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Mercer Ellington (1919–1996)

Composer ("Things Ain't What They Used to Be"), trumpeter, conductor, and arranger, educated at Juilliard, New York University, and Columbia University. He formed his own band in 1939, and served in the US Army during World War II, then led his band until 1949. By 1954 he was the road manager and trumpeter for the Cootie Williams orchestra, and ... See full bio »


(age 76) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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 2000 Wonder Boys ("Things Ain't What They Used to Be")
 1998 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (writer: "Moon Mist")
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys (producer: "Perdido", "Prelude to a Kiss", "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me")
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 2011/I Snapshot (Short) (in memory of)
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 1991 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
 1991 Michael Feinstein & Friends (TV Movie)
 1975 Super Bowl IX (TV Movie)
Himself - Halftime Performer
 1974 On the Road with Duke Ellington (Documentary)

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