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Willis Conover (1920–1996)

Willis Conover was born on October 18, 1920 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Jr. Willis Clark Conover. He was a writer, known for Jazz at the Smithsonian: Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers (1991), Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) and The Subject Is Jazz (1958). He died on May 17, 1996. See full bio »

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(age 75)

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 1963 To Tell the Truth (TV Series)
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- Episode dated 8 April 1963 (1963) ... Himself - Contestant
 1963 The World of Benny Goodman (TV Movie)
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 1959 Jazz on a Summer's Day (Documentary)
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 1958 The Subject Is Jazz (TV Series)
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From 1 January 1956 to his death he leads his "VoA Jazz Hour" at the Voice of America. In this functions he had many friend among jazz musicians.
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American broadcaster, host of the jazz program "Music USA," with which he eventually attracted the largest audience of any continuing international broadcast in history. Conover hosted jazz and classical programs at radio stations in Washington, D.C. In 1969 he produced and narrated the White House concert celebrating Duke Ellington's 70th birthday. Thanks to Conover, a jazz panel was established... See more »

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