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Milt Britton (1894–1948)

Milt Britton started playing vaudeville around 1914. In 1917 he formed a double act (trombone and cornet) with Frank Wetzel, who then changed his name to Frank Britton. Originator of the "slapstick" orchestra, Britton's Orchestra became known in Europe and the USA as "America's Craziest Orchestra" and "The Mad Musical Maniacs." The band's routine ... See full bio »

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Known For

Milt Britton and His World Famous Orchestra
Milt Britton and His World Famous Orchestra Milt Britton - Band Leader
(1937)
Riding High
Riding High Milt Britton
(1943)
Moonlight and Pretzels
Moonlight and Pretzels Milt Britton
(1933)
Milt Britton and Band
(1945)

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 1943 Riding High
Milt Britton
 1937 Milt Britton and His World Famous Orchestra (Short)
Milt Britton - Band Leader
 1935 Sweet Music
Milt Britton (uncredited)
 1933 Moonlight and Pretzels
Milt Britton (as Frank and Milt Britton and band)
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 1945 Milt Britton and Band (Short)
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Stage, vaudeville actor, and bandleader.

Alternate Names:

Frank and Milt Britton and band
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Bandleader; his band was known as 'America's Craziest Orchestra, ' 'The Brown Derby Band', and 'The Mad Misical Maniacs.'

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