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Jimmy Dorsey

Jimmy Dorsey (1904-1957) was an American bandleader, saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer. 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 lasting from 1933 to 1935. He led his own orchestra before rejoining Tommy's orchestra in 1953 and taking over the orchestra after Tommy's death.

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Feb 29, 1904 In Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie That Girl From Paris 1936-12-31
Latest Project:
Movie Jazz Ball 1956-01-01
Known For
Poster of Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
Poster of The Fabulous Dorseys
Poster of Hollywood Canteen
Poster of The Fleet's In
Movie Jazz Ball Himself 1956-01-01
Series Stage Show Unknown 1954-07-03
Series What's My Line? Self - Mystery Guest 1950-02-02
Movie Make Believe Ballroom Self 1949-04-01
Movie Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra Self 1948-11-23
Movie Music Man Unknown 1948-09-05
Movie The Fabulous Dorseys Jimmy Dorsey 1947-02-26
Movie Four Jills in a Jeep Himself 1944-03-17
Movie Hollywood Canteen Self 1944-12-15
Movie Lost in a Harem Jimmy Dorsey 1944-12-01
Movie I Dood It Himself (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra) 1943-09-01
Movie The Fleet's In Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra Leader (as Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra) 1942-01-24
Movie Birth of the Blues Himself, Jimmy Dorsey (archive footage) 1941-11-07
Movie Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra Orchestra Leader 1938-10-22
Movie You Leave Me Breathless Unknown 1938-05-26
Movie That Girl From Paris Hammacher's Band Member (uncredited) 1936-12-31