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Jimmy Dorsey (I) (1904–1957)


Legendary saxophonist, conductor, songwriter and composer ("I'm Glad There Is You" and "Contrasts" [his theme]), educated in public schools and a cornet student of his father. Through the 1920s he was a saxophonist in orchestras including those of Paul Whiteman, Red Nichols, and the California Ramblers. He formed an orchestra with his brother, ... See full bio »

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Playing by Heart
Playing by Heart Soundtrack
(1998)
The Fabulous Dorseys
The Fabulous Dorseys Jimmy Dorsey
(1947)
Varieties
Varieties Himself
(1952)
Big Top Pee-wee
Big Top Pee-wee Soundtrack
(1988)

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 2014 Manhattan (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- You Always Hurt the One You Love (2014) ... (performer: "Besame Mucho" - uncredited)
 2012 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Spaghetti and Coffee (2012) ... ("Lovesick Blues" (1922))
 2008 Nancy LaMott: I'll Be Here with You (Video) (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
 2003 Red Betsy (performer: "SWEET SUE JUST YOU")
 1998 Playing by Heart (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You" (1941))
 1996 My Sex Life... or How I Got Into an Argument (writer: "I am glad there is you")
 1995 Today (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 7 January 1995 (1995) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You")
 1994 Second Best (performer: "The Wren" (La Capinera))
 1991 Cool as Ice (writer: "Clarinet Polka")
 1989 Cookie (writer: "Jay Dee's Boogie Woogie")
 1988 Big Top Pee-wee (performer: "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry")
 1984 No Small Affair (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)")
 1984 Racing with the Moon (performer: "Tangerine")
 1979 Tangerine (writer: "Tangerine" - uncredited)
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie) (performer: "Tangerine")
 1970 Petticoat Junction (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- How to Arrange a Marriage (1970) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World of Ordinary People)" - uncredited)
 1964 The Jack Benny Program (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- I Am the Fiddler (1964) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You (In This World Of Ordinary People)" - uncredited)
 1958 The Lawrence Welk Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.57 (1958) ... (writer: "Oodles Of Noodles")
 1957 The Frank Sinatra Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Erin O'Brien (1957) ... (writer: "I'm Glad There Is You" - uncredited)
 1952 Varieties (Short) (performer: "Sweet Georgia Brown", "Will Cowan Special", "South Rampart Street Parade")
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (performer: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho")
 1948 Catalina Interlude (Short) (performer: "Perfidia", "Catalina", "My Ideal", "Tangerine", "Muskrat Ramble", "Hit the Road To Dreamland" - uncredited)
 1947 The Fabulous Dorseys (music: "Contrasts")
 1946 Headline Bands (Short) (writer: "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" - uncredited)
 1944 Lost in a Harem (lyrics: "John Silver" (1944) - uncredited) / (music: "John Silver" (1944) - uncredited)
 1944 Four Jills in a Jeep (writer: "The Champ" - uncredited)
 1944 You Can't Ration Love (music: "Oodles of Noodles")
 1944 Groovie Movie (Short) (performer: "One O'Clock Jump")
 1943 I Dood It (music: "Contrast" - uncredited)
 1942 The Fleet's In (performer: "If You Build a Better Mousetrap" - uncredited)
 1938 Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra (Short) (lyrics: "It's the Dreamer in Me" (1938) - uncredited) / (performer: "Beebe" (1929), "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps" (1936), "It's the Dreamer in Me" (1938), "I Love You in Technicolor" (1938), "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" (1936) - uncredited) / (writer: "Beebe" (1929), "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps" (1936), "I Love You in Technicolor" (1938), "Dusk in Upper Sandusky" (1936) - uncredited)
 1936 Dodsworth (writer: "Shim, Sham, Shimmy" - uncredited)
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Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
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He had one daughter, Julie Lou, with his wife Jane Porter. See more »

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