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Woody Herman (1913–1987)

Legendary clarinetist, composer ("At the Woodchoppers' Ball"), singer and bandleader (the Thundering Herd(s) ), educated at Marquette University. He was a clarinetist in the orchestras of Joey Lichter, Harry Sosnik, Gus Arnheim, and Indiana Jones, then formed his own orchestra, appearing in hotels, theatres and ballrooms. He toured Europe in 1954,... See full bio »

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 2013 Gangster Squad (writer: "Early Autumn")
 2010 The Laundromat (Short) (performer: "Blues in the Night")
 2008 Revolutionary Road (writer: "At The Woodchopper's Ball")
 2003 The Human Stain (performer: "Woodchopper's Ball" (1939)) / (writer: "Woodchopper's Ball" (1939))
 2002 Undertaking Betty (writer: "Woodchopper's Ball" - as Herman)
 2001 Pearl Harbor (performer: "Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol Me)")
 2000 Joe Gould's Secret (performer: "Tiny's Blues")
 1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (writer: "Early Autumn")
 1995 The Grass Harp (performer: "WOODCHOPPER'S BALL") / (writer: "WOODCHOPPER'S BALL")
 1987 In the Mood (performer: "CALDONIA")
 1987 Mascara (writer: "Shanghai Lily")
 1977 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 22 July 1977 (1977) ... (performer: "But the World Goes 'Round")
 1964 The Danny Kaye Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.11 (1964) ... (writer: "Mother Goose Jumps")
 1960 Startime (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Swingin' Years (1960) ... (performer: "Caldonia" - uncredited)
 1958 The Big Record (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.20 (1958) ... (performer: "Blues in the Night", "Amen", "Stars Fell on Alabama", "Caldonia")
 1957 The Lux Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.4 (1957) ... (writer: "Early Autumn")
 1947 New Orleans (performer: "(Do You Know What It Means to Miss) New Orleans" (1947))
 1946 Headline Bands (Short) (performer: "Carolina in the Morning" - uncredited)
 1945 Earl Carroll Vanities (music: "Apple Honey") / (performer: "Rockabye Boogie")
 1944 On Approval (writer: "At The Woodchoppers' Ball" - uncredited)
 1943 Wintertime (performer: "Later Tonight", "Wintertime" - uncredited)
 1942 What's Cookin'? (arranger: "Golden Wedding" - uncredited)
 1940 Woody Herman & His Orchestra (Short) (performer: "Carolina in the Morning", "You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby", "Doctor Jazz" - uncredited)
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Other Works:

Nonfiction book: "Teaching Folio" See more »

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1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Woody Herman and His Band | Woody Herman and His Orchestra

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Faced with eviction from his home in 1987. See more »


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