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Zez Confrey (1895–1971)

Songwriter ("Kitten On the Keys", "Stumbling", "Dizzy Fingers"), pianist, composer and author, educated at Chicago Musical College. He served in the US Navy during World War I, and went on to make many piano rolls. He led his own orchestra in vaudeville, night clubs, theatres and on radio. Joining ASCAP in 1922, his other popular-song and ... See full bio »

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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack
The Cat's Meow
The Cat's Meow Soundtrack
Champagne Music
Champagne Music Soundtrack


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 2013 Behind the Candelabra (TV Movie) (writer: "Kitten on the Keys" - as Edward Zez Confrey)
 2012 Hemingway & Gellhorn (TV Movie) (writer: "Kitten of the Keys")
 2011 Hugo (performer: "By the Waters of the Minnetonka")
 2011 The Broken Tower (writer: "Stumbling" - as Edward Confrey)
  Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes, 2010) (writer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Hold Me in Paradise (2010) ... (performer: "By The Waters of Minnetonka" - uncredited)
- The Ivory Tower (2010) ... (performer: "That Thing Called Love" - uncredited) / (writer: "That Thing Called Love" - uncredited)
- Boardwalk Empire (2010) ... (performer: "By The Waters of Minnetonka" - uncredited)
 2001 The Cat's Meow (writer: "Stumbling" (1922))
 1997 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Vaudeville (1997) ... (writer: "Home Run on the Keys" - uncredited)
 1980 The Carpenters: Music, Music, Music (TV Special) (writer: "Dizzy Fingers")
 1974 The Great Gatsby (writer: "Kitten on the Keys")
 1967 Thoroughly Modern Millie (writer: "Stumbling" - uncredited)
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story (music: "Dizzy Fingers" - uncredited)
 1947 Mother Wore Tights (writer: "Stumbling" - uncredited)
 1946 Champagne Music (Short) (writer: "Stumbling")
 1940 Florian (writer: "Stumbling" - uncredited)
 1937 Home Run on the Keys (Short) (music: "Kitten on the Keys" - uncredited) / (performer: "Kitten on the Keys", "Home Run on the Keys" - uncredited) / (writer: "Home Run on the Keys" - uncredited)
 1935 Balloon Land (Short) (writer: "Buffoon" - uncredited)
 1935 Vaudeville (Short) (music: "Dizzy Fingers" - uncredited)
 1934 Rambling 'Round Radio Row #10 (Short) (music: "Sittin' on a Log (Pettin' My Dog)" - uncredited)
 1930 A Tough Winter (Short) (music: "Jack In The Box" - uncredited)
 1930 Bear Shooters (Short) (music: "Jack In The Box")
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Works: "Concert Etude"; "Oriental Fantasy"; and "Thanksgiving" (miniature opera). See more »

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