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Teddy Buckner (1909–1994)

Teddy Buckner was born on July 16, 1909 in Sherman, Texas, USA as John Edward Buckner. He is known for his work on Rebel Highway (1994), St. Louis Blues (1958) and The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes (1964). He died on September 22, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Rebel Highway
Rebel Highway Soundtrack
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues Musician
The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes


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 1969 They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
Band Member (uncredited)
 1964 Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte
Jazz Band Trumpeter (uncredited)
 1959 Imitation of Life
Marching Band Member (uncredited)
 1958 St. Louis Blues
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues
Cornet Soloist (uncredited)
 1949 D.O.A.
Club Trumpeter (uncredited)
 1943 Stormy Weather
Band Member (uncredited)
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 1964 The Legend of Jimmy Blue Eyes (Short) (musician: trumpet)
 1956 The Wild Party (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1955 Pete Kelly's Blues (musician: cornet - uncredited)
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 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) ... (writer: "Every Night")
- Confessions of a Sorority Girl (1994) ... (writer: "Every Night")
 1994 Confessions of a Sorority Girl (TV Movie) (writer: "Every Night")
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 2002 Standing in the Shadows of Motown (Documentary) (acknowledgment: The Funk Brothers and Producers would like to acknowledge all the other musicians who contributed to the Hitsville legacy, Saxophone)
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 1967 Das Jazz-Studio (TV Series)
Himself - Musician
- Episode dated 11 August 1967 (1967) ... Himself - Musician
 1957 The Nat King Cole Show (TV Series)
Himself - Trumpeter
- Episode #3.8 (1957) ... Himself - Trumpeter

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Texan-born jazz trumpeter, a disciple of Louis Armstrong. Played on the West Coast with Sonny Clay and Buck Clayton, joining the latter on a tour to Shanghai in 1934. From 1936, signed with Lionel Hampton's band, appearing at the Paradise Club in Los Angeles. Buckner took over leadership of the group, when Hampton left to join Benny Goodman. The organisation disbanded during World War II, due to ... See more »

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