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Thursday, June 29th, 2023 5:51 AM

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The actor Willie Best is not the Willie Best who wrote “For Sentimental Reasons”

Willie Best, the actor, was born in 1916 and died in 1962.  William “Pat” Best was born in 1923 and was a founding member of a musical group called The Four Tunes. He wrote “For Sentimental Reasons (I Love You)”, written by Deek Watson and William “Pat” Best. But Willie Best the actor is credited in IMDb as writing this tune, see the soundtrack list of “As Good As It Gets”. Wikipedia doesn’t have a listing for William “Pat” Best, but it does have a listing for “For Sentimental Reasons (I Love You)”. And the wikipedia listing for Willie Best the actor mentions nothing about writing any songs.

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Hello w_bradbury,

In this case, a credit correction has to be submitted in order to move the credit to the correct person name. You can submit the modification using our online self service by the "Edit" button at the bottom of the title page. 

You can find instructions and help on our How can I move credits to another page? help guide and our editors will take a look at the request for you.  

 

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5 months ago

Okay, but William “Pat” Best doesn’t have a page of his own. All of his credits are directed to Willie Best.

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This is a bit tricky because soundtrack credits cannot be edited from a name page, they have to be edited from title pages, also it's not possible to create a new name page through a soundtrack credit if one does not exist already, it has to be created through another type of credit.

Anyway, I created a page for him: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm14999179/

Added some bio data like Birth name, Date of birth, Date of death (still pending), family info.

I moved about 10 credits from Willie Best's page to that new page, but soundtrack credits take some time to populate to the name pages, it should be reflected in a day or so.

I also found 20 more soundtrack credits for him that were not tagged to a name page and tagged these to the new name page I created as well. These should be reflected in a day too.

However I need staff help with a few submissions, I can't submit the following saved submissions:

230701-043811-086200

230701-050043-950200

230701-051852-184200

Please override the error message and submit these corrections. Also this one item has an unusual pending time which may mean it will be declined in the end: 230701-025507-489000 (it's approved now)

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@mbmb​ Sorry about this; there are problems with some of the new checks in the soundtracks section as tracked at https://community-imdb.sprinklr.com/conversations/data-issues-policy-discussions/recent-downgrade-of-soundtrack-submission-checking/649f9ece3d93fb78e912707a  

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@Col_Needham​ Thanks, it looks like that problem was fixed, I was able to submit these corrections now and they are approved already. Everything is sorted here now.

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This is great! Thanks for taking care of this!