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Lester Lanin (1907–2004)

Lester Lanin was born on August 26, 1907 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Nathaniel Lester Lanin. He was married to Marilyn Weiss. He died on October 27, 2004 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »
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 2006 Scoop (arranger: "Adios Muchachos") / (performer: "Adios Muchachos", "Recado", "Dengozo")
 2000 Small Time Crooks (performer: "Mountain Greenery", "Lester Lanin Cha-Cha", "This Could Be the Start of Something Big", "Just in Time", "Old Devil Moon", "The Hukilau Song", "Steady, Steady") / (writer: "Lester Lanin Cha-Cha")
 1999 Man of the Century (performer: "Dancing in the Dark", "Mine", "Mississippi Mud", "The Merry Widow Waltz")
 1994 The Paper (performer: "LESSONS IN CHA CHA")
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 1989 Chances Are
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 1989 Chances Are (conductor: Lester Lanin Orchestra)
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 1962 The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.46 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #1.45 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #1.44 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #1.43 (1962) ... Himself
- Episode #1.42 (1962) ... Himself

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Single: "Cabaret" / "Mame" (Audio-Fidelity Records) See more »

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A prolific recording artist during the late 1950's and early 1960's, primarily for Epic Records, Lanin's best-selling "ballroom" albums during those years included "Lester Lanin at the Tiffany Ball," "Have Band, Will Travel," "High Society Country Style," and "Twistin' in High Society." See more »


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