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Paul Williams (songwriter)

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Birth namePaul Hamilton Williams, Jr.
OriginOmaha, Nebraska
GenresPop Folk, Pop, Folk
OccupationSinger, songwriter, actor, writer and director.
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards
Years active1960s present
LabelsA&M Records
Associated actsThe Holy Mackerel, The Muppets, The Carpenters

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Paul Hamilton Williams, Jr. (born September 19, 1940) 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.

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