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Jimmy Dorsey

Legendary saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer ("I'm Glad There Is You" and "Contrasts" [his theme]), educated in public schools and a cornet student of his father. Through the 1920s he was a saxophonist in orchestras including those of Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols, and the California Ramblers. He formed an orchestra with his brother, Tommy Dorsey, lasting from 1933 to 1935, and then led his own orchestra, rejoining Tommy's orchestra in 1953 and taking over the orchestra at Tommy's death. He made many records. Joining ASCAP in 1941, his chief musical collaborators included Larry Clinton, Paul Mertz, and James Van Heusen. His other popular-song and instrumental compositions include "Oodles of Noodles", "John Silver", "Beebe", "Dusk in Upper Sandusky", "Waddlin' at the Waldorf", "It's the Dreamer In Me", and "Two Again". Date of Birth 29 February 1904, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania Date of Death 12 June 1957, New York City, New York  (lung cancer)



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Born:
Feb 29, 1904
Movie/TV Credits:
10
First Appeared:
In the movie That Girl From Paris 1936-12-31
Latest Project:
Series The Honeymooners 1955-10-01
Known For
Poster of Stage Show
Poster of I Dood It
Poster of Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
Poster of You Leave Me Breathless
Filmography

The Honeymooners (1955)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.9 24 votes

Stage Show (1954)

Music
Series

The Fabulous Dorseys (1947)

Drama
Movie
as Himself

Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Comedy Music
Movie
as Himself
7 1 votes

I Dood It (1943)

Romance Comedy Music Thriller
Movie
as Himself (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)

The Fleet's In (1942)

Music Romance
Movie
as Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Leader (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra)

Birth of the Blues (1941)

Music
Movie
as Himself, Jimmy Dorsey (archive footage)
5 2 votes

You Leave Me Breathless (1938)

Movie

Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (1938)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Orchestra Leader

That Girl From Paris (1936)

Music Comedy Romance
Movie
as Hammacher's Band Member (uncredited)