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Frankie Carle (1903–2001)

Pianist, songwriter ("Sunrise Serenade", "Oh What It Seemed to Be"), conductor, author and composer. He began his career as the music director of a touring vaudeville unit, then joined the orchestras of Mal Hallett and Horace Heidt as pianist. In 1944, he led his own orchestra, playing theatres, ballrooms and hotels. Thereafter he founded piano ... See full bio »


(age 97) in Mesa, Arizona, USA
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 2006 The Sopranos (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Mayham (2006) ... (writer: "Oh What It Seemed to Be" - uncredited)
 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (music: "Sunrise Serenade")
 1998 The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg (Documentary) (performer: "Ridin' High")
 1995 Let It Be Me (performer: "Let's Face The Music and Dance")
 1989 New York Stories (performer: "I Want A Girl (Just Like The Girl That Married Dear Old Dad)")
 1988 Another Woman (performer: "Roses of Picardy" (1916))
 1973 A Summer Without Boys (TV Movie) (writer: "Sunrise Serenade")
 1967 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #21.4 (1967) ... (music: "Falling Leaves" - uncredited)
 1951 Footlight Varieties (arranger: "La Paloma") / (music: "La Paloma")
 1950 Oh What It Seemed to Be (Short) (writer: "Oh What It Seemed to Be")
 1949 Frankie Carle and His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "You Can't Be True Dear", "I Don't Want to Meet Any More People", "Sunrise Serenade")
 1948 I Surrender Dear (performer: "The Anniversary Song")
 1948 Musical Merry-Go-Round No. 5 (Short) (performer: "Sweet and Lovely", "Sleepy Time Gal", "Oh! What It Seemed to Be", "Sunrise Boogie") / (writer: "Oh! What It Seemed to Be", "Sunrise Boogie")
 1948 Mary Lou (performer: "Carle's Boogie", "Mary Lou") / (writer: "Carle's Boogie")
 1947 Carle Comes Calling (Short) (performer: "Carle Meets Chopin", "Carle Meets Mozart")
 1946 Sweetheart of Sigma Chi (performer: "When We're Alone (Penthouse Serenade)" - uncredited)
 1946 Riverboat Rhythm (music: "Sunrise Serenade", "Carle Boogie") / (performer: "Sunrise Serenade", "Carle Boogie", "Hindustan", "12th Street Rag")
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Frankie Carle and His Orchestra | Frankie Carle and His Piano

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