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Jan Garber (1897–1977)

Jan Garber was born on November 5, 1897 in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. He was an actor, known for Jan Garber and His Orchestra (1941), Tune Time (1942) and Jam Session (1944). He died on October 5, 1977 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. See full bio »

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 1949 Make Believe Ballroom
Band Leader Jan Garber
 1944 Jam Session
Jan Garber
 1944 Sweethearts of the U.S.A.
Jan Garber
 1943 Here Comes Elmer
Orchestra Leader
 1942 Tune Time (Short)
Jan Garber
 1941 Jan Garber and His Orchestra (Short)
Band Leader Jan Garber
 1940 Hit Parade of 1941
Jan Garber, Band Leader
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 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (performer: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho")
 1943 So's Your Uncle (performer: "You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)")
 1941 Jan Garber and His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Bugle Call Rag", "Lullaby of Broadway", "My Dear", "Ma (He's Making Eyes at Me)", "Where Was I?") / (writer: "My Dear")
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 1951 Kreisler Bandstand (TV Series)
- Episode #1.13 (1951) ... Himself
- Episode #1.11 (1951) ... Himself
 1945 Solid Senders (Short)
Himself - Leader of Jan Garber Band
 1943 So's Your Uncle

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Attended the University of North Carolina. Briefly played violin with the Philadelphia Symphony. Formed his first band in New York in 1918. His next outfit was co-led by pianist Milton Davis in the early 1920's, playing a 'semi-hot style' of jazz. This was known as the Garber-Davis Orchestra. His 'sweet' band came about in the 1930's, when Garber took over the Freddie Large Orchestra in Cleveland. See more »


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