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Gene Krupa (1909–1973)


Gene married Ethel McGuire in 1934. She was the switchboard operator at the Dixie Hotel where Gene was living while he was working in the pit band of "Girl Crazy." They were divorced in 1942 and remarried in 1946. Ethel died in 1955. Gene then married Patty Bowler in 1959 and they adopted two children, Mary Grace and Michael, who Gene nicknamed "... See full bio »

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Known For

Raging Bull
Raging Bull Soundtrack
(1980)
Avengers: Age of Ultron
(2015)
Rounders
Rounders Soundtrack
(1998)
The Glenn Miller Story
(1954)

Filmography

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 2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron (writer: "Full Dress Hop")
 2011 L.A. Noire (Video Game) (performer: "Sing Sing Sing")
 2009 Nativity! (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood")
 2007 The Sopranos (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Remember When (2007) ... (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing)")
 2004 Keisarikunta (performer: "Drumming Man") / (writer: "Drumming Man", "Drum Boogie")
 2002 Hollywood Ending (performer: "Hooray for Hollywood" (1937))
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (performer: "The Monster" - uncredited)
 1998 Rounders (performer: "Tuxedo Junction")
 1988 She's Having a Baby (writer: "DRUMMIN' MAN")
 1980 Raging Bull (music: "Drum Boogie" (1941)) / (performer: "Drum Boogie" (1941))
 1974 The Execution of Private Slovik (TV Movie) (writer: "Drum Boogie")
 1966 The Dean Martin Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.2 (1966) ... (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing" - uncredited)
 1963 The Lively Ones (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1963) ... (writer: "Boogie Blues")
  Startime (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1960) (writer - 1 episode, 1960)
- The Swingin' Years (1960) ... (performer: "Drum Boogie" - uncredited) / (writer: "Drum Boogie" - uncredited)
 1958 Timex All-Star Jazz Show (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 10 November 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "How High the Moon", "Let Me Off Uptown" - uncredited)
- Episode dated 30 April 1958 (1958) ... (performer: "The Lady Is a Tramp" - uncredited)
 1956 The Benny Goodman Story (performer: "Sing, Sing, Sing")
 1954 The Glenn Miller Story (performer: "Basin Street Blues" - uncredited)
 1953 Omnibus (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Benny Goodman Trio/While the Tide Was Rising/Thomas Hart Benton at Home/The Tyrant Nicolaio (1953) ... (performer: "Memories of You", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "The World is Waiting for the Sunrise")
 1949 Make Believe Ballroom (performer: "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho") / (writer: "Disc Jockey Jump")
 1948 Glamour Girl (performer: "Gene's Boogie", "Anywhere", "Without Imagination", "Melody in F" (uncredited))
 1947 The Drummer Man (Short) (performer: "Lover", "Boogie Blues", "Stompin' at the Savoy", "Leave Us Leap")
 1947 Beat the Band (music: "Shadow Rhapsody", "Drum Boogie") / (performer: "Shadow Rhapsody", "I'm in Love" (reprise), "Drum Boogie", "Dr. Gillespie")
 1947 Follow That Music (Short) (writer: "Boogie Blues")
 1945 George White's Scandals (music: "Leave Us Leap", "Bolero in the Jungle" - uncredited) / (performer: "Leave Us Leap" (uncredited), "I Want to Be a Drummer in the Band" (uncredited), "Bolero in the Jungle" (uncredited), "Scandals")
 1944 The Shining Future (Short) (performer: "Sing, Sing. Sing" - uncredited)
 1941 Ball of Fire (lyrics: "Drum Boogie" (1941) - uncredited) / (music: "Drum Boogie" (1941) - uncredited)
 1939 Some Like It Hot (performer: "The Lady's in Love with You", "Some Like It Hot", "Blue Rhythm Fantasy") / (writer: "Some Like It Hot", "Blue Rhythm Fantasy")
 1937 Hollywood Hotel ("I've Got a Heartful of Music" (1937), uncredited)
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4 Biographical Movies | 2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | See more »

Alternate Names:

Gene Krupa His Drums and His Band | The Gene Krupa Quartet | The Gene Krupa Trio

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Trivia:

Along with Eddie Condon, Krupa moved from Chicago to New York in 1929 to work in theatre pit bands (some under the direction of Red Nichols) alongside Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman. He also recorded with Bix Beiderbecke. Between late 1934 and 1938, Krupa came to fame as star drummer for Benny Goodman, but his high profile within the band, his showmanship and popularity with audiences, irritated ... See more »

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