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Academy Award winner Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. was born in Omaha, Nebraska in September 1940. His father was an architectural engineer. Many top recording artists of the 1970s and 80s performed songs by Williams. These include: Three Dog Night (An Old-Fashioned Love Song), Helen Reddy (You and Me Against the World), The Carpenters (We've Only Just Begun and Rainy Days and Mondays). Besides writing many hit songs, Williams has appeared in movie and televison roles and done voiceovers for animated features. He is not the only member of his family with notable achievements. His late brother was a NASA rocket scientist and another brother is also a succesful songwriter. In 2009, Williams was elected President of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers). He and wife Mariana have two children, Sarah and Cole.

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1976 LP Autographed Copy

Signed by Jodie Foster and Scott Baio

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       Not well regarded by some movie critics, and not big at the box office, nonetheless one of the most creative American movies of the 20th Century. A lively musical comedy featuring pre-teens and early teens as prohibition era gansters, spoofing that popular and overworked Hollywood genre. (The 1930s gangster cars are pedal-powered, for example.) The Paul Williams* music is superb, especially in the big finale. Scott Baio and Jodie Foster carry the lead roles well and are supported by a delightfully talented cast of young singers and dancers.

1976, Directed by Alan Parker

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