No photo available. Represent Harry Edison? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 407,376 this week

Harry Edison (I) (1915–1999)

Harry Edison was a composer, songwriter ("Free Eats", "Every Tub") and trumpeter in the Count Basie and His Orchestra between 1937 and 1950, then with Buddy Rich. He toured with Josephine Baker, appeared in "Jazz at the Philharmonic", and made many records. He joined ASCAP in 1959, and his other popular instrumental compositions include "Mutton ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 83) in Columbus, Ohio, USA

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Harry Edison's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe (writer: "Jive At Five" - as Harry "Sweets" Edison)
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (writer: "The Monster" - uncredited)
 1994 Baseball (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Whole New Ballgame (1994) ... (writer: "Pound Cake")
 1970 Where's Poppa? (performer: "The Goodbye Song" - as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
Hide Hide Show Show Actor (2 credits)
 1975 Everybody Rides the Carousel
Stage 8 (voice)
 1972 Dig (Short)
Uncle Igneous (voice, as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
Hide Hide Show Show Music department (2 credits)
 1972 Lady Sings the Blues (musician: trumpet - uncredited)
 1967 Urbanissimo (Short) (musician: soloist - as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (8 credits)
 1999 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Himself
 1998 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Himself
- Nat King Cole: Loved in Return (1998) ... Himself (as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
 1992 Texas Tenor: The Illinois Jacquet Story (Documentary)
Himself
 1990 Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1986 Blues for Central Avenue (Documentary)
Himself (as Harry 'Sweets' Edison)
 1959 One Night Stand: The World of Lenny Bruce (TV Movie)
Himself
 1944 Jammin' the Blues (Short)
Himself - on Trumpet
Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Sweets for the Sweet" (VCL)

Alternate Names:

Harry 'Sweets' Edison
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia:

Jazz trumpeter. See more »

Nickname:

Sweets

Star Sign:

Libra

Message Boards

Discuss Harry Edison on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page