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Ivie Anderson (1904–1949)

Ivie Anderson was born on July 10, 1904 in Gilroy, California, USA as Ivie Smith. She died on December 28, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

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 2005 Cold Case (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Best Friends (2005) ... (performer: "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)")
 1994 Corrina, Corrina (performer: "IT DON'T MEAN A THING (IF IT AIN'T GOT THAT SWING)")
 1937 A Day at the Races (performer: "All God's Chillun Got Rhythm" (1937) - uncredited)
 1937 The Hit Parade (performer: "I've Got to be a Rough Cutter")
 1933 A Bundle of Blues (Short) (performer: "Stormy Weather" - as Ivy Anderson)
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 1943 Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs (Short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1942 I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good (Short)
 1937 The Hit Parade
Ivy (as Ivy Anderson)
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 1933 A Bundle of Blues (Short)
Herself - Singer (as Ivy Anderson)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in the musical revue "Jump for Joy" at the Mayan Theater, Los Angeles, CA, 1941.

Alternate Names:

Ivy Anderson

Did You Know?


She was a vocalist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra at the time of her appearance in A Day at the Races (1937). Her appearance has prompted speculation that the band playing in the movie are members of the Ellington orchestra.

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