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Glenn Miller (I) (1904–1944)

Alton Glenn Miller was born on March 1, 1904, in Clarinda, Iowa; the son of Lewis Elmer and Mattie Lou Cavender Miller. He started his music studies when his father gave him a mandolin. He soon traded the mandolin for an old horn. In 1916 he switched to trombone. In 1923, he enrolled in the University of Colorado, but after a year, he dropped out ... See full bio »

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(age 40)

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 2013 The Swing of Things (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade") (completed)
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 2012/I Gambit (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2012 Woody Allen: A Documentary (Documentary) (performer: "In the Mood") / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (performer: "In the Mood")
 2011 The Playboy Club (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Scarlet Bunny (2011) ... (writer: "In the Mood")
 2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #11.4 (2011) ... (performer: "In The Mood" - uncredited)
  Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Marwencol (2011) ... (performer: "Moonlight Serenade") / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2010 Brad & Jerrid (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Brad and Jerrid's Birthday Blowout (2010) ... (writer: "In the Mood")
 2010/I Valentine's Day (performer: "In The Mood")
 2009 The National Parks: America's Best Idea (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Morning of Creation: 1946-1980 (2009) ... (performer: "Little Brown Jug" - as Maj. Glenn Miller)
 2009 Banda sonora (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #5.10 (2009) ... (performer: "In the Mood")
- Episode #5.6 (2009) ... (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)")
 2008 The Good, the Bad, the Weird (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2007 Eterna Magia (TV Series) (performer: "A String of Pearls") / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2004-2007 Cold Case (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- World's End (2007) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
- Factory Girls (2004) ... (writer: "American Patrol", "In The Mood")
 2007 Closing the Ring (music: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2007 Torchwood (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Captain Jack Harkness (2007) ... (performer: "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square" - uncredited)
  Lost (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2006) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006)
- A Tale of Two Cities (2006) ... (performer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited) / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
- The Long Con (2006) ... (performer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited) / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 2006) (music - 2 episodes, 1994 - 2002)
- Million Dollar Abie (2006) ... ("Pennsylvania 6-5000")
- The Old Man and the Key (2002) ... (music: "In the Mood" - uncredited)
- Lady Bouvier's Lover (1994) ... (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 2005 Cheap (performer: "In The Mood")
 2005 Rumor Has It... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2005 Carly Simon: A Moonlight Serenade on the Queen Mary 2 (Video) (music: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2005 Alma Gêmea (TV Series) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
  Doctor Who (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2005) (writer - 2 episodes, 2005)
- The Doctor Dances (2005) ... (performer: "In The Mood", "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited) / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
- The Empty Child (2005) ... (performer: "In The Mood", "Moonlight Serenade") / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2005 Bazén (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Samá voda (2005) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2004 The Aviator (music: "Moonlight Serenade" (1939))
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Last Chance (2004) ... (performer: "In The Mood" - uncredited)
 2004 Swing Girls (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2004 Dorian Blues (performer: "In the Mood")
 2003 Cuéntame (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- La llegada del futuro (2003) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 2003 Mulheres Apaixonadas (TV Series) (writer: "Serenata do Luar (Moonlight Serenade)")
 2003 Ramona (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "In the Mood")
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They? (2002) ... (performer: "A String of Pearls")
 2002 Poolhall Junkies (performer: "In the Mood" - as Glen Miller)
 2002 Rose Red (TV Mini-Series) (writer: "MOONLIGHT SERENADE")
 2001 Changi (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Private Bill (2001) ... (performer: "I Know Why 9And So Do You)
 2001/I Focus (performer: "I'll Never Smile Again" (1939))
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (performer: "Sunrise Serenade")
 2001 Pearl Harbor (performer: "Little Brown Jug")
 2000 Midsomer Murders (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Blue Herrings (2000) ... (performer: "A String of Pearls")
 1999 Choo-choo (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1999 Lansky (TV Movie) (arranger: "In the Mood") / (performer: "In the Mood")
 1998 Winchell (TV Movie) (performer: "Stardust")
 1998 Frivolous Lola ("In the Mood")
 1998 The Odd Couple II (performer: "In the Mood")
 1997 The Locusts (performer: "Moonlight Serenade") / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1997 'Til There Was You (performer: "At Last")
 1996 The Christmas Party (arranger: "Jingle Bells")
 1996 The Nutty Professor (arranger: "Little Brown Jug")
 1995 The Grass Harp (performer: "LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY)")
 1995 The Neon Bible (performer: "Perfidia")
 1994 Cari fottutissimi amici (writer: "MOONLIGHT SERENADE", "IN THE MOOD")
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The National Pastime (1994) ... (performer: "String of Pearls", "Little Brown Jug")
 1993 Jack the Bear (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1992 Cyber Eden (performer: "American Patrol", "Moonlight Serenade", "In the Mood") / (writer: "American Patrol", "Moonlight Serenade", "In the Mood")
 1992 Mr. Saturday Night (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1992 Shining Through (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1991 Muuttolinnun aika (arranger: "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction") / (performer: "String of Pearls")
  The Wonder Years (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1990) (writer - 1 episode, 1990)
- Little Debbie (1990) ... (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited) / (writer: "In the Mood" - uncredited)
 1990 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The First Time (1990) ... ("In The Mood", uncredited) / (writer: "In The Mood" - uncredited)
 1990 Singapore Sling (performer: "Laura")
 1990 Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1990 Wild at Heart (performer: "In The Mood")
 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Manhunt (1989) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1988-1989 Die Wicherts von nebenan (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Ein tragischer Abschied (1989) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
- Wie geht's weiter (1988) ... (writer: "In The Mood")
 1988 Big (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1988 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (TV Movie) ("In the Mood", uncredited)
 1987 The Golden Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- One for the Money (1987) ... (performer: "In The Mood")
 1987 Radio Days (performer: "In the Mood" (1939), " (There'll Be Blue Birds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover" (1941), "American Patrol" (1891))
 1986 Tough Guys (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1986 Miss Mary (performer: "Elmer's Tune")
 1985 The Day the Universe Changed (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Making Waves: The New Physics - Newton Revised (1985) ... (music: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1985 Reunion at Fairborough (TV Movie) (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1983 Entre Nous ("In the Mood")
 1983 The Winds of War (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Defiance (1983) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1982 Quincy M.E. (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Next Stop, Nowhere (1982) ... (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1982 T.J. Hooker (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Empty Gun (1982) ... ("Moonlight Serenade", uncredited)
 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Documentary) (performer: "Flying Home")
 1980 Stardust Memories (music: "Moonlight Serenade" (1939)) / (performer: "Moonlight Serenade" (1939))
 1980 Cabo Blanco (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1979 The Marriage of Maria Braun (writer: "In The Mood", "Moonlight Serenade")
 1978 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.38 (1978) ... (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Collector (1977) ... (writer: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1974 And Now My Love (performer: "Moonlight Serenade") / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
  Sanford and Son (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode, 1972) (music - 1 episode, 1972)
- A Guest in the Yard (1972) ... (lyrics: "It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That)" - uncredited) / (music: "It Must Be Jelly ('Cause Jam Don't Shake Like That)" - uncredited)
  All in the Family (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1972) (writer - 1 episode, 1972)
- Archie and Edith Alone (1972) ... (performer: "Moonlight Serenade") / (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1971 Carnal Knowledge (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1968 Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (music: "Moonlight Serenade")
  Dad's Army (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1968) (performer - 1 episode, 1968)
- Museum Piece (1968) ... (arranger: "In the Mood" - uncredited) / (performer: "In the Mood" - uncredited)
 1968 Savages from Hell (arranger: "St. Louis Blues March")
 1964 The Judy Garland Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.18 (1964) ... (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1962 The Bell Telephone Hour (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Portals of Music (1962) ... (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (arranger: "St. Louis Blues" - uncredited) / (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1950 Sweet Serenade (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1947 Tex Beneke and the Glenn Miller Band (Short) (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1943 Crazy House (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1942 Orchestra Wives (music: "Moonlight Serenade", "Boom Shot" - uncredited) / (performer: "Chattanooga Choo Choo" - uncredited)
 1942 Trumpet Serenade (Short) (writer: "Moonlight Serenade")
 1941 Sun Valley Serenade (music: "Moonlight Serenade" - uncredited)
 1940 He Married His Wife (music: "Moonlight Serenade" (1939) - uncredited)
 1939 Day-Time Wife (music: "Moonlight Serenade" (1939) - uncredited)
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CD: "Glenn Miller: The Popular Recordings, 1938-1942" See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Glenn Miller Band | Capt. Glenn Miller | Ray Noble and His Orchestra
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Older brother of band leader/educator Herb Miller. See more »

Trademark:

Theme songs: "Moonlight Serenade" and "Slumber Song"

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