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  • Real name : Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr.
  • Date of birth : 19/09/1940



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Paul Williams (1940)

Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr.

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Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. is an Academy Award-winning American composer, musician, songwriter, and actor. He is perhaps best known for popular songs performed by a number of acts in the 1970s including Three Dog Night's "An Old Fashioned Love Song", Helen Reddy's "You and Me Against the World", and the Carpenters' "We've Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays", as well as his contributions to films such as "Evergreen" from A Star Is Born and "Rainbow Connection" from The Muppet Movie. He has also had a variety of acting roles in films such as the villainous Swan in Brian DePalma's Phantom of the Paradise (which Williams also co-scored, receiving an Oscar nomination in the process), as well as television, theater, and voiceover work for animation.


 personal life
Williams was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Bertha Mae (née Burnside), a homemaker, and Paul Hamilton Williams, an architectural engineer. He is married to writer Mariana Williams, and has two children, Sarah and Cole. His brothers are the late John Williams, a NASA rocket scientist, and Mentor Williams (fiancé of country legend Lynn Anderson), a successful songwriter in his own right who penned Dobie Gray's 1973 hit, "Drift Away."

Williams has been active in the field of recovery from addictions.

In 2009, Paul Williams was elected President of ASCAP .

In September 2011, director Stephen Kessler's documentary, "Paul Williams Still Alive" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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Name Duration Released
Even Better Than I Know Myself 00:00 1975
Time and Tide 00:00 1975
Lonestar 00:00 1975
Lifeboat 00:00 1975
Soul Rest 00:00 1975
Flash 00:00 1975
Ordinary Fool 00:00 1975
Old Souls 00:00 1975
Lonely Hearts 00:00 1975
Don't Call It Love 00:00 1975
Born to Fly 00:00 1974
Dream Away 00:00 1974
Nice to Be Around 00:00 1974
You Know Me 00:00 1974
In the Beginning 00:00 1974
She Sings for Free 00:00 1974
You & Me Against the World 00:00 1974
Driftwood 00:00 1974
California Roses 00:00 1974
Nilsson Sings Newman 00:00 1974
What Would They Say 00:00 1974
The Family of Man 00:00 1974
If We Could Still Be Friends 00:00 1974
Sunday 00:00 1974
Inspiration 00:00 1974
Margarita 00:00 1974
Sad Song 00:00 1974
Rainy Days & Mondays 00:00 1974
Sleep Warm 00:00 1974
Loneliness 00:00 1974
That's What Friends Are For 00:00 1974
A Little Bit of Love 00:00 1974
Then I'll Be Home 00:00 1974
Life Goes On 00:00 11/1972
Where Do I Go from Here 00:00 11/1972
Rose 00:00 11/1972
Little Girl 00:00 11/1972
Out in the Country 00:00 11/1972
That Lucky Old Sun 00:00 11/1972
The Lady Is Waiting 00:00 11/1972
Traveling Boy 00:00 11/1972
I Won't Last a Day Without You 00:00 11/1972
Park Avenue 00:00 11/1972
Waking Up Alone 00:00 1971
When I Was All Alone 00:00 1971
Simple Man 00:00 1971
Let Me Be the One 00:00 1971
Old Fashioned Love Song 00:00 1971
A Perfect Love 00:00 1971
That's Enough for Me 00:00 1971
We've Only Just Begun 00:00 1971
Gone Forever 00:00 1971
I Never Had It So Good 00:00 1971
My Love and I 00:00 1971
Mornin' I'll Be Movin' On 00:00 1970
She's Too Good to Me 00:00 1970
So Many People 00:00 1970
Someday Man 00:00 1970


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