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Thursday, February 08, 2007

Muppet Question # 20 Answered

On Tuesday, 23rd January, 2007 at 12:30:55 AM, Crystal said ...

Whatever has happened to Paul Williams ?

For those of you who don't know, Paul Williams is a composer who worked on many Muppet projects. He appeared on The Muppet Show basically because he and Jim Henson were buddies, and is arguably most famous for co-writing "The Rainbow Connection", one of Kermit's three signature songs (the other two being "It's Not Easy Being Green" and "Happy Feet").

Composer Paul Williams (middle) when he
guest-starred on The Muppet Show in 1976 ...

Some of his other famous compositions include "We've Only Just Begun," "Nice to Be Around," "An Old Fashioned Love Song," "Evergreen," "I Won't Last a Day Without You," "You and Me Against the World," and "Rainy Days and Mondays."

He is also an actor and singer, playing roles as diverse as the genius ape Virgil in Battle For the Planet of the Apes (1973), to voicing The Penguin on Batman: The Animated Series (1992 - 1995). He has appeared on such diverse TV shows as Fantasy Island, Hawaii Five-O, The Odd Couple, The Love Boat, Picket Fences and Babylon 5.

According to Wikipedia, Paul is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and his songs have been performed by both pop and country music artists. He's won an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards and several Golden Globes.

Perhaps most surprisingly, he recently helped the Scissor Sisters with some of the songs on their latest album, Ta-Dah.

... and Paul Williams now.
Time hasn't been kind to him.

Despite the above photo, Paul is certainly not dead, and continues to provide the world with his own unique brand of music.



At Sunday, February 11, 2007 7:03:00 pm, Blogger Enny said...

He was also in Phantom of the Paradise, wasn't he?!


At Monday, February 12, 2007 3:41:00 pm, Blogger Aussie Rock Chick said...

He now looks kinda like Yoda...

At Monday, February 12, 2007 10:15:00 pm, Blogger Mars said...

those muppets used to scare me.

now it's the man that scares me.

At Tuesday, February 13, 2007 12:16:00 pm, Blogger GoAwayPlease said...

It all starts with the SONG.
What a great lyricist he is.
I am glad to find that he is well and working.

*goes off singing* Iiiiiit's not easy being greeeeen
"Cos green is the colour of so very many things ......

At Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:50:00 am, Anonymous Sarah said...

The picture you have posted is actually a few years old. Paul is looking better these days. You can see more recent pictures on his site http://paulwilliamsconnection.org

At Saturday, February 17, 2007 10:46:00 pm, Blogger BEVIS said...

Thanks for the link, Sarah!


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