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Chet Baker (1929–1988)

Chet Baker started his career in the late forties. He become famous with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet in 1952. His solo in "My funny valentine" is a classic of the west coast jazz in the fifties. When Mulligan was arrested in 1953, Chet let the group until 1955, when he went to Europe. He also sang on many records. In Europe he recorded with many ... See full bio »

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 2012 Gent de paraula (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.24 (2012) ... (performer: "My Funny Valentine")
 2011 Shame (performer: "Let's Get Lost")
 2011 The Guard (performer: "Everything Happens To Me")
 2010 Private Practice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Bites (2010) ... (performer: "Let's Get Lost" - uncredited)
 2009 The Deaths of Chet Baker (Short) (performer: "My Funny Valentine")
 2009 Saving Grace (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- That Was No First Kiss (2009) ... (performer: "Time After Time" - uncredited)
 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV (Video Game) (performer: "Let's Get Lost")
  Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (performer - 5 episodes, 2006 - 2008) (writer - 2 episodes, 2006)
- Pkudey (2008) ... (performer: "I Get Along Without You Very Well")
- VaYechi (2006) ... (performer: "Blue Gilles") / (writer: "Blue Gilles")
- VaYishlach (2006) ... (performer: "Portrait In Black And White")
- VaYetze (2006) ... (performer: "Blue Gilles") / (writer: "Blue Gilles")
- Toldot (2006) ... (performer: "Almost Blue")
 2008/I Elegy (performer: "Early Morning Mood") / (writer: "Early Morning Mood")
 1999-2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Stage 5 (2007) ... (performer: "Summertime")
- D-Girl (2000) ... (performer: "Tasty Pudding")
- Denial, Anger, Acceptance (1999) ... (performer: "Tenderly")
 2005 Silence Becomes You (performer: "I Fall in Love Too Easily")
 2005 The Weather Man (performer: "Sweet Lorraine" (1928))
 2005 Embedded (Video) (performer: "Alone Together")
 2005 Crossing Jordan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Family Affair (2005) ... (performer: "My Buddy" - uncredited)
 2003 The Company (performer: "My Funny Valentine")
 2003 The Night We Called It a Day (performer: "When I Fall In Love")
 2003 Not for, or Against (Quite the Contrary) (performer: "You & the Night & the Music")
 2003 Benjamim (performer: "The Wind")
 2003 Ramona (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "Just Friends")
 2002 Nearest to Heaven (performer: "'Round About Midnight")
 2001 The Majestic (performer: "Over the Rainbow")
 2001 One Man Up (performer: "Relaxing with Chet")
 2001 Sidewalks of New York (performer: "Lush Life" (1938))
 2000 Ja jestem Jurek (Short) (performer: "The Wind", "What'll I Do", "She Was Too Good To Me")
 2000 Aberdeen (performer: "I Get Along Without You Very Well")
 1999 Histórias do Flamengo (Documentary) (performer: "Zingaro")
 1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley (performer: "MY FUNNY VALENTINE")
 1999 Elephant Juice (performer: "Here's That Rainy Day")
 1999 The Sixth Sense (performer: "I Fall In Love Too Easily")
 1999 The Love Letter (performer: "I've Never Been In Love Before")
 1998 Playing by Heart (performer: "I'm Glad There Is You" (1941), "Everything Happens to Me" (1940), "I soliti ignoti" (1958), "Lucius Lu" (1952))
 1998 B. Monkey (performer: "IMAGINATION")
 1998 Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (Documentary) (performer: "It Never Entered My Mind")
 1998 The Cruise (Documentary) (performer: "But Not For Me", "Autumn In New York")
 1998 Dance with Me (performer: "Let's Get Lost")
 1997 Chicago Cab (performer: "Joy to the World")
 1997 L.A. Confidential (performer: "Look for the Silver Lining" (1920), "Makin' Whoopee" (1928), "At Last" (1941))
 1997 This World, Then the Fireworks (performer: "THE THRILL IS GONE", "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT LOVE IS")
 1996 Art City 1: Making It in Manhattan (Documentary) (performer: "Smog")
 1996 Stealing Beauty (performer: "TENDERLY")
 1994 Bottle Rocket (Short) (performer: "The Route") / (writer: "The Route")
 1992 Chain of Desire (performer: "So Hard To Know")
 1988 Let's Get Lost (Documentary) (performer: "Autumn Leaves", "Chetty's Lullaby", "So Che ti Perdero", "So Hard to Know", "Walkin' Shoes", "While My Lady Sleeps", "Witch Doctor", "You and the Night and the Music", "You Make Me Feel So Young")
 1987 Broken Noses (Documentary) ("If I Should Lose You", "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye", "Whatever Possessed Me", "Little Girl Blue", "My Foolish Heart")
 1986 'Round Midnight (performer: "Fairweather")
 1981 Sharky's Machine (performer: "My Funny Valentine")
 1979 The Wanderers (performer: "You Can't Go Home Again")
 1960 Howlers of the Dock (performer: "Arrivederci")
 1958 Youthful Sinners ("Tommyhawk")
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Other Works:

CD: "The Best of Chet Baker" See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

The Chet Baker Quartette

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Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 53-55. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999. See more »

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