 2011 - 2012
Ed and Jenny 2010 TV Series creator
Brad's Date 2007 Video short written by
Exposure 2007 TV Series
Canadian Comedy Shorts 2006-2007 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Sketch with Kevin McDonald 2006 TV Movie
Off-Centre Television 2006 TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Pantomimus 2003 Short writer

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pancake Manor TV Series producer - 38 episodes, 2011 - 2014 executive producer - 11 episodes, 2014
Exposure 2007 TV Series producer
Off-Centre Television 2006 TV Series segment producer - 5 episodes
Hawaii 2005 Short co-producer
Pantomimus 2003 Short producer - as Bill Reid
Der Kaffehersteller 2003 Short producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pancake Manor 2011-2015 TV Series 32 episodes
Ed and Jenny 2010 TV Series
Canadian Comedy Shorts 2006-2007 TV Series segment director - 5 episodes
Sketch with Kevin McDonald 2006 TV Movie segment director
Off-Centre Television 2006 TV Series segment director - 5 episodes
Pantomimus 2003 Short as Bill Reid

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pancake Manor 2011-2016 TV Series 32 episodes
Ed and Jenny 2010 TV Series
The S.E.T.I. Song 2009 TV Series 2009
Exposure 2007 TV Series
Pantomimus 2003 Short as Bill Reid
So...? 2000 TV Series

Animation Department

Animation Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
React to That 2014 TV Series animation director - 1 episode
T-Shirt War 2010 TV Series animation director
Brink 2009 TV Series animator - 2 episodes

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pancake Manor 2011 TV Series
Ed and Jenny 2010 TV Series
Brad's Date 2007 Video short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Todd's Pop Song Reviews 2015 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Ranked TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008

Sound Department

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii 2005 Short sound editor
Pantomimus 2003 Short sound designer - as Bill Reid

Cinematographer

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pantomimus 2003 Short as Bill Reid

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii 2005 Short storyboard artist

Casting Director

Casting Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii 2005 Short

Location Management

Location Management

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Survivors Club 2004 TV Movie location assistant - uncredited

Production Designer

Production Designer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hawaii 2005 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
L.B. Rayne: Nightmare on L.B. Street 2013 Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Exposure 2007 TV Series Himself - Co-Host

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