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Russ Freeman (I) (1926–2002)

Composer, pianist, conductor, songwriter and publisher. He was a pianist in the bands of Benny Goodman, Chet Baker, and Art Pepper. He toured Europe with Benny Goodman and Shelly Manne. He worked in the television industry as a pianist and musical director for a number of musical variety shows, such as "Laugh-In." He conducted and soloed on ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 76) in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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 2000 Ja jestem Jurek (Short) (composer: song "The Wind")
 1991 Because It's Christmas: Barry Manilow (Video documentary) (musician: guitar)
 1976-1977 The Captain and Tennille (TV Series) (musical director - 20 episodes)
- Episode #1.20 (1977) ... (musical director - 1976)
- Episode #1.19 (1977) ... (musical director - 1976)
- Episode #1.18 (1977) ... (musical director - 1976)
- Episode #1.17 (1977) ... (musical director - 1976)
- Episode #1.16 (1977) ... (musical director - 1976)
 1974-1976 Tony Orlando and Dawn (TV Series) (musical director - 44 episodes)
- Episode #3.9 (1976) ... (musical director - 1974-1976)
- Episode #3.8 (1976) ... (musical director - 1974-1976)
- Episode #3.7 (1976) ... (musical director - 1974-1976)
- Episode #3.6 (1976) ... (musical director - 1974-1976)
- Episode #3.5 (1976) ... (musical director - 1974-1976)
 1974 Cotton Club '75 (TV Movie) (musician: pianist)
 1973 RCA's Opening Night (TV Movie) (music coordinator)
 1967-1973 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series) (music coordinator - 141 episodes)
- Episode #6.24 (1973) ... (music coordinator - 1968-1973)
- Episode #6.23 (1973) ... (music coordinator - 1968-1973)
- Episode #6.22 (1973) ... (music coordinator - 1968-1973)
- Episode #6.21 (1973) ... (music coordinator - 1968-1973)
- Episode #6.20 (1973) ... (music coordinator - 1968-1973)
 1965 Inside Daisy Clover (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1964 Dead Ringer (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1962 The Proper Time (music: piano - as Shelley Manne & His Men)
 1960 The Subterraneans (musician: piano - uncredited)
 1959 Porgy and Bess (musician: piano)
 1959 T-Bird Gang (band musician)
 1953 The Wild One (musician: piano - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

"One on One" (album)

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Shelley Manne & His Men

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Played on soundtracks of or assisted with scores of: "The Wild One", "I Want to Live", "Porgy and Bess", "The Subterraneans" and Scorsese's "New York, New York". See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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