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Jimmy Bryant (I)

Jimmy Bryant was born on June 2, 1929 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA as James Howard Bryant. He is known for his work on Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Paper Brigade (1996) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967). See full bio »
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 1996 The Paper Brigade (Video) (orchestrator)
 1993 The Unknown Marx Brothers (TV Movie documentary) (music programmed by)
 1990 It (TV Mini-Series) (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1967 A Guide for the Married Man (musician: bass - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1966 Penelope (musician: bass - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1966 Not with My Wife, You Don't! (orchestrator - uncredited)
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 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (performer: "OPUS 1")
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (performer: "The Tapioca")
 1963 Bye Bye Birdie ("The Telephone Song")
 1961 West Side Story (performer: "Something's Coming" (1957), "Maria" (1957) (1957), "Tonight" (1957), "One Hand, One Heart" (1957), "Quintet" (1957), "Somewhere" (1957), "Somewhere" (reprise) (1957) - uncredited)
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 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie
Jimmy Smith (singing voice, uncredited)
 1961 West Side Story
Tony (singing voice, uncredited)
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 2013 Secret Voices of Hollywood (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Singer
 1949 Hometown Jamboree (TV Series)
Himself - Band Member (1949-1960)
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Dubbed for the following musicals: Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) - James Fox ("The Tapioca") Bye Bye Birdie (1963) - short solo for one of the characters in "The Telephone Song"
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Jimmy Bryant was selected over every singer in the world to be the "ghost voice" for Richard Beymer. The producers flew people from all over the world to audition, putting them up at the Beverly Hills Hotel. When the producers decided to hire Jimmy, he was offered a contract at scale, which he took because he needed the money, desperately, at the time. Jimmy Bryant received residuals only for ... See more »

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